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2020 February eNewsletter

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This year A.R.T.S. is celebrating 10 years of bringing our mission of empowerment through the arts to pre-school, junior high and high school youth in Palatine and surrounding communities.

It all began with our first Mom and Young Child classes at WINGS and PHD. Although the faces of the people we serve have changed over the years, our commitment to engaging our clients in self-empowering experiences in the arts has not.

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2020 February eNewsletter

2019 Winter eNewsletter

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From Kim Stadler, Executive Director

“Next year A.R.T.S. is celebrating 10 years of bringing our mission of empowerment through the arts to pre-school, junior high and high school youth in Palatine and surrounding communities. In the Winter Newsletter,  A.R.T.S. highlights the over 7,000 served throughout this time. I am grateful for your partnership and financial support over the past 10 years and look forward to working together for the next 10 years.”

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2019 Winter eNewsletter

2019 Spring eNewsletter

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From Kim Stadler, Executive Director

“Springtime always gets people thinking about new beginnings. And lately my attention has been focused on the moms, young children and babies that we see in classes. There are many external needs that these at-risk moms and children have, but who addresses their internal needs? What do these babies need and what do their mothers need, aside from the obvious, to develop into healthy and happy children, youth and then adults? One of the best tools I can think of is the ARTS!”

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2019 Spring eNewsletter

2019 Winter eNewsletter

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We are so excited to announce that A.R.T.S. has begun to offer weekly group drumming classes to teen mothers as a special outreach to at-risk youth who are pregnant or who are already young mothers. Our classes began in January 2019 and are run in collaboration with Vanguard High School District 214 and St. Mary’s Services in efforts to provide a holistic way to help these youth cope with pregnancy and motherhood.

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2019 Winter eNewsletter

2018 Nov/Dec eNewsletter

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The Northwest suburbs of Chicago are not historically known for poverty and/or low socio-economic families. However, The Daily Herald/WBEZ analysis from 2015 shows that the location of low-income families has shifted in the last decade and the Social IMPACT Research Center reports that in 1990, about one third of the Chicago region’s poor population lived in the suburbs. By 2011, the share of the region’s poor population living in the suburbs grew to half, meaning nearly equal numbers of people experiencing poverty live in the suburbs as in Chicago. In Palatine alone, 12.6% children are reported to live below the poverty level. In many cases, people in the suburbs may not realize the range of conditions of people living around them in the same community. Children from these families need safe, supportive places to go.

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