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2009

Hemispheric Envoys for Artistic Transformation & Culture

Yakima, Washington


Table of Contents Mission Statement ................................................................................................................................................. 1 Executive Summary ............................................................................................................................................... 1 Problem .................................................................................................................................................................. Solution ................................................................................................................................................................... Funding Requirements ............................................................................................................................................ Organization and Expertise ..................................................................................................................................... Statement of Need .................................................................................................................................................. Fact/Figures/Statistics ............................................................................................................................................ Demographics ......................................................................................................................................................... Projections .............................................................................................................................................................. Project Description .................................................................................................................................................. Goals ....................................................................................................................................................................... Objectives ............................................................................................................................................................... Methods.................................................................................................................................................................. Staffing/Administration .......................................................................................................................................... Evaluation ............................................................................................................................................................... Outcomes................................................................................................................................................................ Budget ..................................................................................................................................................................... Expenses ................................................................................................................................................................. Organization Information ........................................................................................................................................ Board of Directors ................................................................................................................................................... Director of Development ........................................................................................................................................ Program Director .................................................................................................................................................... Field Staff ................................................................................................................................................................ Conclusion ............................................................................................................................................................... Appendix ................................................................................................................................................................. Michoacan/Patzcuaro Quick Facts .......................................................................................................................... Popular Traditions/Arts .......................................................................................................................................... Endorsements in Michoacan .................................................................................................................................. Endorsements in Washington State .......................................................................................................................


Criteria and Application Process ............................................................................................................................. ͞'ĞƚĐƚŝǀĞ͟ŽŶƚƌĂĐƚ ............................................................................................................................................. Staff Biographies ..................................................................................................................................................... Delegation Itineraries ............................................................................................................................................. Art & Cultural Curricula........................................................................................................................................... Evaluation ............................................................................................................................................................... Delegate Survey ......................................................................................................................................................


Mission Statement Hemispheric Envoys for Artistic Transformation and Culture (HEART & Culture) is a nonprofit organization based in Yakima, Washington. It seeks to create college-bound opportunities for at-risk youth in Yakima County by strengthening ƉĂƌƚŝĐŝƉĂŶƚƐ͛school performance, extracurricular resume, and community involvement via the arts. HEART & Culture seeks to build respect for cultural expression and identity by immersing participants in culturally vibrant communities and discussions.

Executive Summary Youth have stories to tell and experiences to share. However, the opportunities for at-risk youth to utilize the arts as therapy or as a mode of communicating personal experiences are minimal in Yakima County (Washington State). Curricula in standard classroom settings in public high schools do not fully reflect the ƌĞŐŝŽŶ͛Ɛ increasing cultural diversity of its at-risk youth. Consequently, many youth have been marginalized. The need for a cultural program that caters to the talent, personal histories, and heritages of diverse youth in Yakima CountLJ͛ƐƉƵďůŝĐ schools is pressing. Due to a variety of factors, public schools in Washington State continue to underperform. The Yakima Herald-Republic reported that in Washington State ͞ƚhirty percent of the schools facing the most severe [No Child Left Behind] sanctions are in the Yakima Valley area. Out of the 64 schools statewide that ŚĂǀĞďĞĞŶƉůĂĐĞĚŽŶ^ƚĞƉϱŽĨ͚needs ŝŵƉƌŽǀĞŵĞŶƚ͛ status, 19 of them are in Yakima or Grant counties. Of that, eight of the schools are in the Yakima School District....͟i Why art? It challenges youth to think critically, creatively, and responsibly in school and general life. It may also be a creative new opportunity for academically challenged youth to pursue a college education. Because ideal candidates for college admittance are usually those with diversified experiences outside of school, HEART & Culture serves as a local source of alternative arts, with an emphasis on college admittance. It is critical for classrooms in Yakima County to adopt college- and career-prepatory art curricula centered on local, struggling, at-risk youth. In efforts to provide students with cutting-edge, supplemental education, it is the focus of HEART & Culture to facilitate culturally challenging art curricula in Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico. The following partnerships have been established: Cave Moon Productions-Yakima, Secretaria de Turismo-Morelia, Centro Cultural-Patzucaro, Casa de las Artesanas-Morelia.

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