Young Audiences of Rochester and Settlement Houses of Rochester Foundation Unite to Advance Urban Arts Education Alliance


Young Audiences of Rochester, NY and Settlement Houses of Rochester Foundation are pleased to announce an exciting partnership. They will introduce and provide a broad range of arts programming that engage multigenerational clients of Rochester's settlement houses, who often do not have access to a diverse variety of arts experiences. 
The Urban Arts Education Alliance will serve the member agencies of the Settlement Houses of Rochester: Charles Settlement House, Community Place of Rochester and Baden Street Settlement of Rochester, Inc. UAEA will:
  • Provide resources, advocacy and a united agenda for advancing an urban arts education agenda
  • Provide employment and professional development opportunites for professional mulitdisciplinary teaching artists
  • Provide embedded arts and enrichment that further literacy and STEM initiatives
  • Provide a united development strategy that identifies non traditonal funding sources and expands opportunities for raising unrestricted and programmatic dollars 
Photo Opportunity: Artist Delores Jackson Radney will work with a group of children immediately following several speakers
About Young Audiences of Rochester, NY:  For 55 years, Young Audiences of Rochester, NY (YA), the largest, most comprehensive, multi-modal nonprofit arts learning organization in upstate NY, has been the premier resource and provider of award-winning, innovative, quality arts learning experiences for children and youth from cradle to college and careers. As part of a national network, YA is a respected leader and catalyst for arts integration, inspiring and connecting artists, cultural and educational organizations and providing innovative teaching and learning opportunities. Our primary mission is to use the arts for life-long learning, with a vision of preparing generations of critical thinkers, innovators, and responsible citizens, prepared for life and work in the 21st Century global marketplace. In 2015-16, YA and 134 teaching artists provided arts experiences for 186,213 students – delivering 261 performances, 2,617 workshops and residencies in 120 educational sites in 15 NYS counties representing audiences from culturally and socio-economically diverse backgrounds.
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About Settlement Houses of Rochester Foundation: (RSHF):
Three local settlement houses— — Community Place of Rochester, Charles Settlement House, and Baden Street Settlement— created the Settlement Houses of Rochester Foundation to be a fundraising arm for all three houses, allowing each to retain their autonomy and provide an even more comprehensive range of valuable, neighborhood-based programs. Each of the settlement houses offers similar programs designed to identify and reinforce the strengths of youth, families, and seniors based on the needs of the individual neighborhood. By working together, SHRF aims to create a foundation for the future and reduce poverty.
For more information please contact:
Lydia Boddie-Rice, YA, CEO (P: 585.530.2060 x209
Rachel Barnhart, SHRF, Chief Development Officer (P: 585.755.8510


Date of Event: 
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 10:00am
Alvin Wesley Child Development Center
500 N. Clinton Ave
14605 Rochester , NY
United States
New York US

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