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DreamYard Harnesses Collective Impact

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Dec 15, 2014
New York, NY

Robyne Walker Murphy, director of DreamYard Art Center and Community Arts Education Leadership Institute (CAELI) faculty member, hosted Our Girls/Ourselves: An Action Plenary at the DreamYard Art Center on December 15, 2014. The event brought together women of color, creative youth development workers, and those who influence their work to harness their collective impact and address issues of racial equity, school discipline, art education, and the school-to-prison pipeline.

Over 35 women attended to strategize around the following areas: health and wellness, literacies, school discipline, and violence and trauma. They spent the day exploring the following question: what liberatory practices can we initiate to create opportunities for our girls and young women? Guild members Ifetayo Cultural Arts Academy and Lincoln Center Education were also in attendance. Lincoln Center Education will host the next gathering in the Spring.
About DreamYard Project
DreamYard uses the arts to inspire youth, public schools and communities. DreamYard programs develop artistic voice, nurture young peoples’ desire to make change and cultivate the skills necessary to reach positive goals. By committing to sustained learning opportunities along an educational pathway, DreamYard supports young people as they work toward higher learning, meaningful careers and social action. We believe that young people in the Bronx need a continuous set of supports to help them towards positive outcomes as they navigate their educational pathway. We have every expectation that through offering sustained and meaningful supports our youth will develop the tools to become creative and engaged citizens, life-long learners and the leaders and innovators of the 21st century.

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