TWW Inc

Art Education

aka Talks with Wolves   |   Brooklyn, NY   |  www.twwinc.org

Mission

Founded in 2002, TWW Inc. is a nonprofit valued arts-based organization which foundation is the arts, education, culture, and humanities, ethnic awareness, and art therapy. TWW serves socioeconomically challenged NYC youth from kindergarten through high school. TWW's programs enhance developmental skills and invite students to be high achievers to the best of their abilities. TWW is dedicated to the creative process in which art is healing, life-enhancing, and a fundamental component for development. TWW Inc is dedicated to the belief that the creative process is a key factor in a student's educational experience that enables them to face challenges in which life skills are built.

Ruling year info

2002

Founder / Executive Director

Mr. Stephen A. Wilson, Jr.

Main address

317 Clermont Ave 2M

Brooklyn, NY 11205 USA

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EIN

11-3634316

NTEE code info

Cultural, Ethnic Awareness (A23)

Arts Education/Schools (A25)

Remedial Reading, Reading Encouragement (B92)

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Our programs

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

Middle Passage "The Trails- Coming Home

The Trails is a story that presents challenging and important cultural themes to engage youth about history and its relevance today through the arts. Students that join our program will have little or no experience in the arts, so this will be their introductory course!

The mentoring program is to teach achievement, motivation, mentoring, self-awareness and goal settings. Our mentoring program develops strong minds, bodies, spirit, teamwork, desire, dedication, discipline, respect of one-self and others. Students are helped by the attention we give them, and their budding talents need to be reminded that they are special, and that they can become known and respected by others.We teach them to communicate with their peers in a healthy way, develop a sense of purpose, and build the students’ confidence that they will succeed.

Our mission is to use Art Educational programs to help students in after-school with their educational needs in at-risk, low income communities in the New York Tri-state area, specifically using Theater, Dance, Visual, and Music. We incorporate the arts into their curriculum to increase the ability for students’ to have strong developmental skills. Our programs in history, and culture motivates students to ask questions, research the answers, question the answers, and gain a greater sense of self. At the same time, build up their life skills for decision making, and confidence to achieve.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adults

TWW Inc.’s Creative Art Therapy is to aid in creative outlets for children struggling with challenging circumstances in their lives. The creative arts therapy S.O.A.P. program is a step by step creative platform for students struggling with the circumstances that they are facing, and dealing with in their lives, especially when it affects their educational goals. To help students achieve their goals, our creative arts program is built to work with all school staff involved to help students strengthen their developmental skills to be higher achievers, and to help understand how to manage their challenges. Also, Parents of participating students will have input in the design and implementation of counseling services supported by our program. Our creative arts program is a creative method of expression used as a therapeutic technique. TWW Inc.’s creative arts therapy includes a vast number of approaches that the therapist will use with the student.

Creative Arts Therapy: Two Main Approaches
Process-intensive. The focus entails the process of making the art, and what the person is consciously or unconsciously expressing through their art.
Outcome-oriented. The alternative to being process-oriented is having a sense of mastery. Oftentimes, adults have extreme difficulty achieving their academic goals. Art Therapy can provide creative challenges that are less intimidating, approachable and achievable, thereby building their confidence to meet their challenges in the everyday lives.

Time to use S.O.A.P! Wash away the past!
S.O.A.P is a form of documentation originally employed by health care providers to write clinical notes in a patient's chart. Nowadays, a variety of health care fields uses the S.O.A.P. method as fast assessment tool. Understanding that format, TWW Inc. decided to use S.O.A.P. to compliment art therapy and discovered ways to implement the notes in the art, not the chart!
Subjective – Student’s chief complaint or presenting problem/s during session.
Objective - Observation about the student as it relates to subjective statement.
Assessment - Assessment of the student and the session/contact as it relates to the
overall treatment. Techniques for Group Art therapy.
Plan – Future ideas, strategies and solutions.

Creative Arts Therapy Modalities
Visual Art therapy is an intermodal discipline where the therapist and client move freely between drawing, painting, photography, and sculpture. Through using multiple forms of expression, individuals can focus on a medium they feel most comfortable. By using unfamiliar materials, it can also aid in fostering deeper exploration and creativity.

Dance therapy uses movement to improve mental and physical well-being. It is a recognized form of complementary therapy. Experts have shown that physical activity is known to increase special neurotransmitter substances in the brain (endorphins), which create a state of well-being.

Drama therapy is a form of 'expressive therapy.' It is an excellent modality to solve problems by delving into truths about self, understand the meaning of personally resonant images, explore and transcend unhealthy personal patterns of behavior and interpersonal interaction.

Music therapy may involve listening to music, creating music, singing, and discussing music, in addition to guided imagery with music. It promotes self-expression through several approaches, such as creating a musical and emotional environment that fosters personal experiences or feelings. Activities may incorporate speech and drama as well, or use singing and discussions. Music with lyrics can encourage the creativity of words that form into a positive, unique song.



Final Outcome - to invent a creative strategy to promote change, insight, and well-being.
The art therapy focuses on individuals with anxiety, depression, substance, dependency, stress, cognitive impairments, family or relationship issues, diseases and more.

Population(s) Served

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Goals & Strategy

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Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The ability for students' to have strong developmental skills. Gain a greater sense of self. At the same time, build up their life skills for decision making, and confidence to achieve.

We incorporate the arts into their curriculum increase the ability for students' to retain information. Our programs in history, and culture motivates students to ask questions, research the answers, and gain a greater sense of self. Students need to be reminded that they are special, talented, and are known and respected by others. Students are helped by the attention we give them, and their budding talents need to be reminded that they are special, and that they can become known and respected by others.We teach them to communicate with their peers in a healthy way, develop a sense of purpose, and build the students' confidence that they will succeed. TWW goes beyond just about having an art program, our goal is adding effective art programs.

The oath that our teaching artist, and students take defines the passion to achieve. The Oath is “EDUCATION", and is the follows: Explore, Discover, Understand, Contribute, Adapt, Test, Invest, Ownership, Next step.

TWW Inc.'s Creative Arts Therapy is to aid in creative outlets for individuals struggling with challenging circumstances in their lives. Creative Art Therapies include the modalities of Visual Arts, Theater, Dance and Music. To address the need to strengthen the educational, social and emotional development of people in marginalized communities. By implementing the most up-to-date interventions in the classroom we address the diversity in the schools and community.

The art therapy focuses on individuals with anxiety, depression, substance, dependency, stress, cognitive impairments, family or relationship issues, diseases and more.

Art therapy primarily is to help individuals experiencing emotional, dysfunctions and psychological challenges achieve personal well-being and improved levels of function. The creative process, pieces of art created in therapy, and to help people in treatment develop self-awareness, explore emotions, address unresolved emotional conflicts, improve social skills, self-awareness, and raise self-esteem.

Field trips to cultural institutions.
Special guest speakers, and performing groups.
Art Therapist as a supportive structure.
Career based instructions.
Professional developments throughout the year.

Vast network of artist and professional developers.

Marketing by Radio, newsletters, mailing, community leaders, and businesses.

We have accomplished much. The struggle is simply having funds to enable us to have students in the program. Schools struggle to contract us due to continued budget cuts for their arts department.

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TWW Inc

Board of directors
as of 5/29/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Stephen Wilson

No Affiliation

Term: 2002 - 2020


Board co-chair

Mr. Cristopher Wilson

No Affiliation

Term: 2008 - 2019

Cristopher M. Wilson

Shelly Mangaru-Yusuf

Stephen A. Wilson, Jr

Jennifer Davis

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes