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The Best of Art With Heart 2016

January 2, 2017

This year, Art with Heart has continued many fruitful partnerships with organizations like Childhaven and Friends of Youth. We’ve also gained some very exciting new partners, including Navos Mental Health Solutions and the Highline School District. We’ve trained all of their counselors in Draw It Out, and are looking forward to a spring Chill &[…read more…]

Fond Farewells and New Beginnings

December 29, 2016

It’s hard to believe, but this is my last week at Art with Heart before I transition into my next chapter. It’s been an incredible two decades, and I’ve treasured the opportunity to partner with you to help so many young hearts. If you’re a new friend to Art with Heart, welcome! What a great[…read more…]

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…]

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