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Guild Members Chosen by White House as "Champions of Change"

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Jul 25, 2011

As part of the Obama Administration's "Champions of Change" initiative, fourteen of America's most prominent voices in Arts Education were invited to the White House to share their ideas to win the future through the arts.  The group included representatives from four Guild member organizations: Giselle 'Gigi' Antoni, president and CEO of Big Thought; Aaron P. Dwarkin, founder and president of the Sphinx Organization; Joan Katz Napoli, director of education and community engagement at The Cleveland Orchestra; and Amy Rasmussen, executive director of Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education.  Representatives from the President's Office of Public Engagement, the Domestic Policy Council, the U.S. Department of Education, The President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, Americans for the Arts, the Arts Education Partnership, the Creative Consortium, and Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to the President, also joined the conversation.

Champions of Change is a weekly initiative to highlight Americans who are making an impact in their communities and helping our country rise to meet the many challenges of the 21st century.

To read blog entries and watch video clips from the fourteen Arts Education "champions' visit the White House blog.

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