Our world is a vibrant tapestry of communities, a delicate weaving of
individuals and families, cultures and artistry, memories and hopes for
For more than 40 years, Education Management Corporation (EDMC)
has served communities throughout North America. In every location
and at every school, our faculty and staff reach out, make a difference, and
inspire others to do the same.
This is our common thread. A commitment to service and volunteerism,
purposeful innovation and creativity, and a desire to preserve and improve
the fabric of our communities.
EDMC educational system includes The Art Institutes, Argosy University,
Brown Mackie College, South University, and Western State University
College of Law. We provide rigorous academic programs offered in supportive
environments with measured practical outcomes that enhance our students’ lives.
We are committed to offering quality academic programs and continuously strive
to improve the learning experience for our students.
Culinary arts students pledge their
allegianCe to help the uso
Since 2005, dozens of Culinary Arts students at The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Atlanta According to Austin, who oversees the airport USO and is president and CEO of USO Georgia, Inc., the program is “an integral part
make hundreds of sandwiches every week for the United Service Organization (USO), providing box lunches for of our hospitality to the troops. Being able to provide sandwiches, fruit, chips, cookies – it’s greatly appreciated, especially for those
the service members who come through Hartsfield International Airport on a daily basis. It’s part of a project called going overseas. Everyone involved admires the students’ commitment and talent – and their hearts. I’ve met some of the students, and
“Operation Chefs Unite,” working with Mary Lou Austin of the local USO to provide these meals. I know how much they enjoy doing this every week because they know how much it means to our men and women in the service. The
USO depends on donations and this is one of the best!”
Chef Sarah Gorham, now associate dean of academic affairs at The Art Institute of Atlanta–Decatur, brought The
Art Institute of Atlanta into the “Operation Chefs Unite” program. The program was developed through the Greater The USO is a congressionally chartered, nonprofit organization, and is not a part of the federal government. Since 1941, the USO
Atlanta chapter of the American Culinary Federation (ACF) in 2004, and works to ensure that the men and women mission has remained the same: to provide morale, welfare, and recreation-type services to service members and their families.
of the armed forces are fed during their stay at the USO.
For one Culinary Arts student, this project took on a special meaning. Floyd Underwood is an Army combat veteran,
who, after serving in the Middle East, decided to pursue a culinary career at The Art Institute with the help of the
GI Bill. He hopes to eventually open his own restaurant, featuring European and Mediterranean cuisines. “Being
deployed,” he said, “you really don’t get enough time to get something to eat. For me to prepare something for service
members serving in Iraq and Afghanistan is my pleasure.”
partnering pixels with pirouettes
for atlanta’s danCe Community
Claire Horn, communications manager with Several Dancers Core, approached Dr. Ameeta Jadav, department chair According to Bales, “The course is a great opportunity
of Web Design & Interactive Media, about the possibility of students creating a website for the new coalition, Dance for students to exercise their skills and understanding
ATL. “The new website will be a focal point for Dance ATL,” Horn explained. “It should be integrated with the about web design while working with a real client. All the
existing Facebook and blog presences.” Jadav shared the request with Carol Bales, faculty member in Web Design & ups and downs of real-world projects can come into play.
Interactive Media, and she took on the challenge with her Production Team class. Students have to think on their feet to solve problems and
come up with good designs that satisfy themselves, the
During fall quarter 2010, Bales divided her class into two teams, each charged with creating a website for Dance ATL. course objectives and the client.”
The students worked directly with Horn to understand the organization and its needs. Each team had to work with
the client throughout the project to determine requirements, create the site, design the information architecture, create Horn is delighted with the results. “The website will provide
the visual design, and ultimately execute a complete site. At the end of the quarter, the two teams delivered two distinct a service to the entire Atlanta-area dance community and
website designs. to their audiences. It will be a clearinghouse for information
about everything concerning dance in our area: classes,
performances, workshops, video of recent activities, The two student teams working on this project included:
funding opportunities, auditions and jobs,” she said. Team 1: Anna Lam, Mark Anthony Moore, Charlie Seals and Ana Maria Velez
Team 2: Kester Cockrell, Henry Freeman and Brittany Misra
a SCARE for a CURE
The Comic Book Society (CBS), a student organization at The Art Institute of Austin, a branch of The Art Institute In 2010, The Art Institute of Austin student Eric Stewart was
of Houston, first heard of SCARE for a CURE while looking for a comic book hero celebrity to help create a charity named art director for the haunted house project and recruited
drive for the Hero Initiative. They contacted Jarrett Crippen, The Defuser, winner of season two of Stan Lee’s “Who 22 members from the school to assist in the development of the
Wants to Be a Superhero?” Crippen suggested that CBS check out SCARE for a CURE. storyline, and create the character designs, props, graphic design
artwork for marketing, promotions, and four videos.
