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…

NLA Arts Week Photography

Last week was the first ever virtual Arts Week! Nowell Leadership Academy students chose between Photography and Music Production/Songwriting crews to spend their week in. Media Arts Coordinator AM Andrade shared some of his students’ work from home. He acknowledged the challenges of creating the magic of Arts Week remotely, but had a great response…

NLA Blog: Mural Makers & Interdisciplinary Design Making at Home

Recent work from Nowell Leadership Academy Apprentices I’m Alive by Daniel Baya 4/9/20 I’m alive and i’m breathing  Maybe I’m here for the right reason All my life i’ve taken a beaten  But i’m still unbeaten  I grew up a little too fast  I was just trying to run away from my past  Eventually that…

The Rundown on Summer Jobs

AS220 Youth Summer Jobs 2020: Theme: Design Justice: the impact that design has on mental health. Focus: Designing the future of AS220 Youth, both physically and programmatically, in the form of a multimedia installation / simulation at AS220 Industries or 95 Empire Street (Aborn Gallery, Black Box, Psychic Readings) Please apply being aware that you…

OnePVD Summer Jobs

EDIT: Application opening date has changed to 4/20/20 Wanna work with us this summer? Your first chance to apply is around the corner. Applications will be available at pvdsummer.com This application is for Providence residents 14-21 only. There will be plenty of opportunities for youth outside PVD to apply later this spring! Apply early! Applications…

401 Gives April 1, 2020

Today April 1 only! AS220 is participating in 401Gives. You can donate here: https://www.401gives.org/ Your donation will: – enable AS220 Youth to keep paying Apprentices and Teaching Assistants – allow AS220 to continue to pay our staff and provide healthcare benefits – support the 60 residents who live and work in our three buildings –…

AS220 Youth Continued Closures

After much consideration, we have decided that AS220 Youth will remain closed to the public through the whole month of April. It was not an easy decision, but we know the most important thing we can do right now is keep our community safe through social distancing. This means that Spring Session won’t start as…