June 5, 2019 //

Memo to the Mayor: A Youth Podcast

For the Chicago Community Trust’s On the Table 2019, young people from Street Level and the Teen Arts Pass Teen Council commanded the mic to create their own Memo to the Mayor. Check out their podcast!

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Teen Arts Pass’ 1st Birthday – Meet the Teen Council!

This May, Teen Arts Pass (TAP) is 1 year old. To celebrate, we’re sharing stories from a few of our Teen Council members; learn why they’re passionate about helping other teens access the arts.

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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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Practicing Self Care through the Arts

Read about teaching artist Sonja Henderson’s work promoting self care and mental health through creative workshops.

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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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