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Arts to Grow works with schools and community organizations in the NY/NJ metro area to provide art programs that change children's lives, inspiring them to love to learn and helping them discover their personal, intrinsic motivation.

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    ATG Alumna to Perform at Celebration Gala

    ATG Alumna to Perform at Celebration Gala

    As we gear up for our third year as service grantees of Youth I.N.C’s A Celebration to Benefit New York Kids, we’re excited to announce that Kristina, a three-year graduate of Arts to Grow’s Cypress Hills musical theater program, has been selected to give what is sure to be a memorable and heartwarming performance at the event. Kristina also opened the Innovators Breakfastlast January, and made…

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    Art Imitates Life for Students in ATG Summer Theater Program

    Art Imitates Life for Students in ATG Summer Theater Program

    This summer, students going into grades K-5 learned the art of storytelling through theater at Lincoln Park Apartments in Newark. Over the course of six classes, Teaching Artist Kent Jackman led the students through theater games and story-building exercises that built upon the children’s own knowledge and experiences.

    Kent tapped into aspects of his students’ lives to keep them engaged in the…

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    Getting the Arts Back into Education

    Getting the Arts Back into Education

    Shrinking access to arts education—and its disproportionate affect on children from lower-income neighborhoods—has been a growing concern for some time; last spring, a report released by NYC Comptroller Scott Stringershowed that spending on arts programs had decreased drastically over the past seven years, and the schools most affected were often in the neighborhoods where quality enrichment…

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    ATG Teaching Artists Share Tools of the Trade at TA Workshop

    ATG Teaching Artists Share Tools of the Trade at TA Workshop

    On a crisp September Saturday, the staff and Teaching Artists of Arts to Grow gathered in Program Manager Sara Lise Raff’s living room with one goal in mind: giving the kids in our programs the best possible experience. To that end Sara, along with our Master Teaching Artist Patricia Runcie, unveiled ATG’s newly updated Teaching Artist Resource Guide, a 40-page booklet filled with tips and tricks…

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    It’s National Arts in Education Week! The arts promote literacy and critical thinking skills that are vital for academic success.

    KINDly join us in bringing arts ed to more students by voting for Arts to Grow to receive funding for two new programs!

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