Cabrini Connections is a one-on-one tutoring and mentoring program for youth in grades 7-12 who live or go to school in and around the Cabrini Green neighborhood of Chicago. In addition to weekly tutoring and mentoring sessions, the program also offers learning and enrichment clubs (art, video, tech, and writing), field trips to colleges and workplaces, a college application assistance program, and more.
Founded in 1987, Marwen is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the development of Chicago’s under-served youth in grades 6–12 through free visual arts, college planning, and career preparation programs. In a typical year, students from 54 of the city’s 57 zip codes and from more than 220 schools travel to Marwen, where they work under the guidance of professional teaching artists to build high-level technical, creative, and communication skills.
After School Matters® is a nonprofit organization that offers Chicago teens innovative out-of-school activities through its science37, sports37, tech37, words37 and nationally-recognized gallery37 programs. Programs are provided through a network of public and private partnerships that include the Chicago Public Schools, Chicago Park District, Chicago Public Library and community organizations across the city. Hands-on, project-based programs introduce teens to rewarding careers and help them develop marketable job skills.
The Queen’s Brigade Marching Band
The Queen’s Brigade Marching Band program is a growing program designed to give youth of the Near North/Cabrini Green community training in the arts with a concentration in music education. It is a comprehensive music program encompassing the goals and objectives for music education outlined in the “No Child Left Behind Act” enabling youth to expand their artistic horizons through educational and social outlets while building their resume of accomplishments leading to a bright outlook on life.
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC)
A leader in educating artists, designers, and scholars since 1866, SAIC offers nationally accredited degree programs to nearly 3,200 students from around the globe. Located in the heart of Chicago, SAIC has an educational philosophy built upon an interdisciplinary approach to art and design, giving students unparalleled opportunities to develop their creative and critical abilities, while working with renowned faculty who include many of the leading practitioners in their fields.
Richard Gray Gallery
Founded in Chicago in 1963 and now located both in Chicago and New York, Richard Gray Gallery is one of the leading dealers in modern and contemporary American and European art. The gallery exhibits the work of some of the most established artists of the 20th century and represents over a dozen living artists. Richard Gray Gallery represents Jan Tichy, the artist on this project.
The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
One of the nation’s largest facilities devoted to the art of our time, the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) offers exhibitions of the most thought-provoking art created since 1945. The MCA documents contemporary visual culture through painting, sculpture, photography, video and film, and performance. The mission of the MCA is to be an innovative and compelling center of contemporary art where the public can directly experience the work and ideas of living artists, and understand the historical, social, and cultural context of the art of our time.