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Session Type: PDW Workshop
Program Session: 77 | Submission: 16327 | Sponsor(s): (PNP, SIM, MC, ODC)
Scheduled: Friday, Aug 10 2018 10:30AM - 1:00PM at Offsite in Art Institute of Chicago
Community Engagement – How the Art Institute of Chicago is Improving the Lives of Teens
Community Engagement
TeachingPracticeTheme: Improving LivesResearchDiversity

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Coordinator: Jason C. Senjem, St. Ambrose U.
Facilitator: Arun K. Pillutla, St. Ambrose U.
Facilitator: Kira Kristal Reed, Syracuse U.
Facilitator: Gokce Serdar, Minnesota State U., Moorhead
Facilitator: Grace Su, St. Ambrose U.
National public policy is currently in flux. New legislation and in some cases Executive Orders have caused governments, nonprofits, and the private sector to pause and reflect on its priorities. Cross- sector partnerships require investment but may also prove efficient in providing an array of services to stakeholders in ways that a single resource-constrained organization may not. Chicago is a vibrant city but faces similar challenges as other large metropolitan areas such as how to improve the educational and cultural opportunities of disadvantaged youth. This PDW will experience a live case by learning how one of the city’s premier cultural organizations, The Art Institute of Chicago, partners with community groups and corporate partners to offer a variety of programs targeting young children and teens with the intent of improving their lives and ultimately their career potential. Participants will experience a 30-45 minute presentation and question and answer session learning how the institution develops its partnerships and measures the success of its program initiatives. Participants will then debrief to discuss how the presentation informs what we know of current research on cross-sector partnerships, and how it may inform our teaching of the value of these relationships. If there is expertise we can offer the organization, we will discuss a way to deliver that information as a service to the host city of this year’s annual meeting. Participants will then be able to tour the museum on their own or as a group, courtesy of two sponsoring universities for a total experience of up to three hours.
This is an offsite session. Participants will meet at the Art Institute of Chicago, 111 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60603-6404. Pre-registration is required and admission and lunch is included thanks to sponsors. Pre-registration is required for this session. To register online, please visit Please contact the workshop organizer to obtain the approval code. The deadline to register online is July 31, 2018.
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