January 10, 2014 //

Working Together to Bust a Move

What do you get when you combine hip hop, bachata, and matching sweatshirts? The KP Dance Crew of Kelvyn Park High School, who took teamwork and dance to a new …

December 17, 2013 //

Forget sticks and stones: students take an EPIC approach to combat bullying

Did you know… Over 3.2 million students are victims of bullying each year. 71% of students report incidents of bullying as a problem at their school. 90% of 4th through …

December 3, 2013 //

Fairy Tale Remix: A Professional Development Q+A with Ashley Winston

Fairy tales aren’t just for kids anymore. October 4th was all about fantasy, as instructors for several ASPIRA schools participated in a professional development workshop led by teaching artists Ashley …

November 19, 2013 //

Hedges students get a taste of Argentinean dance, Che Malambo style

Winter may be right around the corner, but Argentinean dance and music group, Che Malambo, was just getting warmed up when they made their North American debut at the Athenaeum …


These artists know how to swing, slam, and get the pARTy started

We hope that you’ve taken this week to recover from your Halloween festivities, because ARTini is back in a big way – and who doesn’t want to party for a …

October 23, 2013 //

The Urban Gatekeeper

“It is only in the gripping prose of a well-written tale, the quiet harmonic tickling of a sonata, the bold brush strokes of a watercolor, or in the tracks of …

October 4, 2013 //

Staff Q&A: Meet Measurement & Documentation Manager, Carrie Rosales!

Reasons why we love Chicago in October: Chicago Artists Month (which is in full swing – take a look at their calendar of events), crisp fall air (sweatshirt weather!), and …


Green Thumbs at Greeley

I see huge benefits…to the society that teaches its young people to think, dream, create, and imagine something new. -Teaching artist Sonja Henderson Who knew that Greeley Elementary was full …

September 4, 2013 //

Merging media art and history, one photo at a time

What do you get when you combine a media arts program with a history class? One pretty unique, integrated residency! Working alongside history teacher Erick Taft, teaching artist Samantha Hill …


One teaching artist, one HUGE residency!

Karen Light and her students at Woodson Charter School have had a busy, rewarding year; starting last August and ending in June, Karen worked with approximately four hundred 6th through …