In Collaboration, Inc. dba Readers Theatre Workshop

Rating: 4 stars   1 review

Issues: Arts & Culture, Education

Location: 29-27 Queens Plaza N Rm 301 Long Island City NY 11101 USA

Mission: Providing equal access to the arts and technology for all K-12 students, including the disabled and those considered at-risk, particularly those living in economically or socially disadvantaged neighborhoods and/or attending underperforming schools.
Programs: Known for combining the NYS Learning Standards with the NYC Blueprint for Teaching & Learning in the Arts, using the recognized hands-on teaching and learning methodology, Project-Based Learning (PBL). The Company provides an integrated multi-disciplinary (music, dance, drama, visual and media arts)instruction program of its own design: "Project Uplift". The Company's multi-ethnic, multi-cultural Touring Theatre Group also offers live theatre performances by professional actors and performers for young audiences throughout the area's neighborhoods, primarily through our various School, Park and Library Programs. All of these programs benefit primarily inner-city neighborhoods and schools and economically, socially, developmentally and learning disadvantaged children, grades K-12. The Company is noted for working successfully with severely learning disabled and behaviorally and emotionally challenged children and young adults.

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InCollaboration Incorporated together with its production unit, the Readers Theatre Workshop, is among the most honored of arts education organizations. Among Our Many Honors and Awards: The New York State Music Fund / Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, $75K, 2007 Carnegie Corporation of New York $10,000 2006, 2007; $20K 2008, 2009 JPMorgan Chase Foundation Consecutive $25K Educational Programming Awards, 2004, 2005; Friends of the Queens School for Career development, 2002 The Kennedy Center’s Arts in Education Leadership Institute, For Scholarship, 2001; Award of Excellence, Special Education, Brooklyn School for Career Development, 2000; P. Buckley Moss Foundation National Teacher Award Nominees (four), 1998-1999; City of New York, Mayor's Award for Excellence in Educational Programs, 1994; Reading is Fundamental (RIF)$25K Spielberg Award, 1991; Queens Theatre Network, Award of Excellence, Theatre for Young Audiences, 1988; The Queens Borough Public Library, Appreciation, 1986 The Borough of Staten Island for Cultural Contributions, 1985

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

is the hands-on, long term, visible results of their work with New York City schools and, particularly, their amazing success with the handicapped and learning disabled students and young adults.

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

educated, talented, dedicated and highly motivated

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

provide really innovative, creative program design, training, and management leadership to other arts-in- education nonprofits

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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