Capacity (social capital, skills, practice, resources)

Since 2008, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) has operated an El Sistema-inspired in and after-school music education and mentorship program, delivered in partnership with Baltimore City Public Schools System (BCPSS). Designed to create social...
Last Updated: March 6, 2015
VISION: The Baltimore United Viewfinders is an East Baltimore youth leadership initiative using multimedia arts to explore their own definition of self and place, encourage community action and exchange visual and verbal dialogue. MISSION: To foster...
Last Updated: March 6, 2015
The Cathedral Arts Project (CAP) is the leading provider of comprehensive and ongoing instruction in the visual and performing arts for elementary and middle school students in Duval County, Florida. Our mission is to enrich the quality of life in...
Last Updated: May 5, 2015
The New Victory Usher Corps is a model creative youth development program that focuses on each teen’s individual education and professional goals while providing paid employment in a prominent Times Square theater.
Last Updated: May 5, 2015
Theatre Without Borders (TWB) is an all-volunteer network of individual theatre artists and organizations around the world. TWB was created to share information and to help build links for individuals and institutions interested in international...
Last Updated: June 22, 2015
Last Updated: July 15, 2015
Mourned and Unmourned is a socially-engaged, interactive art project that was presented at the 3rd Annual Canine Memorial Ceremony at Baldwin Park in Orlando, FL, on April 25, 2015 from 6-9 PM.  During the ceremony, community members of all ages...
Last Updated: September 4, 2015
Urbano Project brings together urban teens and professional artists to ignite social change through participatory works of contemporary art and performance. Together we are developing future generations of artists and leaders committed to an...
Last Updated: October 5, 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
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
Music Out Loud is an opera-based El Sistema-inspired program that works with middle school students in an after school setting. The program uses all aspects of opera (music, theater, movement, set design, stage management, etc.) as a means to reach...
Last Updated: August 8, 2016
Youth in Focus empowers urban youth, through photography, to experience their worlds in new ways and make positive choices for their lives.  We put cameras in the hands of at-risk youth and place them in a challenging environment surrounded by high...
Last Updated: August 12, 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
LinkNYC provides the skills, experience, connections, and planning necessary for a young person to develop a career in the growing field of digital media and communications. Our multi-faceted approach is innovative in that it addresses career...
Last Updated: August 22, 2016

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