SCARE for a CURE is a volunteer organization that creates, builds and performs a fully interactive haunted house
adventure, the only one of its kind in the country. At SCARE, the guest is the primary actor and is submersed into a
terror-filled adventure lasting up to an hour and a half, during which problem solving can save the day.
Last year, the club made such an impact on the SCARE organization that they received the “Welcome to the
Cult” award for contributions to the haunt. The Art Institute of Austin contributed over 2,000 hours to build a
148,000-square-foot haunt covering 2.5 acres. This year, SCARE for a CURE raised over $20,000 for the Breast
Cancer Resource Center of Texas (BCRC), a nonprofit, grassroots organization created by breast cancer survivors.
It is a centralized source for breast cancer information, education and support for women in central Texas who are
diagnosed with breast cancer.
Each team decorated their campsite with a theme and had the ability to advertise products or services to raise funds. Campsites were
hollywood spends inspirational; participants could indulge in sweets, fruit, toys, manicures, nutrition and health services, or even stop at a general store as
they walked around the track. The Art Institute of California–Hollywood team wore Hawaiian-themed custom shirts and lounged at a
24 hours devoted to life campsite reminiscent of a California beach party. There were flower leis, palm trees, raffia curtains, tiki lanterns and pup tents everywhere.
Over $3,000 was raised by the school team. Participants were challenged with raising a minimum of $100 each through sponsorships and
fund-raising. The team, known as “The Art Institute in Action,” held bake sales, denim days and sold luau goodies at their island oasis
tent during the relay itself. In the end, the team came in third for their fund-raising efforts, taking home the bronze award.
On May 22, 2010, over 17 faculty, staff and students from The Art Institute of California–Hollywood came together
for 24 hours at the Studio City/North Hollywood Relay for Life, a walk-a-thon supporting cancer research and The Art Institute of California–Hollywood team met hundreds of others in the Studio City/North Hollywood community during the
awareness through the American Cancer Society. Through donations, dedication and service, participants were event. Teams from other local schools and colleges attended, including Pierce College, Oakwood School and California State University,
rewarded with something larger than time and blisters. Northridge. Community organizations such as the Universal City/North Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, Boy Scout troops, local
churches and local city council were all represented.
Teams of people camped out at the Walter Reed Middle School in North Hollywood and took turns walking or
running around the track for a 24-hour period. Throughout that time, each team was challenged to have at least one Groups walked together, sharing stories about how cancer had affected them through family, friends and personal experiences. Some
member on the track at all times. Special events were scheduled throughout the relay with an opening ceremony, a members even participated in the cancer survivor lap of the event. Cancer knows no bounds, and no matter how one came to be at The
survivor’s lap, a luminaria ceremony, movies, meals and entertainment. Included within the schedule were educational Art Institute of California–Hollywood, this team came together for just this common thread.
events and activities designed to build cancer awareness, promote preventive measures and provide resources and
services for victims and their families. The Art Institute of California–Hollywood “Art Institute in Action” Team consisted of the following participants:
Christopher Atkins, Sarah Carlson, Lily Carlson, Shaquanta Downs, Alyssa Duncan, Sahag Gureghian, Ryan Jones, Liz Kok, Deborah Lowe, Michael Luna,
Deisy Martinez, Carolyn Mitchell, Rochanda Mitchell-Iverson, Heather Simmons Combs, Joshua Vasquez, Maxwell White and Christina Winterhalter.
designing spaCes for
musiC Changing lives In October 2010 at Redlands Community Center, MCL and the Redlands City Council awarded several students with certificates for their design
contributions: Jennelle Boskovic (Game Room and Lobby); Jen Gustafson (Lobby Display Case); Amy Lawrence (Production and Audio Studios,
Online Radio Station Studio, and Art Room); Mercedes Luna (Kitchen); Allison Williams (Multipurpose Room and Floor Wayfinding).
