UAP Named Top Applicant for the Investing in Innovation (i3) 2014 Competition!


Last month, Urban Arts Partnership was awarded two grants from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Innovation: one to train teachers in NYC and LA on how incorporate the arts into special education classrooms, and the other to bring music integration programs into middle schools.

We are proud to announce yet another achievement: Urban Arts Partnership has been named one of the highest-rated applications for the Investing in Innovation (i3) 2014 competition by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. Our i3 application outlines the expansion of our Story Studio program, which serves English language learners in advancing their proficiency and fluency through arts-integrated programming.

“These programs are changing the landscape of education in this country by supporting innovative ideas and scaling up what works,” said Secretary Duncan. “This round of i3 grantees is poised to have real impact in areas of critical need, including STEM education and rural communities, on projects ranging from enhancing students’ non-cognitive skills to serving English learners to personalized learning opportunities that will prepare more students for college, career and life.”