At Its Very Best is a short documentary produced in partnership with artist Donald Black Jr. The video pieces together interviews from youth, educators, healthcare providers and public safety experts. They share the impact of violence and how the arts can alter its course.
The following are organizations or programs that are supporting youth and providing safer environments through the arts in the greater Cleveland area.
Provides Crisis Assessment and Intervention services throughout Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Administers service to people who are homeless, severely mentally disabled, those in psychiatric crisis and adults and children who have been traumatized by violence in their home or community.
Phone: (216) 623-6555
With his mental health awareness program, “Peel Dem Layers Back,” Archie Green partners with mental health professionals and other local entertainers to help start the conversation on a long-termed ‘taboo’ subject. The difference in the Cleveland rapper’s approach to awareness is using Hip-Hop and the arts as a vehicle to communicate to an untapped demographic.
Broadway School of Music and the Arts enriches the lives of people by providing access to high-quality, diverse arts and music instruction and programming.
CMHA's Resident Services Department partners with internal departments, various community agencies and non-profit organizations that strive to bring impactful change to improve the quality of life for public housing and Housing Choice Voucher residents. Residents have access to Cleveland Public Theatre, Girl Scouts of Northeast Ohio, Boy Scouts of America, computer classes, walking clubs, afterschool and summer programming and the mobile food pantry.
Neighbor Up is a diverse network of people committed to Cleveland neighborhoods. The network is supported by Neighborhood Connections.
The Academic Success programs integrate school learning with enjoyable activities and foster a culture of high expectation and achievement. Programs improve literacy, enforce homework completion, expand access to technology, engage youths in the arts and prepare teens for college and careers.
Cleveland School of the Arts is a specialty arts school in the Cleveland Municipal School District (CMSD) that incorporates all aspects of the arts into its teaching approach.
The Center for Arts-Inspired Learning unites art and education to change lives. Programs are available for PreK-12 Grade students, are aligned core curriculum, and can be customized for curricular needs. Programs are available during school, after-school, and out-of-school time.
The Cleveland High School for the Digital Arts is a first of its kind educational environment where students learn standards and competencies through projects organized around the digital arts in an entrepreneurial atmosphere of trust, innovation, creativity, and dynamic engagement. Part of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District.
Provides innovative therapeutic art programs for people throughout Cuyahoga and neighboring counties. Programs include customized contracted services at area agencies, hospital-based programs, employee wellness programs, professional education workshops, and their pioneering Discover the Artist Within You community classes. All programs have been developed around the philosophy that art making is central to healing and wellness and use the creative process of making art to improve and enhance well-being.
Phone: 216-791-9303 Email: email@example.com
Twelve Literary Arts brings performance poetry to public spaces, while supporting poets and writers of all ages with youth programming, adult professional development, and brave spaces to dream, write, and teach into reality a world of social justice and equity.
Danielle Gray-Kontar, Executive Artistic Director: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: (216) 350-6333 Address: 325 East 156th Street, Cleveland, Ohio
Kulture Kids creates original, interactive arts programs and performances that inspire community, cultural awareness and lifelong learning. Executive Director, Robin Pease has written and performed The Last Fugitive Slave, the true story of Cleveland's Sarah Lucy Bagby and In the Storm, created through interviews detailing how gunshot wounds impact the caregivers who work to save lives. Kulture Kids offers programming to address bullying as well as professional development for teachers.
Phone: (216) 302-4829 Email: email@example.com