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True Colors: Emotional Learning with Lucy

December 19, 2016

Big emotions come in small packages; anyone who knows a toddler can attest to that. This fall, when I brought my daughter Lucy to preschool, I noticed a chart posted just inside the door: four rectangles in basic colors were captioned with “How Am I Feeling?” What I didn’t realize was that this would become one[…read more…]

Stones for Peace at Navos

December 12, 2016

When Sally, one of Art with Heart’s program coordinators, tells people she’s running a program at Navos Behavioral Health, she says that she watches their eyes go big, or their eyebrows fly up in surprise. She says that they comment about how difficult that must be. It’s easy to understand why people might respond this[…read more…]

The Pages We Love

November 28, 2016

All of my colleagues at Art with Heart are wonderfully creative people with big hearts for children. Each of us came to the organization with the desire to empower kids, and we’ve benefitted right alongside the young lives we’ve worked hard to improve. One of the ways our days are warmed through our work is by[…read more…]

Sneak Peek! A Look at Our Newest Curriculum

November 21, 2016

If you know one thing about nonprofits, it’s that our priorities shift according to the needs of the people we’re serving, and sometimes that means putting a big project on hold and coming back to it later. We’re very excited to be picking up the Magnificent Marvelous Me! Leader’s Companion right where we left off.[…read more…]

Losing Lantu, Building Community

November 14, 2016

Imagine losing a friend as close as family. Not just any friend, but one who seemed capable of anything. A friend whose determination and spirit meant that nothing could hold her back. That’s the kind of friend—the kind of person—Lantu was. In Ethiopia, children with special needs can lose out: on parents, education, and community.[…read more…]

Is a Child You Love Being Bullied?

November 7, 2016

Bullying can be the toughest experience children face during their years at school. Bullying prevention programs have helped kids feel safe to speak out, but not all kids reveal what they’re going through to parents and loved ones. What do you do if someone you love is being victimized at school? Are you prepared to[…read more…]

Sera Rogers, Renaissance Woman

October 31, 2016

The first time Sera Rogers walked into the Art with Heart office, it was not as a volunteer. Instead, she was working as an interior designer for the architect who helped create our new office four years ago. But when she discovered what we do, she put on her volunteer hat, first facilitating a program[…read more…]

Twenty Years, Five Weeks, One Annual Event

October 24, 2016

From all of us at Art with Heart to all of our fans: thank you. Thank you for your kindness, your generosity, and your warm hearts. Five weeks into my new role as CEO, it was an incredible experience to share a room with so many inspiring people at the Color of Hope Benefit Luncheon.[…read more…]

10 Ways to Help Children Through Divorce

October 17, 2016

Divorce can be tough on kids, but you can help mitigate their pain by listening to their concerns, helping them learn coping skills, and establishing a new routine that works. We hope this list helps—and if you have other advice, we want to hear what’s worked for you! Being honest about divorce and (some of!)[…read more…]

Social Butterflies Find Their Way with Camp Sparkle

October 10, 2016

When asked what superpower they’d like to have, over thirty percent of people say they’d want to read minds. As a therapist, I get it—I’d probably be the most helpful therapist of all time if I always knew what my clients were thinking. This is what was going through my mind during my last day at Camp Sparkle, a[…read more…]

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