Anna Van Voorhis—2013 Fellow
Year: Class of 2014
Major: Studio Art
Neighborhoods Organizing for Change
This summer I worked with Neighborhoods Organizing for Change (NOC) to help develop its first Youth Outreach program centered around the arts. While there I helped design and implement an arts curriculum for youth ages 12 through 18, the program was funded through a grant from the Minnesota Humanities Center. The program was completed about two thirds of the way through my Chuck Green experience, for the remaining weeks I worked on creating apparel designs and decorating the office space. I also began to work more with Occupy Home MN, an organization that is closely tied with NOC. The Chuck Green experience on the whole was incredibly challenging and therefore meaningful. I learned a lot about non-profits in the Twin Cities and also about the intersection between the arts and social activism.