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After hearing from our partners that the young people we serve were experiencing zoom fatigue from virtual learning, or had limited internet access, our Program Manger Tiffany Ramos crafted the Creative Activity Kits as a zero-technology solution.  We asked Tiffany some questions about the Creative Activity Kits, and loved hearing their perspective on the initiative!...

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Since 2006, ASTEP has worked to harness the power of the arts to help children break the cycles of poverty they were born into. Still, we understand all too well that barriers to access and opportunity don’t cease when one enters adulthood — in fact, for many of our students and colleagues from historically marginalized...

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For a third year, ASTEP is honored to select two stellar Volunteer Teaching Artists as recipients of the Jennifer Saltzstein Kaffenberger Fellowship for their work with ASTEP Arts at RYSA 2020 – Gladys Pasapera and Lindsay Roberts! ASTEP provides the arts component of The International Rescue Committee’s Refugee Youth Summer Academy (RYSA), a six-week summer camp, which supports the personal growth, cultural...

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“You are all doing exactly what the title of your organization says that you are doing. You are: ‘Artists Striving to End Poverty.‘” – Judy Juster, Clinical Coordinator/After School Program Director at Abraham House We are excited to share the news that ASTEP has started a food distribution program, Filling the Food Gap, in partnership with the...

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This week, our Volunteer Spotlight is on Ryan Kim! Why do you volunteer with ASTEP?At first going to Africa to work with a unique community sounded very exciting, which it certainly was, but as I got deeper into the experience of ASTEP/artsINSIDEOUT in my four years with the program, the impact on me grew. This work...

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