Why Students Need the Arts as a Break

Image: imgkid.com Just last Thursday, my residence hall at the University of Illinois at Chicago held its biannual Coffeehouse event for a predominantly freshmen audience. Some of the best Resident …

March 13, 2015 //

Black History Month and Empowering Our Youth: Recap of The Evolution of African-American Music

About two weeks ago, I had the delightful opportunity to attend my first Urban Gateways touring performance as the Marketing and Communications Intern, and as someone who is immersed in …

February 11, 2015 //

Arts and Community Mental Health: Improvement of Self-Worth and Management

There‚Äôs a reason why arts programs are beneficial to Chicago communities and our youth. A 2013 study published in the Journal of Health Psychology shows individuals with long-term mental health …