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Voices from School Communities: Adriel

Teacher Maria Nava and artist Marceia Scruggs co-teach in the CAPE after-school program at Telpochcalli Elementary School. They recently contacted CAPE program staff to share with us some writing [...]

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Voices from School Communities: George Washington High School

Voices from School Communities began with a query sent by email on June 8, in reference to the murder of George Floyd and national protests. The email read, in part: “I would like to see if [...]

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CAPE to Receive $67,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Mary Anne Carter has approved more than $84 million in grants as part of the Arts Endowment’s second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2020.  [...]

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Voices from School Communities: Timothy David Rey

In response to the murder of George Floyd and the national protests that have followed seeking an end to the systemic racism that targets Black Americans specifically and people of color in [...]

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CAPE Office Damaged

Dear Friends, You might have seen in the news that a long-standing Chicago institution, Central Camera, was destroyed on May 30 as a result of looting and a fire.  CAPE‘s offices at 228 S. [...]

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CAPE to Seek New 21st Century Community Learning Centers Funding

CAPE’s after-school program currently serves three elementary and three high schools, and is supported by funding from the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC), a program of [...]

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CAPE Online Learning Week 6

Due to the sheer volume of videos being created every week by our teachers and teaching artists, we’ve decided to change up how we share this work with you. CAPE videos are currently housed [...]

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CAPE Online Learning Week 5

Welcome to CAPE’s Online Learning, Week 5 (April 27-May 1, 2020) We’re pleased to present Week 5 of CAPE’s Online Learning initiative! This week’s videos feature postcard [...]

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On Uncertainty

The following was written by CAPE’s Education Director, Scott Sikkema, for our CAPE Network Forum newsletter. Uncertainty and the unknown seem to define our present time. With regards to [...]

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CAPE Online Learning Week 4

Welcome to CAPE’s Online Learning, Week 4 (April 19-24, 2020) Introducing Week 4 of CAPE’s Online Learning initiative! This week’s videos feature read alouds, origami and [...]