From the Chairman

From the Chairman:

lpAs ArtsConnection celebrates its 39th anniversary year, the Board of Directors is proud of the organization’s evolution and its commitment to providing high-quality arts education and cultural experiences to children and teens in New York City’s public schools. We know that the arts are not an “extra,” but a fundamental of the curriculum that leverages classroom learning and fosters the skills young people must know to thrive in the 21st century. The arts also offer unique learning opportunities to children who face additional challenges in school and in life, allowing these youngsters to demonstrate competence, experience success, and share their unique gifts with classmates and their community. We are especially proud of ArtsConnection’s diverse group of dedicated teaching artists who continually refine and deepen their knowledge, providing exceptional arts education experiences for students, teachers and families.

I hope you will explore the many aspects of ArtsConnection that can serve to invigorate classrooms, inspire students, and inform teaching practices through learning about and through the arts.

Lisa Plepler, Chairman

ArtsConnection Board of Directors