I have a passion for coordinating processes, building programming, and facilitating arts-based community projects and youth arts engagement/employment. I often facilitate between community-based artists & organizations; and state agencies, institutions, and funders.
I am currently working with Amber Art & Design, a Philadelphia-based art collective, on their Strawberry Mansion Gateway project. They are facilitating a year-long community process at the Hatfield House, in partnership with Fairmount Park Conservancy. You can learn more about the project here.
Much of my past experience is in building youth arts programming & youth employment programming, specifically in the Massachusetts's Department of Youth Services, with multi-media artists and arts organizations across the state. I spent time building youth jobs programming with Boston-based community organizations such as Southwest Boston CDC. My entry into being an artist was through the Boston Mural Crew, as a teen - arts employment is real, important, and possible!