Objective 3: Strengthen connections between the cultural sector and governmentStrategy A: Create opportunities for dialogue and partnership between the City and cultural organizations to address the needs of diverse communities
ActionEngaged over 1,000 youth ages 10-20 through Step It Up, a program led by the Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) in collaboration with cultural organizations, which offered performing arts experiences as a means to build community leadership capacity.
Objective 5: Provide high quality arts education for all New York City public school studentsStrategy C: Connect DOE schools to local cultural organizations to bring culturally resonant and culturally responsive STEAM curricula to students
ActionHosted 500 middle and high school students for an overnight experience at the American Museum of Natural History to tour exhibits and learn about ancient Egyptian culture, organized by the Department of Youth and Community Development.
Objective 5: Provide high quality arts education for all New York City public school studentsStrategy D: Coordinate cross-agency efforts to expand free and affordable after-school arts and cultural programs citywide
ActionAwarded the Center for Architecture (CFA) a three-year Department of Youth and Community Development contract to work with youth from after-school programs to learn about their neighborhoods from artistic, urban design, and historical perspectives.