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Meet the Partners

CYD National Partners

As you know, the CYD National Partnership includes the voices of practitioners, researchers, funders, and cross-sector partners who are committed to increasing equitable access to Creative Youth Development. We’ve recently added email addresses for the partners who are willing to be points of contact about their respective work within the CYD field. Meet the partners.

Holding Space for Funders

A coalition of Creative Youth Development and allied funders are holding a Zoom space for on-going discussions and collective action on the first Thursday of each month, from 10-11:30am PT/1-2:30pm ET. During this time together, funders hear from each other about the most pressing needs and recent successes in their philanthropic work, before breaking out into small groups to brainstorm and plan collaborative and shared initiatives around three focus areas: Racial Equity, Youth Voice, and Community/Field Building. For more information, or to join the next meeting, please email Katie Lorge.

Register Now for National Young Artists Summit Nov. 7-8

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Registration now open for the 2020 National Young Artist Summit.

This free 2-day summit – entirely designed and led by young people – provides opportunities for artists ages 13 -24 from a range of artistic disciplines, to connect, create, and celebrate.

Saturday, November 7, 2020, 1-6pm (EST)
Sunday, November 8, 2020, 3:30-8pm (EST)

The 2020 summit is virtual. Once registered, you will receive a link to the HOPIN virtual event platform.

Register Now

CYD Leaders Envision Systems Change in Their Organizations

 

Cover of The Lewis Prize for Music’s essay series Thoughts on Responsive and Collaborative Leadership from the 2020 Accelerator Awardees

The Lewis Prize for Music has released an essay series, ‘Thoughts on Responsive and Collaborative Leadership from the 2020 Accelerator Awardees,’ featuring organizational leaders talking about systems change and what it means to them and their communities:
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Afterschool Alliance Researching How COVID-19 is Affecting Programs This Fall

Afterschool Alliance has released Wave 2 of their Afterschool in the Time of COVID-19 survey findings, and are now collecting data for Wave 3.

By taking their short survey, you are lifting up challenges programs face as the pandemic continues, and, more importantly, your answers will raise awareness of the short- and long-term effects of COVID-19 on the afterschool field. Findings from these surveys are shared with federal policy makers and featured in publications such as Education Week and Youth Today.

Questions? Contact Nikki Yamashiro.

Complete their Wave 3 survey by 11:59 pm (PDT) on October 26.

Clare Rose Foundation Featured in New York Times

Clare Rose Foundation LogoClare Rose Foundation (CRF) was featured in today’s Wealth Matters column in The New York Times, highlighting one of their COVID responses — direct micro-grants to Teaching Artists.

These grants to individuals were one initiative in the multi-prong strategy CRF employed to address the needs that emerged in the earliest weeks of the pandemic.

Other activities included:

    • Increased general operating funds to current CYD grantees
    • Technical Assistance to help organizations move programming online
    • Multiple weekly convenings for partners to build a community of support and peer learning
    • Joining with other Funders in the community to create a pooled fund to support arts small organizations and artists

Mass Creates 1st State Program to Support El Sistema Music Education

A man teaches a girl the violin as part of Kids 4 Harmony, a program of Berkshire Children and Families.This week the Mass Cultural Council launched the first state initiative in the U.S. to bring music education to underserved youth through programs inspired by El Sistema.

SerHacer (To Make, To Be) will provide pilot grants, musical instruments, and technical support to nine youth music programs across Massachusetts. Led by local schools and social service providers, each program employs teaching and learning models based on El Sistema, which has lifted thousands of poor, disenfranchised children out of poverty through intensive musical training and social support in Venezuela, Argentina, & elsewhere. SerHacer will also fund new research to advance studies that show how making music helps children develop essential executive functioning skills such as focus, planning, and problem-solving. (more…)