2014:We start the year with the support of the City of Richmond Neighborhood Public Art Mini-Grants and the opening of our Unlock the Talk Exhibition at the Richmond Art Center. We are training teachers from six Bay Area schools in early February and our hosting workshops at the Richmond Art Center in conjunction with the exhibition.
2013: we launched a year-long pilot program in Richmond, California with the support of the Open Society Foundation’s Documentary Photography Projects Audience Engagement Grant.
We worked with 20 youth journalists from 5 high schools in conjunction with the RYSE Center and embedded the course at Leadership Public School Richmond. We will share this work through a large-scale Unlock the Talk Exhibition opening January 2014.
We piloted a yearbook course at Millennium High School in Piedmont, CA and worked with educators in San Jose, CA, Taos, New Mexico and Seattle, Washington to implement The American Teenager Project program in their schools.
2012: We traveled to Boston, Pittsburgh, New York, California and Cinncinnati to run programs, show Robin’s work, and networked with educators and youth organizations who helped us refine our vision.
Late Fall brought us the exciting news that we were one of four recipients of the Open Society Foundation’s Audience Engagement Grant. This grant will support a pilot launch of our entire line of programs in Richmond, California during 2013. We are excited to be working with a comprehensive network of schools, art centers, and youth advocacy groups to promote justice and bring young people together in support of a safer, more inclusive community. Look out for updates on our progress and news of our final exhibitions and programs.