UAP Hosts a Fireside Chat on Student and Parent Resiliency During the Pandemic

Urban Arts Partnership hosted a special Fireside Chat on Student and Parent Resiliency During the Pandemic on February 25, 2021. Fireside Chats are an informal gathering where participants can meet UAP students, staff, and special guests talk about their experiences.

The conversation featured School of Interactive Arts senior Tafar-I Culzac, SIA Faculty Member and UAP Employee Krystel Theuvenin, and Danielle Pulliam, a program officer at the Pinkerton Foundation. Tafar-I and Krystel talked about their experiences navigating virtual learning during the pandemic and discussed the tips and tricks they've employed to stay engaged despite the challenges of social isolation.

As someone familiar with a wide range of out-of-school time programs, Danielle talked about the successful strategies and approaches to virtual learning she's encountered through her work. She encouraged organizations like UAP to focus on listening to student voices when shaping online learning and programmatic experiences.

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Click below to view a five minute clip showing highlights from the conversation:

About Urban Arts Partnership: UAP believes integrating the arts in every classroom disrupts the status quo in public schools, engages students and boosts academic outcomes. Because a quality education shouldn’t depend on a child’s zip code.

About the Pinkerton Foundation: The Pinkerton Foundation is an independent grantmaking organization that supports community-based programs for underprivileged and at-risk young people in New York City. Programs they support focus primarily on education, after-school, career readiness and youth justice projects.