Category: Urban Gateways Students
Creating New Pathways at Mays Elementary
Read about a multi-year, multidisciplinary artist residency at Mays Elementary in Englewood, where artist Zahra Baker and teacher Sharon Mason have worked alongside students to amplify young people’s voices.
Art;________. (A Glimpse at CoCre8 2019)
Get to know the creative process and the final artworks of CoCre8 2019, a cohort of students, teachers, artists, and arts administrators who spent three Saturdays over the spring as well as a week-long intensive in June looking at, talking about, and making art.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.