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The Arts

“Exploring art through the areas of science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics.”

The Arts Facet of the Greater New York Chapter (GNY) innovatively explores art through the areas of science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM). The Arts Facet has supported our Integrated Program initiatives by setting the goal to educate, elevate, and inspire youth through the power of the creative arts with the goal of developing skills like resilience, grit, and a growth mindset to help them do well academically and succeed in life after high school.

Recently our chapter has partnered with the Africa Center, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, the San Diego African American Museum of Fine Art, the South African Consulate and famed NYTimes photojournalist Chester Higgins to create and support opportunities for educating our girls in the arts in a diversity of disciplines. Whether participating in our Black History Month Essay Writing Contest, creating their own animated videos and sculptures depicting an African superhero with a visual artist from the Africa Center or attending the Lion King art exhibit at the South African Consulate, our girls are provided with arts programming which enriches their lives in an impactful way.

The Arts Facet also advances a mission to support those exposed to or at-risk for domestic violence. The Facet’s efforts include volunteering for the Urban Women’s Retreat and hosting an annual holiday party for survivors of domestic violence.