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Power of the Arts Transforms Teens’ Lives

Martha Holden Jennings Foundation
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They  paint,  act,  dance,  and  design. They  mange clients,  record  music,  write each  summer,  teens  from  high  schools   across  Northeast  Ohio  participate  in  an   arts-­based  job-­training  program  called   Artworks.  Sponsored  by  Young  Audiences  of  Northeast  Ohio,  the  program,  which began in 2005 and has been funded  in  part  by  Jennings  grants,  provides   instruction  in  the  arts while  developing   important  career  skills.   Read More ›

Cleveland schools seek $13 million from state for new buses, tablet computers and costs of a new “digital arts” high school

By Patrick O’Donnell, The Plain Dealer, October 28, 2013
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CHSfDA-titleCLEVELAND, Ohio – The Cleveland school district has asked the state to replace its aging buses, help start a new Cleveland High School for the Digital Arts, improve its Internet infrastructure and pay for 17,000 tablet computers so students can use online learning more.

The district submitted the four requests totaling about $13 million to the state Friday as applications for part of the $250 million available statewide through the new Straight A Fund. The fund was proposed by state Superintendent Richard Ross earlier this year when he was an education advisor for Gov. John Kasich. It aims to support innovations in schools or districts that improve education, save money or shift spending to classrooms. Read More ›

Young Audiences Becomes The Center For Arts-Inspired Learning

Thomas Mulready, Cool Cleveland

Cleveland artist Anna Arnold wins the first Arts Education award at the Icons of Art Party at the Renaissance Cleveland on Sat 09.27.13 as Young Audiences of Northeast Ohio announces their new identity: The Center for Arts-Inspired Learning.

Listen as Arnold explains how this 60 year-old organization serves students with arts education integrated with their curriculum, and helps artists earn a living by teaching. Watch the video here.

Young Audiences has a new name: the Center for Arts-Inspired Learning

Steven Litt, The Plain Dealer
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Young Audiences, a nonprofit organization that brings arts programming to students across Northeast Ohio, is celebrating its 60th anniversary on Friday with a new name and logo designed to better reflect its mission.

From now on, the organization will be known as the Center for Arts-Inspired Learning, or CAL.

The new moniker is intended to stress the participatory nature of the organization’s programming, which is aimed giving kids hands-on experience in music, dance, photography, theater, sculpture and other art forms at a time when public schools are cutting back radically on teaching the arts to save money. Read More ›

The Sound of Applause: Young Audiences

Dee Perry of ideastream helps celebrate the 60th anniversary of Young Audiences of Northeast Ohio with director Marsha Dobrzynski.

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Artistry in fruits and vegetables to inspire healthy choices

Vivian Goodman, WKSU
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Clearview High school student artists create a still-life mural for the cafeteria using real apples, onions, peppers, avocados and more

It’s an art lesson about still life, and a life lesson about food.

Ceramic artist George Woideck is helping Clearview High School art students make tiles from molds of real fruits and vegetables.

“We have an apple, we have an onion, we have half of a pepper and we have an avocado, and then later this afternoon we will have a lime, a banana, a tomato, and an orange, and that’s what we’ll finish up with.” Read More ›