Reflections on Diversity + Equity at St. Margaret’s PS ~ artist Allycia Uccello ~
PHOTO Katherine Fleitas
Inner City Angels is an award-winning charity that engages young learners in rich narrative inspired arts. We are dedicated to the vision that it is our job as a global society to nurture and support the creative minds of young people in order to allow their ideas and imaginations to grow for a prosperous future and healthy planet. Through the collaboration of professional artists and art educators we explore big ideas and rich narratives in STEAM, SOCIAL JUSTICE, CULTURE and WELLBEING inside and outside the classroom. We are committed to providing an inclusive and balanced approach to arts education that considers the individual child, the world around us, and the art discipline integrated with other learning.
Our artists’ diverse life experiences, cultural backgrounds and training deeply influence program offerings in a cross-section of creativity and learning for everyone, most of all the individual child. 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 yet are transferable to other schools.
We ensure equity of access by earmarking fundraising dollars to support inner city and neighbourhood improvement area school arts 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. Please see our Toolkit for Artists + Educators for more information on what is required to work with Inner City Angels.
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.