Students from the Summer 2010 Senior Design Class were tasked by A. Bambi Tran, Interior Design instructor at The
Art Institute of California–Inland Empire, to perform needs analysis, develop space programming, conceive a design
concept, and execute it in design development documents for nonprofit organization Music Changing Lives (www.
Music Changing Lives (MCL), based in Redlands, California, focuses on building a better tomorrow by educating
and mentoring at-risk youths in the arts. MCL’s Executive Director, Josiah Bruny, was extremely impressed by The
Art Institute of California–Inland Empire students’ designs for the spaces that house MCL’s programs at Redlands
Community Center. Said Bruny, “The designs and presentations far exceeded my expectations and are great examples
of what dedicated, talented students can do to help other youth.”
“I’d like to congratulate our Interior Design students. They welcomed the challenge of this project, which drew upon
their skills and allowed them to provide needed design vision and services to a wonderful community organization,”
graphiC design department Creates
an identity system for the glendale
Since its inaugural concert, the Glendale Philharmonic Orchestra has established a notable presence within the local
community. Its innovative marketing has opened many doors by building awareness and creating a following with new
audiences throughout southern California.
The founder of the Glendale Philharmonic Orchestra, Ruslan Biryukov, had a vision to market his orchestra in order to
bridge the gap between local and international audiences, in a way that would be memorable and easily identified. He
reached out to the Graphic Design team at The Art Institute of California–Los Angeles to introduce his organization,
mission and vision.
Under the direction of Design Team 2 Class instructor Ann Enkoji, the student design team worked closely with
Biryukov to create a visual identity for the Glendale Philharmonic Orchestra, one that would convey his vision for the
A complete identity system was designed, approved and applied to business stationery, templates for concert programs, posters and
growth of the orchestra. The Graphic Design students began with a study of the orchestra’s existing logotype design;
concert CD packaging. Going one step further for their client, The Art Institute of California–Los Angeles Graphic Design team
they explored alternate versions of the logo and created variations that could be used to market the brand in a variety of
presented Biryukov a CD with the design guidelines for future use. Biryukov was quite pleased with the team’s work and dedication.
ways throughout the community.
Later in November, the team also provided the design and print management for a concert poster and program for the Glendale
turn to the Care program
for marketing solutions
For the past eight years, The Art Institute of California–Orange County has been providing pro bono graphic design, “The students delivered exactly what we
web and interactive media design, animation, and culinary services to the local nonprofit sector. requested,” said Julie Karges, who had a website
designed for Irvine-based charity Music for a
Over 100 projects have been completed through what is titled the Community Arts Resource Exchange Program, or Cure, during the fall 2010 quarter. “It was really
CARE program, the school’s community service initiative. As part of the school curriculum, CARE gives students inspiring to work with the class. I don’t think we
hands-on, real-life opportunities to develop their skills with actual clients in art, design and culinary, while experiencing could have had a better experience working with
the rewards of charitable contribution. a professional firm.”
“The CARE program allows students to apply what they’ve learned in the classroom to professional projects,” said Other organizations that have recently benefited
Graphic Design and Advertising academic director Catherine Stickel. “It’s direct experience that provides students fully from the CARE program include Orange County
produced and completed projects for their portfolios.” Public Library, South Coast Children’s Society,
and the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Ana.
Organizations may apply for assistance with design work spanning from branding, logo development, collateral material
design, postcards, interactive media projects, computer animation sequences, to even complete websites and online
graphiC design has the power
to “RESpond. ASSIST. RESToRE.”
