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A Profile in Partnership: Communities In Schools of Chicago & Ingenuity
As another budget-challenged school year approaches for Chicago Public Schools, the arts education community can find strength in partnership sustainability. Partnerships and their respective attributes vary depending on organizational values, but there are some qualities we see as … Read More >
Dispatches from the Teacher Institute
By Stephen Upchuck
Oct 6, 2015
Two large prep carts—entirely laden with scavenged 2-by-4’s, each sawed length-wise to create six bundles—blocked the doors to the MCA’s first-floor conference room. The 21 CPS teachers participating in a week-long professional development workshop as part of summer Teacher Institute gingerly negotiated the protruding poles to … Read More >
Steppenwolf Theatre Company has partnered with Multicultural Academy of Scholarship (MAS) in Little Village High School for eight years. The nature of this partnership has deepened and expanded each year in new ways.
In 2007, we started by bringing in teaching artists to conduct a short-term residency with drama teacher, eD Cisneros. A few years … Read More >
Successful partnership stories often follow a formula. An under-resourced school partners with a community arts provider and they form a relationship that grows and flourishes in perpetuity. We, as community partners may foster this construct by thinking that if a school truly recognizes the impact of our work, a shift will be made in … Read More >