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Art Therapist

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As One We Can Foundation dba The Black Ecosystem

  • 14 people are interested

The BLACK ECOSYSTEM searching for an Art Therapist who will be able to lead a therapy session every third Thursday of each month at 6pm.The Start date is, June 30th and the program would be about 6 weeks. Every session would be 50 minutes long and take place on IG live or

During the group sessions, our goal is to improve or enhance their physical, mental, and personal l well-being. You may use a variety of art methods including drawing, painting, sculpture, and collage with teens ranging from 14-19. Teens who have experienced emotional trauma, physical violence, domestic abuse, anxiety, depression, and other psychological issues can benefit from expressing themselves creatively. This program is more about letting or teens focus on their inner experience. With creating art, we want them to focus on their own perceptions, imagination, and feelings. Be encouraged to create art that expresses their inner world more than making something that is an expression of the outer world.

It's time we break the cycle and allow ourselves to heal! No one should suffer in silence.

If you are interested please email me personally at tamika@blaclecosystem.org . I would love to speak with you further and make something amazing happen!

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About As One We Can Foundation dba The Black Ecosystem

Location:

2100 S. Michigan Ave, #1202, Chicago, IL 60616, US

Mission Statement

The Black EcoSystem is a non profit organization in Chicago that focuses on revitalizing struggling communities, and empowering families and individuals directly affected by the struggle. The Founder Candice Cunningham grew up in West Englewood, Chicago, one of the most violent neighborhoods on the southside. After realizing that African-American communities are in a crisis, she decided to pull together resources to help solve the following problems: - Poverty - Gun Violence - No Jobs or Opportunities - Police Violence - Flawed Educational System - Family Issues - Mental Health Issues This led to the creation of the BLACK ECOSYSTEM, which focuses on collaboration. "We must all come together and contribute what we can. Then we must direct resources where they are most needed because all these issues have to be handled concurrently."

Description

The Black EcoSystem is a non profit organization in Chicago that focuses on revitalizing struggling communities, and empowering families and individuals directly affected by the struggle.

The Founder Candice Cunningham grew up in West Englewood, Chicago, one of the most violent neighborhoods on the southside. After realizing that African-American communities are in a crisis, she decided to pull together resources to help solve the following problems:

- Poverty

- Gun Violence

- No Jobs or Opportunities

- Police Violence

- Flawed Educational System

- Family Issues

- Mental Health Issues

This led to the creation of the BLACK ECOSYSTEM, which focuses on collaboration. "We must all come together and contribute what we can. Then we must direct resources where they are most needed because all these issues have to be handled concurrently."

Arts & Culture
Children & Youth
Race & Ethnicity

WHEN

Tue Jun 30, 2020 - Mon Sep 28, 2020
06:00 PM - 07:00 PM  

WHERE

2150 S. Canalport Ave2AChicago, IL 60608

(41.85323,-87.65015)
 

SKILLS

  • Youth Services
  • Mental Health
  • Visual Arts
  • Professional Development
  • Drawing
  • Painting

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • 1 hour per month

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