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October updates for Streetside friends
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Visit Our New Student Gallery! 

A new way to feature student voices at streetside.org


We're always looking for ways to highlight the creative and inspiring work that comes from our students, and now we have a fun new space to do so on our website. Go HERE to take a look - you'll find student comics, writing, self portraits, e-books, videos, and other personal storytelling projects! 

Stop-Motion at Marshall

Students are creating animated movie trailers about their lives   


This fall, Streetside is excited to be partnering with several new sites including Mission Graduates at Marshall Elementary School, where students are learning how animation can bring their own stories to life. Streetside teaching artist and filmmaker Sen Garcia is working with third through fifth grade students at Marshall, teaching them to use stop-motion animation to create movie trailers about their lives. Students started the process by writing stories about themselves and where they see themselves in the future. From those stories they created illustrated storyboards to map out the key components of their stories. They are now designing set pieces including backgrounds, captions, and characters to be used during filming. Soon, they’ll start shooting their story frame-by-frame on our new animation stations. These stations allow students to add depth to their animations through different layers of plexiglass that create the illusion of a foreground, middleground, and background. The workshop will culminate with a “Coming Soon” themed film festival showcase in December, where they’ll premier animated trailers about their life stories for friends, family, and classmates. We’re excited to see the results of all their hard work and creativity!

A Special Thank You

Streetside's Director of Programs attends national leadership training


Thank you to the National Guild for Community Arts Education for their Leadership Institute! This summer, Streetside's Director of Programs, Tara Malik, was selected to join 25 extremely talented community arts practitioners in the 5-day Community Arts Education Leadership Institute (CAELI). The seminar took place at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania and provided an intensive, transformative experience through which current and aspiring leaders advance their skills by engaging with top leadership trainers and nationally known practitioners. Tara notes "The training was an incredible opportunity to not only meet and learn from a group of leaders doing amazing work all over the country, but also to reflect on my own personal practice. I'm looking forward to bringing newly acquired strategies to Streetside and staying connected to the Guild and the CAELI 2016 cohort."

We're Hiring! 

Looking for a talented Teaching Artist to join the Streetside team

Our Teaching Artists:

  • Design and lead storytelling workshops that combine creative writing with art forms including photography, stop motion animation, poetry, or comics 

  • Participate in a collaborative community of artists/educators/activists

  • Receive training and support in research-based methodologies and learning theories related to arts education and Creative Youth Development

  • Are compensated for lesson planning, completing workshop paperwork, peer observations, monthly staff meetings, and twice-yearly professional development retreats


Please spread the word, and learn more at streetside.org/jobs 
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Photo Credits: Natalie Mann, James Horton
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