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Upcoming Stories

There’s always something happening at CATC, from the rich stories of individual urban teens finding new hope and opportunity, to our twice-annual themed student art shows, or the excitement of seniors creating their futures through Bridging the Gap. Here are some ideas for stories. For appointments or interviews: Gail Silver at or 513.475.0002

Join us for Deck the Hall 2014 student art show

“Girl Rising: Art as social commentary,” has been the semester study theme, and the students’ art reflects their learning about how the arts have affected societal  perspective and change over the centuries. The show will include the students’ multimedia installation “Setting the Table,” which premiered at the Freedom Center in October, in celebration of U.N. International Day of the Girl Child.

“Setting the Table” will travel to schools, other venues, after premiering at Freedom Center

CATC students premiered a new, multi-media installation during a sold-out event at the National Underground Railroad Freedom for the celebration of U.N. International Day of the Girl Child. The event was sponsored by Dining for Women and the Freedom Center in celebration of the achievement of girls around the world who have overcome terrible injustices through education.

“Setting the Table” which was created as part of the current semester’s study theme “Art as social commentary,” will be featured next at the CATC students’ winter show on December 13.  Then it will travel to various CPS high schools, with other possible venues in the works.

Students return to CATC — and more opportunities than ever

CATC is welcoming students for fall semester and the start of the 2014 – 2015 school year. We always start a couple of weeks after the schools, which gives our students time to settle into their regular high school classes and for us to visit the schools to tell students about the opportunities awaiting them at CATC. And when it comes to opportunities, the new school year brings more than ever:

Beyond our arts-based program that last year helped achieve a 97% graduation rate–our best yet–and year over year an average 93% graduation rate.
Beyond our workforce development program that every year prepares dozens of CATC graduates  for careers in fields where area employers desperately need skilled workers, like health care and manufacturing.


Ongoing story opportunities:
CATC results, how and why the arts can level the playing field for urban teens
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Stories about aspiring Bridging the Gap students and successful graduates.
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Student twice-yearly art shows

Spring college tours

Museum and gallery tours