Univerity-Community School Collaborations

ABCS K-8 Partnerships

ABCS

Instructors

Public School

Community Partners

Program

URBAN UNIVERSITY-COMMUNITY RELATIONSHIPS (GH)

AFAM-078/ HIST-214/ URBS-078 40

Ira Harkavy

Lee Benson

Cory Bowman

Deirdra Stockman

Drew

Presbyterian Hospital, Judith Fischer, Ms. McCaren (Drew)

Drew Afterschool Medical Program (with weekly Penn student-facilitated arts day)

Sayre

Rob Paul (Sayre)

Literary magazine

PERFORMANCE IN AFRICA

MUSIC 253

Carol Muller

Shaw

The Rotunda, Word Tabernacle Church

Dance workshop

PROCESSES OF PLACE MAKING: FOSTERING PUBLIC DESIGN

ARTH 290/ URBS 349

Shannon Mattern

 

The Rotunda

Holiday light, community conversations

THE BIG PICTURE: MURAL ART IN PHILADELPHIA

FNAR 222/URBS 222

Jane Golden

 

 

 

CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES IN CONTEMPORARY URBAN EDUCATION

EDUC 619/URBS 619

Kathy Schultz

Lea

Amelia Coleman

Artist in Residence/video (Digital Storytelling; Jennifer Bateman)

WEST PHILADELPHIA GOSPEL MUSIC

Tim Rommen

Faith communities

Website/online database (www.westphillygospel.org), co-performance with choirs, tutoring children at faith sites, ethnographic research with local musicians

Other K-8 Partnerships

Public School

Partners

Project

Lea

Amelia Coleman, 3rd grade teachers

Artist in Residence/poetry (Sam Barrow)

Shaw

Lois Gottlieb

Artist in Residence/mosaic (Ambesa Giles)

Sayre

Lynette Johnson, UNI, Penn interns

Artist in Residence/video (Laureen Griffin, documentary focused on student problem-based learning, health promotion, and Fruit Stand),

 

University City High School Programs

-      Designer in Residence.

-      Visiting Dancers.  Penn Performing Arts Council dancers provide ballet and cultural dance instruction on a weekly basis to Excel Creative and Performing Arts Academy dance students.  Teacher partner: Deanna Richmond.

Upcoming programs and partnerships include

-      Digital Media Design (UCHS, ABCS, Artist in Residence)

-      Gospel (2 residencies, Annenberg Center, Artists in Residence, UCHS, Shaw)

-      African Drumming (ABCS, Guest Artist, community workshops)

-      Plawrighting in Production (UCHS, Artist in Residence)

Community Arts Partnership

Overview

Funded by the William Penn Foundation, CAP exists to show how community arts meet community needs.  While supporting and developing comprehensive networks and infrastructure within the West Philadelphia area, CAP is:

-      establishing artists in residence in local public schools;

-      building public school teacher capacity through professional and curriculum development around artists in residence and integrated pluralistic arts education;

-      working with Penn faculty and students to transform university learning and further Penn's mission commitment to engaged research opportunities for its students;

-      supporting and amplifying existing programming in and out of school (afterschool programs, community events, etc) and West Philadelphia's rich arts and culture traditions;

-      encouraging area residents to see themselves as participants in community arts and culture events and traditions;

-      helping to connect diverse networks of arts and culture organizations, community artists, educators, and community residents.

Current CAP program highlights:

-     Artists in Residence: mosaic artist at Shaw Middle School, videographer at Sayre Beacon School, videographer at Lea Elementary School.  High school projects in development include ballet and cultural dancers in University City High School and an integrated examination of representation of history and textbooks/narrative through photography.

-     Current ABCS/UPenn: Music 253 with guest artist Mogauwane Mahloele; Shannon Mattern's Placemaking class (addressing the 40th street corridor as public space with an emphasis on community participation and use), Tim Rommen's Gospel course (thanks to Carol Muller); Jane Golden's Mural Arts course.

-     Other Programs: Arts component (weekly) of Drew Elementary School's Afterschool Medical Program (8th graders, theater and writing); Expressions arts-based afterschool with Shaw students at 2 local faith sites; a planned intergenerational afterschool theater program with Robeson House and Lea School; free community workshops at the Rotunda with close to 100 participants so far: Community Health with the Kind cafe (hands-on food tasting and health/nutrition), and the Plugged: In electronic arts festival with hands-on digital video and sounds workshops in addition to performances.

CAP is a unique opportunity for Penn faculty and students to engage with West Philadelphia community arts, and has thus far been received enthusiastically with increasing faculty and community participation!