When natural disasters occur in regions throughout the world, the call goes out for aid, assistance, supplies and donations. Throughout their educational experience, these
On January 12, 2010, Haiti experienced a catastrophic earthquake. Graphic Design students at The Art Institute of Graphic Design students are instructed to “add
California–Sacramento effectively responded to the international call for aid and assistance to this devastated region by creating value” as a benefit to their clients. In this case,
communication tools to assist in the fund-raising efforts of the American Red Cross. students put their skills to work, and their work
became part of a very valuable cause that directly
The students’ challenge was to communicate the crisis to the public. By bringing the audience face to face with benefited those in need. Tamara Pavlock, The Art
the despair and losses of the individual citizens of Haiti after this catastrophe, they would be able to rally support Institute of California–Sacramento’s academic
for the cause. director for Graphic Design, explained, “We
encourage our students to understand that they can
Working with the American Red Cross as the communication platform, a select team of advanced Graphic Design students
make an impact and influence their community as
created an integrated fund-raising program that included: event branding, key editorial elements and a variety of compelling
educated, skilled graphic designers. This project is
graphic format applications. The “call to action” for the fund-raising campaign was encompassed by this tag line: “Pick Up The
an excellent illustration of conceptual thinking.”
Fallen.” Three powerful and commanding words were featured as both the visual and verbal core of the campaign: “Respond.
Assist. Restore.” By combining these words with strong images from the media, a highly effective communication campaign
a Community of Charities
with fashion One of the beneficiaries of Urban Garden was SurfAid International, a nonprofit
humanitarian organization dedicated to improving the health and well-being
Fashion shows are glamorous events featuring celebrities, red carpet arrivals and exclusive VIP receptions that build into of people living in isolated regions that are connected to the organization
a grand finale runway show. In true fashion industry style, the faculty and staff of The Art Institute of California–San through surfing.
Diego produced their annual “It” Fashion Show on Friday, June 14, 2010. While the showcase highlighted the fabulous
designs created by their Fashion Design and Fashion Marketing & Management students, the cause for the event City of Hope was another charitable partner, an independent biomedical research,
supported worthy charities in the community. treatment and education center dedicated to preventing and curing cancer, and
other life-threatening diseases.
Each year, a different theme is selected, and the event concept and fashion show is built around this idea. The 2010
theme was Urban Garden, a celebration of street and city life as seen through the lens of environmental awareness. Jeans 4 Justice ( J4J) also received a charitable donation from this fashion show
This event gave students an opportunity to showcase their creativity and talent to the San Diego community, potential fund-raiser. J4J is a nonprofit organization dedicated to ending sexual violence
employers and their peers. Students are involved at all levels of the production, and they are able to gain experience through creative awareness campaigns and cutting-edge education programs.
from doing industry work while supporting local charities. “The ‘It’ Fashion Show is a community effort, with the
goal being to build synergy amongst all students in the school,” stated Jaye Brown, academic director of the Fashion This event has drawn the attention of companies that believe in and support the
programs at The Art Institute of California–San Diego. “We love being able to give back to our community partners mission of the fashion show. Urban Garden 2010 was sponsored by Westfield
through the money raised in ticket sales from the fashion show fund-raising efforts.” UTC, Verizon, DiscoverSD.com, Reef, Kip Gerenda Photography, and Fashion
painting a portrait of
In April 2010, the National Week of Service was more than just a service initiative for those at The Art Institute of
California–San Francisco. For students, faculty and staff who gave nearly 200 hours of their time, the volunteer effort
was an opportunity to get involved in their community.
The Tenderloin Boys & Girls Club is located just around the corner from The Art Institute of California–San
Francisco, but the students who attend the Club each day don’t always have access to arts education. This is where The
Art Institute of California–San Francisco stepped in by offering a week of arts programming for students at the Club,
including workshops such as Drawing 101, Arts & Crafts and Seasonal Snacking. There was also a special Careers in
the Arts workshop for middle school and high school students.
