Summer 2020 Update

For summer employees: If you’re looking for job info, you can find it in the Summer page in the main menu. Big thank you to everyone who advocated for the city summer jobs! Our virtual jobs program started July 13 and we’re already off to a great start working remotely with 50 young people throughout…

Summer Blog: Space Design Pattern Making

Space Design participants created patterns for their spaces they’re creating. They’ve been sharpening their skills on Procreate this summer, working on iPads from home with help from coordinators Simcha and Ysanel. Check out a few samples of the designs below!

Summer Blog: Program Design and Outdoor Painting

Last week, the summer job Program Design crew met at the historic Esek Hopkins Homestead where coordinator AM Andrade is an artist in residence. AM says, “these projects were performed as part of the grant research work they did. My crew learned what it was like to apply a resume, cover letter, and mock grant…

Congrats Allam Mella, Daby Award Winner 2020

On Tuesday, July 28, Allam Mella was awarded the 2020 William K Daby ‘Find Life’s Surprises’ Award. This award is given annually in memory of Providence Journal photographer William Daby by his widow, Dot. The winner is always an AS220 Youth alum or member close to aging out. The prize is $1000 toward photography equipment…

Jason Colon Talks ‘Art of Survival’ at RITS

From Dave Dvorchak on AS220.org Jason Colon is the Site Manager for AS220 Youth at the Rhode Island Training school – the state’s juvenile detention facility. Normally, staff at AS220 Youth teach classes on a regular basis with youth at the RITS but, due to the ongoing pandemic, access has been restricted as of late….

We need your help to advocate for youth summer jobs!

As you may know, there is a lot up in the air with the FY21 Providence city budget, due to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the programs in danger of being cut is One Providence for Youth Summer Employment, which each year funds 2,000 summer jobs, matching young people from the city of Providence with…

Art in the face of injustice

The artists of all ages at AS220 have come together to respond to racial injustice in recent weeks. Enjoy the work that artists of AS220 and the greater Providence community have been creating.

What We’re Listening To

What we’re listening to in these dark times… These tracks were all created at AS220 Youth, by Rhode Island youth! Zukrewe is the artist name for music created by AS220 Youth members for Futureworlds. Music and especially youth voices are keeping us going this constant struggle. #blacklivesmatter THE GODDESS, THE CAT & THE TRAP HOUSE…

Youth Studio Closed Through Spring Session

Following guidance from RIDE and the state, we have made the decision to keep our physical programming closed through the end of the Spring session. Spring session typically runs through the first week of June, followed by a planning period for Summer session. With this in mind, we have our sights on being back in…