My partner, Sophie, and I went through different grant components with our grant writing professor. She made edits and pointed out some crucial changes that we needed to make for our Sony grant. Sophie and I worked on these edits afterwards and will check back in with one of LAYC's grant team's members soon.
CausesHuman Rights Marginalized Populations Poverty & Basic Needs Race & Ethnicity Social Justice Voter Registration And Education Arts & Culture Children & Youth Mentor Opportunity Youth College Readiness Early Childhood Education General Education Literacy Sustainability Health Mental Health Services Immigrants & Refugees
Sophie and I edited our program description statement again, and wrote the budget narrative and objectives statement for the Sony grant with the completed/filled-out budget that Marie provided for us.
Updated/worked on the Program Description after the meeting with Marie and Ericka, now having more detailed information and insight/experience about the Arts + Media classes to write about.
Sophie and I met with Marie, Ericka, and Haley to talk more in depth about the Arts + Media program, the budget, and Ericka's experiences with teaching/working with youth in Arts + Media classes. It was great to meet Ericka and get her insight on her time with youth!
Sophie and I revised the Mission/History and Strengths/Needs statements based on Haley's feedback and edits for the Sony grant. Then we worked on the Program Description in preparation for Friday's meeting with Haley and Marie about the Arts + Media Program's dynamics and planned budget for it.
My partner and I revised the mission/history statement based on our professor's edits and an LAYC's grant writer's guidance. Then we wrote up a strengths and needs statement for the next part of the Sony grant, and turned it in to Haley for revisions/comments.
Sophie and I wrote/edited LAYC's Organizational History and Mission written portion for the Sony grant, and sent it to our professor and an LAYC grant writer to look over for edits, comments, oversight, and guidance.
Sophie and I met with Haley, Marie, and Paul to discuss the RACI we made with Haley, and to go over more details about LAYC's Arts+Media programs (before and after COVID), LAYC's computer lab at the Columbia Heights center, and, with Paul, how LAYC cross-checks its programs' outputs and outcomes data. We went over want LAYC needs from this Sony grant (more computers, updated programming, smart TVs for hybrid activities, etc.), and Sophie and I asked questions throughout the meeting.
Watched/went through logic model training and read over LAYC's recent Arts + Media application, outlining the arts and enrichment programs that LAYC's Teen Center offers in preparation for writing Sony grant application.
I always saw art being used and implemented in social change movements, and am definitely in favor in greater emphases on arts education and its positive influence on kids and adults' lives, but never really learned about the medium of art as a social change agent, so it was great to learn about the U.S. artists and social movements throughout the history of the U.S., different current national and international artists and artist groups using their skills in propelling positive social change, etc.