In addition, volunteers from the school completed a service and facilities improvement project of repainting and
reorganizing the Boys & Girls Club art room. The Art Institute of California–San Francisco students, faculty and staff
were able to work together on these projects, giving their energy, time, talent and skills to enrich the lives of those in
the Challenge team breakfast,
Cooked up sunnyvale-style
On December 15, 2010, The Art Institute of California–Sunnyvale hosted a continental breakfast for The Challenge Academic Director of Culinary Arts at The Art Institute of California–
Team Sunnyvale, a community group that meets under the direction of the Sunnyvale Department of Safety to discuss Sunnyvale Jeff Glatstein was happy to donate his time and support
the challenges that youth and families face. This group, which consists of community members and leaders from a his community, working with the chefs in his department to prepare a
variety of different backgrounds in education, judiciary, business, religious groups and health care, comes together each special breakfast for The Challenge Team. “It makes us proud to support
month to find solutions to look for creative and compassionate methods to guide at-risk youth away from the damaging such an important cause. We were thrilled to have leaders from the
influences of gangs and drugs by encouraging them to participate in positive lifestyle activities. community and our local youth from the different high schools be present
at our campus. Everyone enjoyed the breakfast and many students were
The faculty members of the culinary department at The Art Institute of California–Sunnyvale were pleased to work interested in learning about the different programs offered here at The
with this group by hosting 60 members of this community organization on campus, along with students from the local Art Institute of California–Sunnyvale,” stated Glatstein.
middle schools and high schools.
The Challenge Team supports programs designed specifically for
“The Art Institute of California–Sunnyvale was a tremendous host for our December meeting. Chef Jeff did a elementary, middle and high school youth, as well as their families, from
marvelous job catering our meeting, and added to its success. We are very appreciative of his hard work and dedicated the local public and private schools in the city of Sunnyvale.
service,” said James Davis, Neighborhood Resource Officer from the Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety.
students volunteer talents for
gala benefiting CritiCally ill
patients and their families
The inaugural Palmetto Palace Gala, with The Art Institute of
Charleston as presenting sponsor, was held on Friday, October 1, 2010,
People with family members undergoing treatment at local hospitals in Charleston, SC have a resource in The Palmetto at the Citadel’s Holliday Alumni Center. The evening raised more than
Palace. It’s a nonprofit organization serving families of critically ill patients undergoing treatment at local hospitals by $150,000 with both silent and live auctions that included fabulous trips,
providing affordable lodging, transportation and emotional support for families whose members are facing a health jewelry and once-in-a-lifetime experiences.
crisis, with an emphasis on serving those who are indigent or eligible for Medicaid.
“While our organization is new, the need to assist families is not,” said
The Art Institute of Charleston is an enthusiastic supporter of The Palmetto Palace, thanks to the efforts of Dr. Gibbs. “I was given a vision for this project as a direct result of my
Dr. Youlanda Gibbs, founder and executive director of The Palmetto Palace, who is also a faculty member at The role as a Family Care Manager in a local hospital. I became painfully
Art Institute of Charleston. “When Dr. Gibbs approached us with the idea of sponsoring and being involved in The aware of the families who found it necessary to sleep in their cars or in
Palmetto Palace Gala, it was not something we had to think about for long,” said Art Institute of Charleston President waiting room chairs during this stressful period and realized something
Rick Jerue. needed to change.”
Students from the Graphic Design and the Culinary Arts programs were involved in the Gala from the initial planning President Jerue commented, “This is just the kind of community
stages. Graphic Design students worked on invitations and brochure designs, with the Culinary Arts students planning involvement we love to see from our faculty, staff and students. Not
and prepping food for local chefs. The students served guests at the Gala and worked side by side with the chefs. only did we want to support Dr. Gibbs in her efforts, but we also saw
the huge need for this wonderful and worthy cause.”
Students, faculty and staff, along with representatives of CBS Radio and
Second Harvest Food Bank, worked together in the shadow of the Intimidator
roller coaster, taping cans together before adding them to the construction –
drawing spectator questions and creating an opportunity to talk about Second
Harvest and The Art Institute of Charlotte as the car took shape.
In total, Second Harvest Food Bank reaped more than 2,100 pounds of
donated foods from amusement park attendees in addition to almost 13,000
cans of food donated from the build by CBS Radio. Kay Carter, executive
director of the Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina, was very pleased with
“We are always thrilled to receive 13,000 cans of fruit and vegetables. Nutrition
in the food we provide our agencies is important to us, and we never have
enough fruits and vegetables,” Carter said. “Thank you, CBS Radio, plus the
Charlotte students opportunity to work with the wonderful volunteers from The Art Institute and
the great exposure at Carowinds – this was a win-win-win!”
