April 10, 2019 //

Student Perspectives: Tylor & Winter (Residency Program Participants)

At this year’s Art for All Gala we featured a gallery of testimonials from young people across Urban Gateways programs. Get to know Tylor and Winter, students from two of our current artist-in-residence programs with Chicago schools.

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A Blog about a Blog: Mildsauce

Check out the latest face of Mildsauce, a webzine curated by the Street Level Editor’s Club – and learn more about its creative process from youth and instructors.

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January 9, 2019 //

Growing Creatively: Meet Olivia

Olivia (18), a Street Level program participant and member of the Teen Arts Pass (TAP) Teen Council, fills you in about how she got involved and how these programs are impacting her and other young Chicagoans.

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July 23, 2018 //

Announcing the Logo Design Contest for Teen Arts Leadership Summit!

Spread the word: Any Chicago-area teen age 13-19 is invited to envision and submit a design for our Teen Arts Leadership Summit logo!

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Reflecting on Deeply Rooted Dance Theater

Student thank you notes, a teacher reflection, and photos from Urban Gateways matinee performances by Deeply Rooted Dance Theater on February 23.

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January 31, 2018 //

Creating Art, Inspiring Change: A New Chapter in Our Story

Urban Gateways has a new logo, a new mission statement, new colors…and a new organizational identity. Here’s the story of how it came to pass.

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The Voices of Vaughn Occupational High School

Read about Vaughn Occupational students’ experiences with community-based learning at Street-Level Youth Media, where they’re working this year to record a group song about unity.

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CoCre8: Coming Together to Reimagine Chicago

CoCre8 2017 brought together a group of high school students, teachers, and artists, encouraging them to break down traditional hierarchies in learning and art making and to create collaboratively.

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May 31, 2017 //

The Zen of Relief Printing

Taking a look at Southside Occupational Academy, where teaching artist Jesse Avina is helping students find their true colors with relief printing and a variety of art-making projects.

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Percussion Healing Trauma

We talked with teaching artist Josh Guy about his experiences at UCAN, where youth who have experienced trauma participate in his weekly percussion workshops.

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