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Review for Childrens Art Village, Inc., Santa Monica, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I first became involved with Children's Art Village as an intern creative arts teacher while studying International Development in Ghana. I was led to CAV in search of a dedicated and responsible organization that a) recognized the importance of exposing youth to creative expression through the arts; and b) also embodied through its programming the incredible value in developing sustainable long-term partnerships with local and international communities and artists.
This organization more than met these expectations. Through its loving and well-orchestrated work, CAV brings children and youth together with local and International artist-teachers to expose children to a vast array of art forms, including those with roots in Ghana.
Being a part of both CAV's academic and summer programming has exposed me to the ongoing commitment of CAV to remain a constant part of the community at the Village of Hope Orphanage in Ghana, and to do so through meaningful partnerships and mutual learning.

Role:  Volunteer & During my first experience with CAV, I taught (and assisted in teaching) creative arts classes to grades 1-6 for three months. My second experience with CAV involved teaching art and music to grades 1-3 during the CAV week-long summer program.