Arts for Learning Connecticut (formerly known as Young Audiences of Connecticut)

Inspiring young people and expanding learning through the arts

Hamden, CT   |  www.aflct.org

Mission

Our mission is to inspire young people and expand their learning through the arts.  We envision a future in which all young people in Connecticut engage in quality arts learning in their schools and communities that nurtures creativity, promotes cultural awareness, and cultivates critical thinking and learning skills. We envision a future in which Arts for Learning CT and our artists, partners, and supporters work in strategic partnerships to reach shared goals for young people and our state.

Ruling year info

1981

Principal Officer

Mr. John-Michael Parker

Main address

1 Evergreen Avenue Suite 33

Hamden, CT 06518 USA

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Formerly known as

Young Audiences of Connecticut, Inc.

EIN

06-1009470

NTEE code info

Arts Education/Schools (A25)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

At its core, the problem AFLCT works to solve is the fact that many students throughout Connecticut are underserved—and underperforming. In a state with the greatest income inequality in the nation and a deep-rooted and seemingly intractable gap in educational performance between those with and without socioeconomic means, educators and administrators struggle to find resources and programs that can make a difference for young people. In the face of extraordinary financial, human resource, and—of course, in the time of COVID-19—health challenges that have had an outsized negative impact on schools, students, and families, we believe our role is to provide effective, efficient, inspired programming that leverages diverse resources to provide critical learning opportunities for all students.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Cultural Arts Performances and Presentations

Among the many arts learning programs that AFLCT’s teaching and performing artists offer are cultural arts performances and presentations. These are often provided in larger group “assembly” settings in schools, libraries, museums, and community centers, and are usually 45 minutes in length. They feature high-quality presentations by professional artists showcasing their craft, often rooted in a particular cultural tradition. Art forms vary widely, from Dance & Movement to Literary Arts & Storytelling, Music to Theatre—and everything in between!

AFLCT maintains a diverse roster of artists and artistic groups who can share performances and presentations that are tailored to a given audience or community. They are often participatory and always engaging, and can feature multidisciplinary elements—including instruments, costumes, props, and more. Cultural arts performances and presentations are designed to expose participants to the art form and cultural content and inspire learning.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

AFLCT also offers arts learning programs that are more specifically directed toward educational outcomes: arts workshops and residencies. These programs are often provided in more intimate settings—usually a classroom or workshop of 15-25 participants as part of a school or after-school program, and are often designed in partnership with a specific academic focus, tailored to fit the learning needs of the given community. With greater student-artist interaction, the focus is on collaboration and skill-building, in both the arts and possibly a non-arts subject area. These curricular-aligned programs can range from one session (workshops) to multiple sessions (residencies), and can extend across multiple weeks or even an entire year. Implemented by professional Teaching Artists, these programs are also broad in their artistic grounding, and feature a variety of specialities and disciplines across Dance & Movement, Literary Arts & Storytelling, Music, Theatre, and more.

Population(s) Served

HOT Schools is a whole-school, deep impact, teaching and learning program designed to enrich school culture, expand teacher practice, and improve student engagement through performances, workshops, arts-integrated residencies, and teacher professional development grounded in Social and Emotional Learning, Culturally Responsive Teaching, and Multiple Intelligences Theory.

Designed by the CT Office of the Arts (a division of the Department of Economic and Community Development) over 2 decades ago, HOT Schools was adopted by and relaunched within AFLCT in 2019. The transition of HOT Schools arose from a shared commitment to closing the opportunity and achievement gaps and using the arts to support school improvement, especially within BIPOC, rural, and socioeconomically-challenged communities. As such, we ensure that all partner schools enroll at least the statewide average of BIPOC and/or FRPL-eligible students, 50% and 45%, respectively.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Children and youth

Where we work

Awards

Affiliations & memberships

Connecticut Community Nonprofit Alliance 2020

Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce 2020

Affiliate/Chapter of National Organization 2020

Financials

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Arts for Learning Connecticut (formerly known as Young Audiences of Connecticut)

Board of directors
as of 1/17/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Heather Renwick

Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth

Term: 2020 - 2023

Heather Renwick

Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth

Robert Duffus

People's United Bank

Megan Dawson

Dawson Consulting

Rorie Rueckert

Tim Glasby

Travelers

Elizabeth Katz

Chilton & Chadwick

Jerry Lambrinatos

ZS

Jennifer Dauphinais

Quinnipiac University

Jesse Imse

Consultant

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 01/17/2022

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Leadership

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White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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