“intimidate hunger” by building Despite it being one of the hottest days in a long summer, the
raCing Car of Canned foods students found the work rewarding. And once their labor was complete,
they headed over to the gigantic Intimidator roller coaster to get an
aerial view of their masterpiece.
In a tribute to NASCAR, the region’s homegrown and internationally known motor sport, Graphic Design students
at The Art Institute of Charlotte partnered with CBS Radio’s Charlotte affiliates and Carowinds amusement park to
build a replica race car that would encourage the public to “Intimidate Hunger.”
Approached by CBS Radio about the project, The Art Institute of Charlotte’s Graphic Design program tapped
alumnus Ryan Drye, owner of Charlotte’s District Design Studio, to help out. Drye, a 2007 graduate, designed the race
car and supervised its construction in mid-July at Carowinds.
Almost 12,000 cans of foods donated by grocer Food Lion, another partner in the project, were used to build the racing
Upon its completion, the Intimidator replica, named for the late legendary NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt and for
the park’s fearsome Intimidator roller coaster, encouraged park visitors to “Intimidate Hunger” by donating canned
goods to Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina, which services other food banks and nonprofit agencies in 11
counties in the Greater Charlotte region. The cans used to build the Intimidator also were donated to the food bank.
students from an Environmental & Sustainable Design class and students
from the Industrial Design department at The Art Institute of Colorado
were asked to develop and fabricate designs for the new and improved
YesPleaseMore Pop-Up Store.
The innovative retail outlet features Colorado-designed products and is
a platform to support the creative economy in Colorado. The business
model focuses on providing direct capital to local artists and designers, co-
working space to promote collaboration between different disciplines and
support the entrepreneurial endeavors, social events and starter grants for
new creative entrepreneurial ideas that are voted on by the community.
Fourteen students took on the design challenge: a real-life project
with a focus on sustainable design. Students were put into teams for
a competitive design charette that required developing creative and
sustainable design solutions within a specified budget and presenting their
Colorado design students ideas to the client for feedback.
“Create denver” The winning team’s design theme for the store was Connect the Dots,
which centers on geometry, connections, shapes, contemporary motifs,
sculpture and constellations. All of the students participated in the
successful fabrication and installation of the approved designs.
In support of Denver’s vitality as a creative capital, The Art Institute of Colorado students contributed designs to both Sustainable elements were incorporated throughout the store, including
Create Denver Week and the YesPleaseMore Pop-Up Store. fixtures designed with reclaimed cardboard, a eucalyptus pegboard from
a well-managed forest, reclaimed plywood and other green-friendly
The inaugural Create Denver Week, organized by the Department of Cultural Affairs (DOCA), successfully brought products.
individuals and creative businesses together to celebrate their stake in Denver’s creative power and dialogue about new
opportunities to grow this important sector. Carissa Mullaney, Environmental & Sustainable Design instructor, said
the project was important for the students because it presented them with
The Art Institute of Colorado Visual Effects & Motion Graphics student Chad Seidel shot, edited and pieced together a
a tangible challenge that instilled the importance of communication and
comprehensive video that featured Create Denver sponsors, including the Downtown Denver Partnership, Inc., Colorado
collaboration, and allowed the opportunity to work with “real-life” clients
Business Committee for the Arts, The Art Institute of Colorado and more, as they discussed Denver’s role as a creative
in the design community.
capital. Seidel’s piece was featured during Create Denver Week 2010 and premiered during other DOCA events.
