The House of the Seven Gables Settlement Association is thrilled to be one of 90 organizations across Massachusetts to be awarded a Sustaining the Humanities grant from Mass Humanities, state-based affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities’ SHARP program. Funding from Mass Humanities has been made possible by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) through the American Rescue Plan, legislated by Congress to support the response and recovery of the cultural sector from the ongoing impacts of the coronavirus.
The Gables will use the award totaling $12,807 to help fund English as a second language and citizenship classes this fall. These programs are integral to the Settlement Association mission. Thank you to Mass Humanities, the NEH, and American Rescue Plan for this generous support.
Our 2021 fall session classes began on September 29 and will conclude for the holiday break on December 14. There are three ESL classes and one citizenship course, with a total of 60 students enrolled. We are so grateful to be able to continue our founder’s legacy of service in Salem with these programs. You can learn more about Caroline Emmerton’s commitment to community here on our blog.