Creative Connections, Inc.

Rating: 5 stars   3 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture

Location: 3 Quincy Street Norwalk CT 06850 USA

Mission: Creative Connections is a registered non-profit international cultural education organization. Our mission is to educate young people by encouraging their awareness, understanding, and appreciation of other cultures, as well as their own. We believe that cultural awareness is an essential element of every child’s education in an increasingly interconnected world. Our programs build bridges between students in the USA and their international peers through the exchange of arts and ideas. These exchanges promote appreciation for other cultures, customs and traditions.
Geographic areas served: US and multiple overseas countries

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Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

My history with Creative Connections In the middle of 2002, I’ve participated for the first time in the Creative Connections’s program with the children of a shelter (Meu Guri – São Paulo/Brazil). This innovation, besides contemplating a rich pedagogic proposal of education through the art, also provided the increase of the self-esteem and the promotion of the family and cultural values, that are so important in a psicossocial reinsert process. The job was developed with dedication, excitement and affection, once that for the sheltered children, the art and education became an educational allied and a partner-affectionate protection. After all, we were informed that we were awardee for the creativity of the sent works. Since then, the news dispersed, parents, children, adolescents, collaborators and employees acquired a new perception of the artistic works’s importance. Now we developed this partnership’s (Creative Connections) with public school students’. Nowadays, that sheltered adolescents group are adult, they work, and all of them remind of Creative Connections with a lot of thank. “All that participate in Creative Connections are winners, but in a shelter of careless children this kind of job makes all the difference.” PS: I cannot forget about the teachers, in my case besides learning constantly, since the beginning of the partnership, I will developing a doctorate project with Creative Connections (study of case) that is in phase of project development and of financing. Thank you very much, Luiz Pereira de Souza Brazil SP

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My job and the careless children life.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

creat a office in my country.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the attention of the art link team with the foreing teachers.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

very sweet.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

reach more children and volunteer of their mission

Ways to make it better...

I studied (by internet) with my partners the subject of works.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

languages and the help (teoric) the foreing teachers in theirs evolution of graduate.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I love Creative Connections and I had leaned a lot with this art experience.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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6 people found this review helpful

I have been working with Creative Connections for five years now, both as a teacher, and as a volunteer on the art selection committee. Both experiences have been enriching and inspiring. My students have exchanged art with students in Cyprus, Sri Lanka, and Uganda. I also co-taught a class with visiting teachers from Latvia. I think that visual art is a wonderful way to find a common language between these young people around the world. When the children review the work they receive, they are more likely to be struck by the similarities than the differences with their partners around the globe.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Helping my art students become citizens of the world, as they communicate and share ideas with their peers in far off countries.

Ways to make it better...

I had even more time with my art students.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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8 people found this review helpful

I have been working with Creative Connections for three years and truly appreciate the invaluable experiences their programs provide to my students. We have exchanged art with four different countries, hosted a home stay for a Nicaraguan student choir, and participated in a Russian Dance Program with an acclaimed Russian Dance Troupe. The students and staff of Roton Middle School look forward to more international experiences facilitated by Creative Connections.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the friendly and caring staff that I interact with on a regular basis. We also love making connections with students in other countries and learning about the similarities and differences between our cultures.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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