The YesPleaseMore Pop-Up Store was the recipient of a 2010 Mayor’s
A black-and-white character portrayal was painted by former Graphic Design student Kristophor Hutson on a focal point
Design Award, in the “Home is Where the Art Is” category, and the
interior wall in the warehouse space that served as the site for most Create Denver Week events. The mural served as a
students’ collaboration was acknowledged in printed materials and at
design inspiration throughout the week.
the reception with former Denver Mayor and recently-elected Governor
As a continuation of The Art Institute of Colorado’s partnership with the Department of Cultural Affairs, Interior Design
Culinary students give thanks
for being able to help
The holiday spirit was alive and well last Thanksgiving, thanks in part to Chef Andrew Savoie and culinary students at
The Art Institute of Dallas, a campus of South University, who had the pleasure of preparing Thanksgiving dinner for
the local Phoenix House chapter. They created a holiday meal that included roasted turkey with all of the trimmings for
50 people. This is the second year the outreach took place.
“I am thankful that I can do something like this and how an act of kindness can affect so many. I am also very happy
that I have had the opportunity to cook with The Art Institute of Dallas students as we had many laughs and special
moments preparing this meal,” said Savoie.
Since 1967, Phoenix House has been putting men, women and teens on the road to recovery. They are the largest
nonprofit alcohol and drug abuse treatment and prevention facility in the nation. Each day, they treat more than 7,000
people in over 150 residential and outpatient programs throughout ten states.
“We are extremely grateful to the students, faculty and staff of The Art
Institute of Fort Lauderdale for all their time, effort and dedication
a Colossal Collateral projeCt toward our organization for all these years,” said Rivera-Moya. “Like
any other nonprofit organization, our budget is limited in the area of
with ronald mcdonald house design and advertising. We are their clients, but more than that, we are
partners for life. I am not sure what we would have done if they did not
exist and had not provided their services to us.”
In 2003, Soraya Rivera-Moya, Executive Director of Ronald McDonald House Charities of South Florida, approached “We have given our students a unique opportunity to witness firsthand
The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale to see if the students would be interested in designing the collateral for the first how communication affects the decisions society makes,” said Chriss
Ronald McDonald House in Fort Lauderdale, a place where up to 20 families can reside while their children receive David, department chair of Advertising, Graphic Design and Web
medical treatment. Design & Interactive Media. “Communication is an amazing tool.
With it we can change the world and make a difference. We have done
That was the beginning of a seven-year partnership in which The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale’s Honors students just that for the Ronald McDonald House of Fort Lauderdale. The
have designed public relations, advertising and media marketing campaigns, including brochures, print ads, public children and families staying there need love, respect and stability. We
service announcements, posters, invitations, fund-raising materials, a website, displays, newsletters and even tray liners have great students with amazing talent, as well as good health. We
for more than 265 South Florida McDonald’s restaurants. One of the major events for which the Honors students have want to pay it forward to those kids who are our foundation for the
designed materials is the annual Home for the Holidays party, which raises between $50,000 and $65,000 annually so future. We let the community know this and bring everyone together
that families with seriously ill children receiving treatment in pediatric hospitals can continue to have a “home away for the greater good of a child and his or her family.”
graduate of The Art Institute of Dallas. “For our other students, one
of the barriers they have to getting a professional job is that they don’t
have the resources to purchase the needed clothes.”
In December 2010, The Art Institute of Fort Worth students
Cute shoes help women organized a clothing drive, asking their fashion-savvy classmates to
donate trendy clothing, shoes, purses and jewelry that would spruce up
step out on their own the Success Store inventory. The drive benefited not only The Ladder
Alliance students, but also The Art Institute of Fort Worth students
who participated in it.
“It’s broadened my mind about the fashion world,” said Fashion &
Presentation is everything and students at The Art Institute of Fort Worth, a campus of South University, understand Retail Management student Anna Sherman, who designed the flyer
that professional appearance is a vital element of success – which is why they lent a hand to The Ladder Alliance in promoting the event. “You can get involved with high-end fashion, but
Fort Worth, Texas. also with people who need help.”
The Ladder Alliance provides female victims of domestic violence or low-income women with the tools to lead Kimberly Guerrero, the Fashion & Retail Management student who
self-reliant, independent and successful lives. The Ladder Alliance accomplishes this by offering GED courses and led the drive, also volunteers at the Success Store once a week to help
computer skills classes – from typing to email to Excel – plus much-needed professional attire through its Success Store. with merchandising. “I love fashion, so being able to help The Ladder
The Ladder Alliance students earn Success Dollars through class attendance and volunteerism, and then use the dollars Alliance students by showing them what’s in fashion was something I
at the Success Store to buy gently used professional clothing that will help them as they transition into the workplace. really enjoyed doing.”
