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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 513.475.0002
Current happenings at CATC
The students have returned and are attending CATC “College and Career Week” sessions, where students learn about area colleges, job opportunities, meet with area career and education leaders and can apply for more information or positions. They are also introduced to the CATC workforce development program, Bridging the Gap. Their new semester study theme is “20th Century Art,” and as always Ms. Laura is introducing the theme with slide shows and discussion starters.
CATC students have once again been selected to participate in DAAP Alliance, a year-long initiative designed to increase diversity in design-based careers, sponsored by the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning, and Procter & Gamble. The program includes a series of design challenges and the opportunity to attend a summer on-campus college-level design program that attracts students from all over the world.
Before you know it, our staff and students will be getting ready for the annual CATC Spring Fever student art show!
Ongoing story opportunities:
Training for meaningful careers with Bridging the Gap: Every summer, recently graduated seniors train in various career paths, including as nursing assistants (Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Medical Center is primary partner), through the CATC Bridging the Gap workforce development program. BTG is an extension of the arts-based programming that helps the students achieve graduation, with supports to enable them to succeed after graduation.
For stories about aspiring Bridging the Gap students and successful graduates: For assistance
CATC results, how and why the arts can level the playing field for urban teens