Newsfeed December 12, 2018
YA Arts for Learning
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.
YA of Louisiana Awarded US$2.3 Million Grant to Boost Arts Education at Six Jefferson Parish Schools
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.
In pursuit of our vision to make a well-rounded, arts-rich education a reality for all the nation's students, our policy and advocacy efforts have become a critical part of our work. On the heels of midterm elections, these efforts are more vital than ever. Please consider making a year-end contribution by December 31, 2018, so that we can continue and advance this important work!
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.
Cleveland-Based Center for Arts-Inspired Learning Celebrates Grand Opening of New Creative Arts Center in Glenville
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.