We are pleased to have partnered with:

 

Planned Parenthood Generation Action Internship is a network of young organizers and activists across Connecticut and Rhode Island who take action on their college campuses and in their communities to mobilize advocates for reproductive freedom; in addition to raising public awareness about reproductive health, rights, and justice, educating young people about sexual health, and creating lasting change in those communities.


The New Britain Public Library ensures that every resident has the opportunity to become successful and well-informed by offering resources, services, and experiences that build skills and provide enrichment.


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Achievement First is a growing network of non-profit, high-performing, college-preparatory, K to 12 public charter schools in Connecticut, New York and Rhode Island. The mission of Achievement First is to deliver on the promise of equal educational opportunity for all of America's children. We believe that all children, regardless of race or economic status, can succeed if they have access to a great education. Achievement First schools provide all of our students with the academic and character skills they need to graduate from top colleges, to succeed in a competitive world and to serve as the next generation of leaders in our communities.


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"Together We Rise" is a new group of like-minded individuals from the Lower Connecticut River Valley who believe that "no one is free while others are oppressed." We aim to exemplify solidarity and to work as peaceful advocates for justice.
Using tools of open-communication, art, personal testimony, community building, political advocacy, and education we work to address issues of social, economic and environmental justice at the local, state and national levels.
Our ultimate goal is to build and strengthen an engaged and egalitarian community, with respect towards all humanity.


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Berlin's Public Library.


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The objectives of the Life Skills Mentorship Program are to guide youths and young adults with functional differences through life’s obstacles and to support them and their families with social, educational, vocational, and other transition-related issues. 


Bristol Public Schools' mission is to maintain a safe and secure learning environment that provides all students with the necessary knowledge and skills to successfully complete college, other post high school education or training.


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Stanley-Whitman House is a living history center and museum that teaches through the collection, preservation, research, and dynamic interpretation of the history and culture of early Farmington, CT.  Programs, events, classes, and exhibits encourage visitors of all ages to immerse themselves in history by doing, acting, questioning, and engaging in colonial life and the ideas that formed the foundation of that culture. Via Arts works with SWH on various projects, one being a documentary and community-based play development project about the Abolition Movement as it occurred in Farmington, CT.

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New Britain Youth Theatre is dedicated to enriching the lives of children and young adults by encouraging creative thinking and collaborative teamwork, fostering self-confidence and self-esteem, and developing social and academic skills through involvement in high-quality, low-cost programs in the performing arts. Via Arts provides professional development for NBYT teaching artist staff. 


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Wethersfield Public Schools

Education in Wethersfield is the shared responsibility of schools, students, families, and other community agencies working together so that Wethersfield students may realize their full potential. Accordingly, the mission of the Wethersfield Public Schools is to ensure that all students will:

  • Acquire skills and knowledge for life-long learning, enabling them to compete in a global economy;
  • Develop a positive sense of self, enabling them to set high expectations;
  • Develop self-discipline and function as responsible citizens of society; and
  • Develop and understand their ethical, cultural, aesthetic, and intellectual values and respect those of others.

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YWCA New Britain is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. One of [YWCA's programs, STRIVE, provides free youth development activities for girls, ages 11 to 14, attending New Britain public middle schools. Via Arts partners with YWCA staff to bring drama and theatre to the members of STRIVE.

 
 

Dance City & The Arts is a certified member of Dance Master's of American #18 and Dance Teachers Club of Connecticut. DCA has gained recognition from the National Performing Arts Council of The United States of America, receiving their prestigious America's Top Performing Arts Education Center in Connecticut award. DCA has been awarded Best Dance Studio from the Southington Observers Reader's Choice Awards for 8 consecutive years and are the recipients of the Children's Empowerment Award by Kid's Day International. We are also proud to employ university trained dance teachers, many with childhood education majors.

 

We are also proud to have participated in...

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ROOTS 2017 is a FREE, transformative, youth leadership conference for Hartford Public School students (grades 6-12) planned by a group of youth in Hartford, Teach for America, and other community organizations. We want students to walk away feeling empowered and inspired to be the catalysts for change in Hartford. 
This conference is a chance for students to come together across neighborhood lines and school rivalries, to work together and take accountability for planning the future of their city. Students will participate in personal and professional development workshops. ROOTS is a chance for the Hartford Community to come together in a grass-roots effort to work in solidarity for positive and sustain-able change in our city.

STEAMFest 2015 is a community event that is open to the public and free of charge.  Our activities are geared towards all students ages K-12.
The event will feature hands-on activities, presentations and displays focusing on the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM).