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Aids underserved youth in recovery from psychological trauma through art therapy and healing public art installations. Mental illness carries a stigma, especially in minority communities, many suffer in silent shame internalizing their emotions...
Last Updated: July 17, 2015
CAMMO fosters and nurtures the musical talent of veterans and active duty service members by providing them with opportunities to train with professionals, to record, and to perform. CAMMO brings veterans together with industry experts and helps...
Last Updated: July 17, 2015
Jaeson Parsons started the Graffiti of War Project after he returned from Iraq, where he served as an Army medic, and found that not all of his therapy needs could be met through the Veterans Affairs hospital. Sparked by the off-hand and impromptu...
Last Updated: July 20, 2015
Nearly 28 million U.S. adults have some type of disability related to hearing, sight, cognition, walking, and other activities of daily living. The latest NEA research offers the first, nationally representative analysis of arts-participation...
Last Updated: July 22, 2015
Founded in 2002 by award-winning author Dave Eggers and award-winning education Ninive Calegari, 826 Valencia has since inspired a network of creative writing and tutoring centers now seven cities strong: San Francisco, Ann Arbor/Detriot, Boston,...
Last Updated: August 3, 2015
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Last Updated: October 28, 2015
What is American culture? While many countries long ago defined their culture and heritage, our culture is less easily described. A recent New York Times essay on identity raised thought-provoking questions about the diversity and fluidity of the...
Last Updated: December 2, 2015
Animating Democracy held its second Evaluators Circle (E-Circle) at the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center, inviting Los Angeles-based cultural leaders, researchers, and evaluators to share evaluation projects, findings and learning...
Last Updated: January 22, 2016
In 2016, Animating Democracy, a program of Americans for the Arts, will develop EQUITY 360: Grantmaking, a suite of resources to inform and support grantmakers seeking to improve programs and evolve practices to create and sustain more equitable...
Last Updated: May 10, 2016
In it's 50th year, Imagination Theater's participatory learning experiences educate learners of all ages about social issues. In our performances spectators become "spect-actors," maximizing participation throughout the performance to affect the...
Last Updated: August 8, 2016
Saving Our Sons & Sisters International (SOSSI) is a 501c3 non-profit organization made up of “no excuse” lead- ers of integrity committed to making a difference in the lives of youth and adults, by transforming and improving their educational...
Last Updated: August 12, 2016
The Clubhouse Network is an international community of 100 Clubhouses located in 19 countries, providing youth with life-changing opportunities for over 22 years.Each Clubhouse provides a creative, safe, and free out-of-school learning environment...
Last Updated: October 21, 2016
The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum collects, preserves, and interprets the evolving history and traditions of country music. Through exhibits, publications, and educational programs, the Museum teaches its diverse audiences about the enduring...
Last Updated: January 4, 2017
Words & Music is a curriculum-based lyric-writing program that: 1) Creates in-school educational opportunities that address Common Core standards in language arts and music and contribute to positive mental health outcomes for 9,000 Nashville...
Last Updated: January 4, 2017
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Last Updated: February 3, 2017

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