MEDIA is invited Tuesday Jul 10
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Agency and campus leaders meet to discuss creative partnerships
Fort Bend County - ARTreach will hosts its annual Advisors Meeting on July 10th at 12 noon at The Lasagna House Sugar Land Town Center.16089 City Walk Sugar Land, TX 77479 (281) 277-3400 Advisors representing social service agencies and school districts from Katy, Houston, Fort Bend County, and the Woodlands are invited to attend this meeting to discuss collaborations that will help bring arts education to children and adults in need.
This year over 30 advisors are expected to attend this meeting to give reports and discuss creative partnerships to expand the health and educational programs offered by ARTreach. The annual Advisors Meeting helps the ARTreach Board of Directors determine organizational goals related to program development and fundraising in 2013.
Advisors are reporting a growing number of children at risk, as well as a higher number of schools designated title one, or urban campuses throughout the school districts. Social service agencies are representing a higher number of indigent, immigrants and refugees in Houston and Fort Bend County and are seeking programs that can support acculturation, literacy, nutrition and diabetes awareness and health. Advisors representing special needs are reporting on issues related to students transitioning from high school to adult life. ARTreach is responding by supporting the development of mentoring programs, juvenile justice programs and vocational training programs for students at risk or with special needs. Fort Bend County’s most recent assessment reports that seniors are one of the fastest growing populations requiring health programs and services. ARTreach is responding by developing additional partnerships with senior centers, independent, assisted living communities and medical care centers to serve a higher number of seniors each year.
ARTreach programs support health and wellness, educational objectives, social and life skills. The programs promote teamwork and discipline through the visual and expressive arts, dance, drumming, painting and music. Necessary funding for social service agencies and school districts for ARTreach programs is provided on part by grants from the Texas Commission on the Arts.
Grants and donations to ARTreach provide the subsidies necessary to make quality art programs assessable to needy communities. ARTreach is inviting grant funders and sponsors to attend this meeting to hear the annual reports.
ARTreach is established to support the development, funding and delivery of specialized art programs serving targeted neglected populations. The organization delivers programs in collaboration with school districts, government entities, social service agency and other non-profit organizations.
The ARTreach website hosts hundreds of examples of creative programs and partnerships that have been developed specifically to meet the needs of social service agencies and school districts since 2003. Visit the site www.artreachonline.org and learn more. Agencies in need of program support please contact the Executive Director of ARTreach, Terri Bieber, at email@example.com or by phone 281-392-534.
Volunteers interested in helping ARTreach by teaching art in specialized fields, or by serving on a board committee. Please contact the Board Chairman, Janet Buller at firstname.lastname@example.org
Below is a list of ARTreach partners that will be represented at this meeting including Texas Commission on the Arts and advisors
representing children at risk:
Rio Bend Community
Parks Youth Ranch
Fort Bend Juvenile Detention Center
Making it Better- Houston ISD
Representing families in need and impoverished communities
Christ Clinic In Katy
Fort Bend Family Health Center
Women of Wisdom
representing special needs children and adults
representing seniors & elderly/health and wellness
Senior Independent and Assisted Living Communities in Katy/Houston area
Fort Bend Senior Living Center
Mamie George Community Center- Catholic Charities