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Newsfeed December 18, 2018
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Young Audiences Arts for Learning's 2019 National Conference will be held April 3-5 in Houston, Texas. This year's conference, No Limits: Supporting Children with Learning Differences, will address timely issues such as inclusion, accessibility, and the role of the arts in supporting young people with special needs. Now through January 4, 2019, we will be accepting workshop proposals.

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Our Virginia affiliate is looking for an exceptional and dynamic Program Relationship Coordinator to join their Program Team. The ideal candidate will have a background in youth education, experience with arts integration, strong facilitation, and partnership-building skills.

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Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) Superintendent Dr. Cade Brumley and Young Audiences National Executive Director David Dik announced that six JPPSS schools are taking part in a new 4-year, $2.3 million grant awarded to Young Audiences of Louisiana (YALA) to create an arts-integrated educational model that advances student achievement. Additionally, the project will deliver national access to model curriculum and materials through a distance learning platform administered by Young Audiences, Inc. Research from the JPPSS partnership will help elevate the effectiveness of arts integration in improving student academic and artistic outcomes.

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We are pleased to share a double dose of wonderful news from our affiliate, Young Audiences New Jersey & Eastern Pennsylvania! Last week, the organization was awarded two matching grants totaling $600,000 to help improve student attendance in two New Jersey schools.

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CAL marked the occasion with a free Family Arts Festival, inviting local community members into the new space at 1450 E. 105th Street to catch a glimpse of the imaginative arts-inspired programming it will bring to Cleveland’s Glenville neighborhood.

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ArtsNow has been awarded more than US$2.27 million over four years to fund its smART Literacy! program in four elementary schools in Georgia and South Carolina. Notably, ArtsNow is one of three Young Audiences affiliates to be awarded AAEDD grants for FY18, among just 22 winning projects culled from more than 90 applications.

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