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$2.3 Million Grant to STEAM Ahead

CAPE was recently awarded $2.3 million by the U.S. Department of Education, in the form of an Assistance for Arts Education Development and Dissemination (AAEDD) grant for CAPE’s STEAM [...]

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INSIDE/OUTSIDE: ArtFit at George Washington High School

At George Washington High School on Chicago’s Far East side, students enrolled in CAPE’s after-school “ArtFit” program are expressing themselves through a unique combination of fine arts and [...]

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Dyett High School’s Bronzefair 2019, Featuring CAPE Student Work

A New Investment in Pushing Aesthetic Boundaries at Dyett In July of 2018, Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education (CAPE) secured funding for a 21st Community Learning Centers (CCLC) grant for [...]

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Inside/Outside: A Conversation with the Cognate Collective

In Fall 2018, CAPE and one of our after-school classrooms at Telpochcalli Elementary collaborated with the Sullivan Galleries and the Cog•nate Collective to create art guided by students’ [...]

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Inside/Outside: Collaborating with the Cognate Collective

Connecting with the Cognate Collective In Fall 2018, CAPE staff members were in conversation with Hannah Barco, Assistant Director of Exhibitions at SAIC’s Sullivan Galleries, about professional [...]

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CAPE Students Visit StoryCorps

Earlier this month, students from our after-school program at Telpochcalli visited StoryCorps at the Chicago Cultural Center. With their teacher Dana Oesterlin-Castellon and CAPE teaching artist [...]

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Odes and Tattoos: Classroom Perspectives

How are voices and stories from overlooked, liminal social spaces elevated? How are marginalized cultural perspectives depicted to convey new ideas of self and community that are often sidelined [...]

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Boeing awards CAPE $40,000 for STEM+Arts in Chicago Public Schools

Hundreds of CPS Students to benefit from Boeing’s support of CAPE’s arts integration with STEM subjects Boeing has announced that Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education (CAPE) will [...]

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Arts in the Dark 2018

On October 20, CAPE students from Telpochcalli Elementary and Waters Elementary got to strut their stuff in the City of Chicago’s annual Arts in the Dark parade!  Our students braved the [...]

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North-Grand High School Students Dedicate Mural to Community

On Monday, September 17, 2018, a crowd of more than two dozen members of the Humboldt Park community gathered near the east wall of the Metra underpass at  1801 N. Kostner to celebrate the [...]