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Odes to Mom

It’s Mother’s Day and we want to share some odes to Mom, written by CAPE students at North-Grand High School. These poems and others were featured last fall at Odes and Tattoos, an [...]

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INSIDE/OUTSIDE in Review

Last week we welcomed more than 150 visitors to our INSIDE/OUTSIDE exhibition, which featured art from CAPE After School classrooms at North-Grand and George Washington High Schools and [...]

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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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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 [...]

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Odes and Tattoos: An Exhibition at the Chicago Cultural Center

CAPE is proud to present ODES and TATTOOS, an exhibition of multidisciplinary artwork from North-Grand High School, and part of the City of Chicago’s Year of Creative Youth showcase at the [...]

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Shifting Boundaries in Review

We recently concluded Shifting Boundaries: Community Arts Practice in Public Schools, an exhibition of artwork created by students and families in our after-school program, and we were thrilled [...]

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CAPE Teacher Michelle Livas on the value of arts integration in a high school classroom

Michelle Livas, a teacher in CAPE’s Veteran Partnerships Program, answers the question: What is important about the work you and your students do with your CAPE teaching artist? What is the [...]

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CAPE Classrooms: Students learn what it’s like to have no access to clean drinking water- what happens next is amazing…

CAPE Classrooms is our series highlighting great work from our programs across Chicago. It was a typical day at North-Grand High School. Between periods, the intercom played lively music while [...]