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….

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…

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…