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AWE Mission & Impact
AWE is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. AWE’s mission is to provide youth in Milwaukee with arts enrichment programs that advance learning, enhance human potential, and cultivate community. Our programs weave arts and culture into the community development process to spark imagination, create social connections, and develop creative community design solutions that reflect the values and concerns of the neighborhoods where we work.
AWE’s Youth Council is off to a great start! Tatiana Diaz our youth arts specialist has been coordinating professional experiences for the group of 6 youth. The youth come from diverse Milwaukee neighborhoods and schools. They attend meetings to encourage networking among each other. At the meetings, Tatiana facilitates large-group discussions about art, community, or entrepreneurship. She also brings in guest speakers! Thanks to Corey Fells for joining the youth council recently for a fantastic, robust discussion about beginning a … read more
Celebrating 20 years of activating public spaces to engage youth in meaningful visual arts experiences, and enhance human potential, today Artists Working in Education, Inc., announced LaShawndra Vernon as Executive Director. Vernon has a wealth of non-profit executive leadership and fund development experience that she brings to her role. “In our 20th year, we’re filled with gratitude for what we’ve been able to accomplish and excited for what’s next,” said Adam Carr, board president. “As we prepare for our next 20, … read more
We’re nearly halfway though our 20th anniversary and the celebration continues! On Thursday, May 24, at 8pm you’re invited to join AWE board, staff, friends and supporters for BINGO at Hamburger Mary’s, 730 S. 5th St. HamBINGO is an experience not to be missed, hosted by the fabulous entertainers Dear Ruthie and Karen Valentine, HamBINGO is described as, “not your typical church basement BINGO…so leave the kids at home.” Cards, dabbers will be provided to you! AWE has received over … read more