Healing

Resource Alert: USDAC Guide to Artistic Response

From the USDAC: As natural disasters and social emergencies multiply, the need has grown for ethical, creative, and effective artistic response—arts-based work responding to disaster or other community-wide emergency, much of it created in collaboration with community members directly affected. Art Became The Oxygen was created to engage three categories of readers who share the […]

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Teachers-only session begins Afterschool Professionals Appreciation Week at ArtWell

Thank you afterschool professionals and partners for making a difference in the lives of young people! An estimated 10.2 million children participate in afterschool programs each year. Today, afterschool programs are viewed as much more than just childcare. They are widely credited as the way to enhance education in STEM, literacy, the arts, social and […]

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No hate, no fear

“The leaders decided it was time to revisit a form of expression and peacebuilding that had united the community more than a decade earlier: mural art.” Thank you U.S. Catholic magazine for sharing this story and the history of Al-Aqsa Islamic Academy’s bridge-building and life-affirming collaboration with ArtWell, Mural Arts Philadelphia and many other important partners […]

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“Windows to Peace” Mural Project Receives Tremendous Support From Community

Over the course of 2 days in January, more than 250 members of the community from various backgrounds of age, race, and religion came together for “Windows to Peace”, an interfaith mural project led by Al-Aqsa, ArtWell, and Mural Arts inspiring connection and understanding between all our neighbors. View Photos As partners of Al-Aqsa through […]

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Responding to Loss: When Words Aren’t Enough

In the wake of the recent Newtown tragedy, we hold the the victims and their community in our thoughts and prayers. Our hearts are also with children and teachers across the country, especially those whom we work so closely with each week. We recognize the increased fear, tension and stress in our local schools among […]

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