Art With A Heart
September 27, 2011
I was the summer intern for two months in 2011, and Art With A Heart is really a spectacular organization. The staff truly cares about the children that they work with, and they really want to make a difference in their lives. Since the children that AWAH works with are all at-risk, it's essential that they continue to be exposed to organizations like AWAH in order to give them a positive outlet for their emotions.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
I worked alongside the Executive Director and two other full-time staff members who are also teachers for AWAH. I was able to go into the classroom and experience the services that AWAH provides. It was a very eye-opening experience; so many of these kids really rely on art to give them a positive outlet and something safe and fun to do.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Give it a bigger venue; AWAH is actually changing locations in December of 2011, though, so that will soon be changed! I'd love to see them expand more and provide classes in their own facility.
Volunteer & I was the summer intern; I worked on grant writing and editing, and I put together all of the content for a publication called the Career Resource Guide. It provides information to the children about potential careers in various art-related fields and als.