Community Initiatives in the Visual Arts
Directed by Marion Wilson, Community Initiatives in the Visual Arts is an interdisciplinary program in the School of Education and Partnership for Better Education. Community Initiates in the Visual arts are projects that pair University resources with community needs, specifically in the Syracuse City School District, to improve high school graduation rates through arts-based programming and community art projects.
The programs of the Community Initatives in Visual Arts seek to carry out the mission of Scholarship in Action by increasing the access young people in the Syracuse City Schools have to the arts. Testifying to the promise of this program, it has been the recipient of several national grants.
Two projects currently in development are: