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by Stephanie Barragan

Thank You.....!

A big THANK YOU is in order to all the amazing artists that participated in this years ART&Grind panel series here at Pros Arts Studio. We want to acknowledge all those that donated their time to share their expertise and experiences with our youth! Over 100 youth came through this summer to hear and gain valuable information about not only be an artist but maintaining your career through networking, collaboration, professionalism and being an entrepreneur. Thank you again to the following artists for coming through and providing us with another summer of ART&Grind!  

2012 Participating Artists:

  • Thelma Uranga - Fiber Artist & Photographer
  • Charly Lopez of Ageless Arts Tattoo
  • Orlando Camacho - Artist, Tattoo Artist
  • Luz Castillo of Coco Mocha Design
  • Matthew Sanchez - Graphic Designer
  • Eric J Garcia - Illustrator/Political Cartoonist
  • Charlie Glitch - DJ/Producer
  • DJ FADE - DJ

 

About Pros Arts Studio

For over thirty years Pros Arts Studio has used the arts as a catalyst for youth development. A dedicated cadre of teaching artists and youth inspire and support each other as art makers and active citizens. We create youth-activated safe spaces through three core programs: In-School Residencies, Out-of-School-Time Programs, and Community Celebrations.  In our vision of the future, Pros Arts Studio animates and elevates the quality of life for every citizen in our community through equal access to the arts.

The Youth Art Board and Each One/Reach One Teen Arts Mentorship Program links cultural, educational and art professionals with Pros Arts Studio teens interested in furthering their educational careers. By targeting both arts-minded and non arts-minded youth, the Each One/Reach One Program offers workshops, training, youth development and youth leadership opportunities along with additional events and programs to help build each student’s interest and capabilities as they decide their educational and career paths.

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by Stephanie Barragan

ART&Grind 2012

“Art & Grind: Careers and the Urban Adventure Series” 

July 12th – August 2nd  2012

Presented by: Pros Arts Studio's YOUTH ART BOARD

“ART&Grind: Careers and the Urban Adventure Series” is a panel-based career information program led by the Youth Art Board at Pros Arts Studio. Chicago-based Artists are invited to share work and first hand knowledge regarding specific mediums, practice, and creative fields. Invited panelists are active, working creative professionals and Artists with expertise and experience they can share. Panelists will discuss their work, share successes and challenge and offer words of advice with area youth interested in similar career paths. 

SUMMER 2012 Panel Series schedule is UP!

“POSTED: Wheat Paste, Knit Graffiti and Other Public Street Art

Artists Presenters: Thelma Uranga & Vicente Jasso

Date: Thursday - July 12th

Time: 2:00pm-3:30pm

 

“PERMANENT INK: The Tattoo Artist

Artists Presenters: Orlando Camacho & Charlie Lopez or Ageless Arts Tattoo

Date: Thursday - July 19th

Time: 2:00pm-3:30pm

“THE PRINTED SHIRT: Graphics, Fashion and Getting Visible

Artist Presenters: Eric J. Garcia, Luz Maria Castillo and Matthew Lopez

Date: Thursday - July 26th

Time: 2:00pm-3:30pm

 

“SEEING SOUNDS: DJ’ing and Music Production

Artist Presenters: Charlie Rodriguez (Charlie Glitch) and TBA

Date: Thursday - August 2nd

Time: 2:00pm – 3:30pm

ALL PANELS ARE LOCATED AT:

PROS ARTS STUDIO

In Residence at Dvorak Park Field House

1119 West Cullerton Street

*Photography Room

For more information, you can contact # (312) 226-7767 or Anthony Marcos Rea, Coordinator at # (773) 865-2000 or by email at: area@prosarts.org

Visit Pros Arts Studio at:

www.prosarts.org

 

Click on link: 

ART&GrindSummer2012-Schedule 

to download PDF flyer!

About Pros Arts Studio

For over thirty years Pros Arts Studio has used the arts as a catalyst for youth development. A dedicated cadre of teaching artists and youth inspire and support each other as art makers and active citizens. We create youth-activated safe spaces through three core programs: In-School Residencies, Out-of-School-Time Programs, and Community Celebrations.  In our vision of the future, Pros Arts Studio animates and elevates the quality of life for every citizen in our community through equal access to the arts.

The Youth Art Board and Each One/Reach One Teen Arts Mentorship Program links cultural, educational and art professionals with Pros Arts Studio teens interested in furthering their educational careers. By targeting both arts-minded and non arts-minded youth, the Each One/Reach One Program offers workshops, training, youth development and youth leadership opportunities along with additional events and programs to help build each student’s interest and capabilities as they decide their educational and career paths.

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by Stephanie Barragan

YEAR UP!

Year Up Chicago Opportunity Year Up is an intensive, one year program focused on preparing disconnected young adults (ages18-24 with a high school diploma or GED) for corporate careers in Information Technology. The first 6 months of the program are focused on coursework in the areas of information technology, business communications, and professional skills. After successful completion of the coursework, the students are then placed on a six month internship with a corporate company. Some of our corporate partners include JP Morgan Chase, Google, and Bank of America. Additionally, through our program our students have the ability to earn up to 18 college credits from Harold Washington College for free, as well as an educational stipend totaling approximately $600 per month while they are taking classes and $900 per month while they are in their internship. Year Up has achieved wonderful outcomes including 100% placement of qualified students in internships, 84% employed or in school full time within 4 months of completing our program, and graduates of our program have an average starting salary of approximately $30,000 annually.

 

A strong Year Up applicant will:

- Be motivated and have a positive attitude 

- Have an interest in technology

- Be able to handle a college level class  (community college english 100 or 101)

- Be able to commute downtown every day and commit to the entire year of the program

- Be able to meet high expectations regarding punctuality, attendance, completing assignments

 

Below is the YearUp - Chicago Application!

YearUpChicagoApp

 

Year Up - Chicago

203 N. LaSalle St., Suite M18

Chicago, IL 60601

Direct: 312-726-5300

http://www.yearup.org

http://www.facebook.com/yearup

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by Stephanie Barragan

Undocumented Student? Students for Students Scholarship!

Students for Students - Scholarship Opportunity This is a scholarship for undocumented students who are seniors in high school or college students (freshmen-seniors) in the City of Chicago.The deadline is Monday, June 11th, 2012. Please see attachment for more details.

I'm attaching both a Word.doc AND a PDF file for you to use. Please read through all of the information and requirements. This is coming up fast - Like NEXT Monday, June 11th FAST!

 

Word.doc

Students_for_Students_Application_2012[2]

 

PDF File

Students_for_Students_Application_2012[2]

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by Stephanie Barragan

FREE Workshops Open to Public at Harrington College of Design!

Harrington College of Design

Attached is our summer schedule for Elements. As a reminder, these are free, hands on workshops (1.5 hrs) which are open to the public. RSVP information is located at the bottom of the flyer. If you would like to RSVP a group (and/or schedule a campus tour before or after), please contact Kara Taussig.

 

Thank you for sharing these fun and educational opportunities with others! Harrington hopes to see many new faces this summer.

 

Click on the link below for more information!

Elements_Flyer[1]

 

 

Kara M. Taussig

High School Presenter

& Community Outreach

Harrington College of Design

200 W Madison

Chicago, IL 60606

312.697.8077 P

312.697.8032 F

www.harrington.edu 

Blog: www.harrington.edu/Student-Life/Blog

 

 

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by Stephanie Barragan

Scholarship Tips! Check them out and don't hesitate!

Scholarship Tips and Resources - Ladder Up

Please share these resources specifically with seniors and with rising seniors who may be looking or will be looking for scholarships to help offset the high cost of attendance. Please see attached and below.

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by Stephanie Barragan

The 2012 National Geographic Student Expeditions Photo Contest

SPONSOR

Sponsor is National Geographic Society, 1145 17th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036-4688 (“Sponsor” or “NGS”).

TERM

The 2012 National Geographic Student Expeditions Photo Contest (“Contest”) begins March 1, 2012 at 12:01am US Eastern Standard Time (EST) and ends March 31, 2012 at 11:59pm US Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). All entries must be received by March 31, 2012 at 11:59pm EDT. Information on how to enter and prizes form part of these official rules (“Official Rules”). By submitting an entry, each entrant agrees to the Official Rules and warrants that his or her entry complies with all requirements set out in the Official Rules. This is a skill-based contest and chance plays no part in the determination of winners.

WHO MAY ENTER

Eligibility: Contest is open only to legal residents of the United States who are in 9th through 12th grades at the time of entry, and who meet the Admissions Criteria for a National Geographic Student Expedition as described below in “Judging Criteria and Conditions.” You must have permission from a parent or legal guardian to enter the Contest. If selected as a Finalist, you will be required to provide your parent or legal guardian’s written consent to your participation, and if you fail to provide such written consent within three business days of the request then you may be disqualified. Employees of National Geographic Society and its affiliates and subsidiaries, and family members or people living in the same household with such individuals, are not eligible to participate.

HOW TO ENTER

All entries must be submitted in digital format through our online entry form. To enter, please go to our online entry form and follow the step-by-step directions on that page. Submit an original photograph, taken by you that captures the spirit of exploration and discovery – whether right in your backyard or farther afield (“Photograph”). Include a title for the Photograph, a written description (100 words or less) of the “moment” captured and how it reflects what exploration means to you (“Description”), the location where the Photograph was taken, and the names of any persons in the Photograph (if known).
Your entry must comply with the following requirements (the “Entry Requirements”):

  • All photograph submissions must be 5 megabytes or smaller, must be in JPEG or JPG format, and must be at least 1,600 pixels wide (if a horizontal image) or 1,600 pixels tall (if a vertical image).
  • Minor burning, dodging and/or color correction is acceptable. Hand tinting is acceptable, as is cropping. Fish-eye lenses are acceptable. High dynamic range images (HDR) and stitched panoramas are acceptable only if the combined parts are all made around the same time. Any changes to the original Photograph not itemized here are unacceptable and will render the Photograph ineligible for a prize.
  • Photographs that include sculptures, statues, paintings, and other works of art will be accepted as long as they do not constitute copyright infringement or fraud. When photographing the work of others, it must be as an object in its environment and not a full-frame close up of another person’s art.
  • The Photograph and the Description, each in its entirety, must be a single work of original material taken by the contest entrant. By entering the Contest, entrant represents, acknowledges and warrants that the submitted Photograph and Description are original works created solely by the entrant and that no other party has any right, title, claim or interest in the Photograph or the Description.
  • Though you retain copyright in each image submitted, the digital image file(s) submitted will not be returned or acknowledged.
  • Obscene, provocative, or otherwise objectionable content will not be considered, and such determination is solely at the discretion of Sponsor.
  • Each entrant may submit up to five Photographs and accompanying Description.

The entries will be judged in accordance with the Judging Criteria, as defined below.

All entries must be submitted and received by March 31, 2012 at 11:59 pm EDT. Proof of submission is not proof of receipt.

 

http://ngstudentexpeditions.com/student-photo-contest-rules/

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by Stephanie Barragan

READY, SET, GO!: Exploring Chicago

Ready, Set, Go!: Exploring College is an one day event being hosted at Northwestern University on April 28th, 2012 where students can attend fun and informative workshops on college admissions, financial aid and achieving your post secondary next steps. You can sign up with your high school counselor or college coach or by email to:jkwon@suppliesfordreams.org

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