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Rock 'n' Roll Camp for Girls
Portland, OR
The Rock 'n' Roll Camp for Girls builds girls self-esteem through music creation and performance. Year round workshops and technical trainings create leadership opportunities, cultivate a community of peers and mentors and encourage social change and the development of life skills. This profile courtesy of Air Traffic Control.
Rock and Wrap It Up! Inc.
Cedarhurst, NY
Rock and Wrap It Up! is a non-profit and non-partisan organization devoted to developing innovative greening solutions to the pressing issues of hunger and poverty in America. Rock and Wrap It Up! combats hunger by packaging prepared but untouched meals following concerts, sporting, and school events and then delivering to local food banks and charitable agencies. Toiletries and cleaning products from hotels, schools and donors are also collected and distributed. The items collected reduce both the amount of waste added to landfills and society's carbon footprint.
Rock for Health
New York, NY
Rock for Health seeks to educate artists on health issues, provide medical information, and be an advocate for musicians in regards to health insurance coverage and long-term care. Rock for Health provides information on affordable health plans for artist groups and individuals and information about medical conditions that effect musicians. The goal is to address health issues before they escalate into expensive hospital bills. This profile courtesy of Air Traffic Control.
Rock Paper Scissors Collective
Oakland, CA
Rock Paper Scissors Collective (RPSC) is a volunteer-run community arts space in downtown Oakland, California that is dedicated to strengthening its local community and encouraging alternative, sustainable practices. It was formed in 2004 by a group of emerging artists working in the visual arts, crafts, film, music and writing. A year later, the group opened a storefront space offering free and low-cost classes, curated and open submission art shows, and a retail outlet for DIY clothes, crafts, zines and music.
Rock the Vote
Washington, DC
Rock the Vote works at the intersection of popular culture and politics to engage and build political power for young people in our country. This mission is accomplished by providing tools for organizations to hold voter registration drives including do-it-yourself guides, promotional items and downloadable registration forms while also connecting musical artists to voter registration efforts. Electionland (http://electionland.com) is a database of elections information organized by state.
Ronit Bezalel
Chicago, IL
Ronit Bezalel has been producing and directing films since 1990. Her films cover a wide range of topics, from the dismantling of Public Housing to Professional Women’s Tackle Football (co-directed with Laurie Little and Sree Nallamothu). Her documentaries have been broadcast internationally, played in festivals, and used as a teaching tool in educational institutions worldwide. Ronit Bezalel, began her career at the National Film Board of Canada, where she created the documentary, When Shirley Met Florence (1994).
Ronit Films
Chicago, IL
Ronit Bezalel has been producing and directing films since 1990. Her films cover a wide range of topics, from the dismantling of Public Housing to Professional Women’s Tackle Football (co-directed with Laurie Little and Sree Nallamothu). Her documentaries have been broadcast internationally, played in festivals, and used as a teaching tool in educational institutions worldwide. Ronit Bezalel, began her career at the National Film Board of Canada, where she created the documentary, When Shirley Met Florence (1994).
Rural Desk News Initiative
Whitesburg, KY
The Center for Rural Strategies produced, as part of the Rural Desk News Initiative, video news pieces about issues that face today's rural Americans. The videos were distributed for free to local television stations across the country, so that they could provide their viewers with compelling, accurate, and balanced information about rural issues. They were produced and aired in the fall of 2003.
Ruth Mott Foundation
Flint, MI
The Foundation supports the arts for their inherent value in deepening and enriching the quality of our lives, and in their capacity to enhance our awareness and understanding of one another, advance important social, humanistic, and educational goals, and promote cultural diversity and democracy.
San Francisco Arts Commission
San Francisco, CA
The San Francisco Arts Commission is the city agency that champions the arts in San Francisco. The Commission believes that a creative cultural environment is essential to the City’s well-being. Their programs integrate the arts into all aspects of city life.
San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
San Francisco, CA
The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) is a department of the City and County of San Francisco that provides retail drinking water and wastewater services to San Francisco, wholesale water to three Bay Area counties, and green hydroelectric and solar power to San Francisco's municipal departments. Our mission is to provide our customers with high quality, efficient and reliable water, power, and sewer services in a manner that is inclusive of environmental and community interests, and that sustains the resources entrusted to our care.
Santa Barbara Poets in the Schools
Santa Barbara, CA
Santa Barbara Poet-Teachers (SBPT) is an independent educational organization that places poet-teachers in the classrooms of both public and private schools in Santa Barbara County. Our goal is to nurture a knowledge and appreciation of diverse forms of poetry while inviting students to develop their individual poetic voice. As working poets, we provide a framework within which students develop their creativity and intuition while also creating a safe haven for the exploration of feelings and emotion through the poetic/creative writing process.
Sara Trail
Antioch, CA
Sara Trail dedicates her art practice to social justice reform and created SJSA in efforts to engage students and activists across the United States who share a common vision of equity and justice. She uses art as a vehicle for motivation and awareness while providing people a platform to create activist art through fabric textiles.  She encourages people to become artivists [art + activist] and designs community social justice quilts as a tool for social critique and action.
Sarah Browning
Washington, DC
Sarah Browning is Director of Split This Rock and DC Poets Against the War, author of Whiskey in the Garden of Eden (The Word Works, 2007), and co-editor of D.C. Poets Against the War: An Anthology (Argonne House Press, 2004). The recipient of an artist fellowship from the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, she has also received a Creative Communities Initiative grant and the People Before Profits Poetry Prize.
Sarah Doherty
Baltimore , MD
Sarah Doherty is an artist whose work explores the intersections of art, architecture, urban spaces and technology through installation art and urban intervention projects. Installation works have combined sculptural materials, with video, computer controlled media and light to explore experiential and participatory art. Her urban interventions explore the intersections of creative agency and strategies of place making. She serves on as Interdisciplinary Sculpture & Foundation professor at The Maryland Institute College of Art.
Save Yourself: Relay
New York, NY
Artist Jamie Crooke invites participants on an interactive performance throughout 14th street as part of the Art in Odd Places Festival. Maps will be available throughout the festival to participate by collecting health information from businesses at your own pace. Performances will be held on Oct. 5-9th from 12-4pm along 14th Street. "Save Yourself: Relay" was inspired by a 2012 study conducted that
SAY Sí
San Antonio, TX
Mission Statement Serving San Antonio’s youth, SAY Sí is a year round, long-term, non-profit multidisciplinary arts program that provides students opportunities to develop artistic and social skills in preparation for higher educational advancement and professional careers.  
Scenarios USA
Brooklyn, NY
 
Scott Stulen
Minneapolis, MN
Scott Stulen grew up in west central Minnesota in the 1980’s and has an inappropriately positive view of late seventies design. He (non-ironically) loves Neil Diamond, chainsaw art, pastel polyester baseball jerseys, romantic landscape painters and western shirts from Fleet Farm. His paintings and sculptures explores false constructions of personal and collective memory, failure, loss, and obsession through the cabin culture aesthetic of the Upper Midwest.
Scribe Video Center
Philadelphia, PA
SCRIBE VIDEO CENTER, a Philadelphia-based non-profit organization, was founded in 1982 as a place where people could work together and gain skills in media making. Scribe Video Center seeks to explore, develop and advance the use of video as an artistic medium and as a tool for progressive social change. "Scribe" is a metaphor for the use of video as a modern medium to record significant contemporary concerns and events. Central to our mission are efforts to reach communities that traditionally have not had access to video training or production facilities.

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