Reflections on Diversity + Equity at St. Margaret’s PS ~ artist Allycia Uccello ~
PHOTO Katherine Fleitas
Inner City Angels engages young learners in rich narrative inspired arts in a growth mindset and inclusive learning environment that integrates the arts with rich topics in science, technology, and global issues of justice and cultural competence. We are committed to providing a balanced approach to arts education that considers the individual child, the world around us, and the art discipline integrated with other learning. Individual and global WELLBEING is at the heart of the creative arts experience.
Our artists’ diverse life experiences, cultural backgrounds, and training deeply influence program offerings in a cross-section of creativity and learning for everyone. Our artists speak many languages and dialects and reflect the diverse backgrounds of the children they meet. Programs are available in English and French, often site-specific, designed in collaboration with classroom teachers and are transferable to other schools.
We ensure equity of access by earmarking fundraising dollars to support inner-city and neighbourhood improvement area school art projects. Funding comes from our corporate and individual campaigns and grants from government agencies.
Inner City Angels is a TDSB Learning Partner and all our artists, volunteers, and community placement interns are registered with the TDSB Police Reference Check Office at 17 Fairmeadow Ave, Room 105, Toronto M2P 1W6 | 416-393-0759.
Our staff, board, and advisors bring a range of expertise in finance, law, risk management, community outreach, and rich narrative arts education.
We are the proud recipients of the Tagore Inspirations Award (Empowerment in the Arts) 2013 and the Council for Exceptional Children Community Award 2014.