Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Hilltop Artists in Residence

aka Hilltop Artists   |   Tacoma, WA   |  www.hilltopartists.org

Mission

Using glass art to connect young people from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds to better futures.

Ruling year info

1995

Executive Director

Dr. Kimberly Keith

Main address

PO Box 6829

Tacoma, WA 98417 USA

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EIN

91-1667476

Cause area (NTEE code) info

Arts Education/Schools (A25)

Other Youth Development N.E.C. (O99)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

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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?

In-School Electives

Focused on an annual theme (i.e., Shared Values, Our Community). Students rotate through three stations - glass blowing, bead making, and fusing/mosaics. Through sequential skill building they learn core habits of mind that are transferable to other subjects and life pursuits.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents (13-19 years)

Courses focus on the artistic and vocational aspects of glass blowing; students gain essential post-secondary education and job-readiness knowledge. At one local glass arts business, all glass blowers are artists from our programs. Our instructor in CTE and After-School classes at Wilson High School is a graduate of Hilltop Artists’ programs.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents (13-19 years)

These intensive programs are for youth, ages 14-20, who have been identified in other Hilltop Artists programs as advanced students. Students create glass art for commissions (e.g. Weyerhaeuser Presidential Awards, Tacoma City of Destiny Awards) and for sale in the gallery and at the annual Spring and Holiday Glass Sales. Students are also guided in developing professional art portfolios, artist statements, and bios. Team Production students become organizational ambassadors and represent Hilltop Artists at community events. All Production students are required to create, and make progress on, an education plan (high school graduation or post), for which the Outreach Manager provides resources and support.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents (13-19 years)

Students engage in glass blowing, bead making, glass fusing and mosaics during after school - a peak time for juvenile violence and delinquency. The Outreach Manager works with students and guardians in After-School at Jason Lee to provided wraparound services to connect families to critical needs like access to housing, food, school supplies, medical or dental care, grief counseling, etc.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents (13-19 years)

A number of spaces in this program are held for, among others, students from Tacoma Rescue Mission and Phoenix Housing Network, both serving homeless and at-risk children and families. As with all Hilltop Artists programs, in addition to ensuring they are supporting students’ overall development, they want to ensure they are serving those most in-need of positive interventions and activities that advance the discovery of their innate creativity and hone their decision-making and team-building skills.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents (13-19 years)

A year-round program for girls on probation and Diversion in partnership with Pierce County Juvenile Court. In this program girls, ages 11-19, engage in a new art form each quarter, while addressing other issues critical to their success: teamwork and collaboration, positive social interactions, the ability to reflect and express themselves and trust in adults and other girls, leadership development, and communication.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents (13-19 years)

Where we work

Awards

AMOCAT Award for Community Outreach 2009

Tacoma Arts Commission

Community Hero Award 2013

MultiCare Health Systems

Coming Up Taller Award 1999

National Arts and Humanites Youth Program Awards

Financials

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Hilltop Artists in Residence

Board of directors
as of 6/19/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Angel Blanford

Blanford Law

Term: 2017 - 2018

John Mitchell

Morgan Stanley

Morgan Bobadilla

True Blue, Inc

Jennifer Hernandez

WA State Office of the Attorney General

Christopher Kodama

MultiCare Connected Care Network

Sharon Chambers-Gordon

Windermere Real Estate

Susanne Turnipseed

Turnipseed Ventures

Doug Page

Pacific Lutheran University

LaTasha Wortham

WA State Office of the Lieutenant Governor

Forrest Griek

Tacoma Public Schools

Syd Bersante

CHI Franciscan

Molly Croft

Deluxe Corporation

Cordell Corbin

Student Representative

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 ? No
  • 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

Keywords

Arts education, at-risk youth, Tacoma, nonprofit, youth development, out of school time, summer learning, glass art, school