Youth development

Edutainment - the mixture of education and entertainment ranging from video games to soap operas, harnesses the power of entertainment to promote social change.
Last Updated: July 19, 2013
“Scaling Impact” provides a useful discussion on the issues evaluators face when assisting organizations scale up their initiatives. Scaling is the process of replicating or adapting an intervention to a different activity site or for a new...
Last Updated: July 19, 2013
Arts for All, a partnership between the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, Office of Education, and local partners, developed the School Arts Survey to measure the availability and quality of arts education throughout Los Angeles County. The survey...
Last Updated: July 19, 2013
The Boston Youth Arts Evaluation Project (BYAEP) Framework responds to the need for an evaluation model that considers the combination of education, youth development and social services outcomes and that does justice to the beauty, complexity and...
Last Updated: July 19, 2013
Folk arts include a constellation of artistic activities and cultural expressions in community life that are informal, often popular in orientation, amateur, voluntary, and occurring in myriad social contexts. As expressions of deep cultural...
Last Updated: September 4, 2013
Youth media is a diverse array of practices in which young people collaborate with artists and educators to express themselves creatively, communicate with peers across borders, and participate in community dialogue and problem solving. Social...
Last Updated: September 4, 2013
In towns all across the United States, young people are using music and art to make interesting, creative, and positive things happen in their communities. They are punks, rappers, educators, singer-songwriters, artists, and community organizers who...
Last Updated: September 4, 2013
As a long-time activist and co-founder of the Boston-based Design Studio for Social Intervention (DS4SI), Lori Lobenstine discusses making meaning and creating change in the public sphere through the integration of social justice strategies with art...
Last Updated: January 13, 2014
This groundbreaking report from the Tucson Pima Arts Council, People, Land, Arts, Culture, and Engagement: Taking Stock of the PLACE Initiative,  deepens and elevates the meaning of creative placemaking through a thoughtful analysis of its authentic...
Last Updated: February 18, 2014
The Union Square Awards believes that grassroots activism strengthens local communities. The Awards identify activists, community organizers, advocates and service providers across New York City neighborhoods who were building organizations...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Arts in Stark is a non-profit organization that gives out grants, manages the county Cultural Center, and runs the Annual Arts Campaign. Arts in Stark is committed to using the arts to create smarter kids, new jobs, and healthier communities.
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture vitalizes the city by supporting the region's cultural assets, integrating arts and culture into community life and showcasing San Diego as an international tourist destination.
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Our Foundation funds programs which advance arts education in public, charter, and parochial schools in New York City.
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Texas Commission on the Arts’ mission is to develop a receptive climate for the arts in Texas. To accomplish its mission, TCA awards grants, promotes the arts, and raises funds to enhance support of the arts in Texas.
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Double Take Project combined interdisciplinary techniques and Applied Theatre to empower college students at Bucknell University to address the many issues of their social and party culture. The project was cultivated May 2011 to May 2012 by senior...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014

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