The need is real. Volunteer Success Store Coordinator Vicki Giles praised their efforts.
“We’re thrilled to have The Art Institute staff and students interested
“Seventy percent of our students are victims of domestic violence, and many of them left [their homes] with only the in and involved with The Ladder Alliance,” she said. “It means that we
clothes they had on,” said Sharon Cox, founder and executive director of The Ladder Alliance, whose son is also a can provide appropriate work attire for our students, as well as clothing
for their everyday life.”
“day of the dead” fashion show
Comes to life to help at-risk youth
Students at The Art Institute of Houston supported Multicultural Education and Counseling through the Arts
(MECA) by helping to celebrate its Dia de los Muertos festival with an amazing fashion show. The “Day of the Dead”
festival is an annual event that helps promote fund-raising and awareness for MECA. MECA is a community-based
nonprofit organization committed to the healthy development of at-risk youth and adults through arts and cultural
programming, academic excellence, support services and community building. “Day of the Dead” is one of the most
important Mexican holidays, where the living celebrate and remember those who have passed on from this life. It is
often characterized by skeletons and colorful decorations.
Fashion Stars, an organization made up of The Art Institute of Houston’s Fashion & Retail Management students,
volunteered to create, design and assemble many of the outfits that went down the catwalk. They also produced the “It was wonderful to help the young children of MECA in
entire show and were able to obtain models, make-up artists and music on their own. Everything to produce the show this way,” said Vince Tran, Fashion & Retail Management
was donated by the students or came from organizations and companies from which the students procured donations. student. “At the same time, in order to put on the show, we
learned so much about their traditions and history. It was a
“This event was a great success,” said Jane Hall, instructor and faculty advisor for the Fashion Stars. “This was the great opportunity for us to learn and celebrate the diverse
first year they had a fashion show to help raise awareness and funds for MECA and, judging from the response of the cultures that are in our community.”
crowds, I think we helped achieve that.”
students help paint CanCer
out of the piCture
Students, staff, and family members from The Art Institute of Houston–North, a branch of The Art Institute of
Houston, participated in the Susan G. Komen for the Cure® in downtown Houston. The walk raises money for breast
cancer research as well as awareness about the importance of early detection.
Many of The Art Institute of Houston–North team members walked in memory of a loved one. Fund-raising began
on campus with a bake sale and continued with personal donations to achieve the fund-raising goal. In total, The Art
Institute of Houston–North team raised more than $1,400 for Susan G. Komen for the Cure®. More than 35,000
people participated in the Houston race this year, and more than $3 million was raised for Susan G. Komen for the
Cure® in Houston.
Some students also donated artwork to “Project Pink” (sponsored by the North Cypress Medical Center) to auction off
at their annual Art for the Cure banquet. All proceeds raised from the auction were donated to Susan G. Komen for the
Cure®. “Project Pink” brought in more than $50,000 this year for breast cancer research.
Last year, The Art Institute of Indianapolis students
assisted in the dressing for the CARA Fashion Show
as well as provided garments to be showcased. This
year, CARA Charities invited them to be more involved.
Following the theme “Going Global: Giving Children a
World of Hope,” students were provided a segment called
“extreme, global-friendly fashion.” This category allowed
students to transform old race gear into new futuristic
garments. Nine students spent a month transforming
everything from tires to bolts to seat belts to race jumpsuits
into high fashion garments. Each garment was showcased
during the fashion show.
fashion students fuel Two students were honored by CARA Charities board with
scholarship money for their designs. Misty Dodson earned
a $1,000 scholarship from CARA with her futuristic design.
Cara Charities’ runway Dodson was inspired by Indy 500 Princesses as she created
her royal garment. The bright long train created of different
colored race flags and a checkered flag for the bodice were
finished with flowing tulle and a top box hat. Second place
The Art Institute of Indianapolis Fashion Design students raced down the runway at the annual CARA Charities went to Elise Lyon with her deconstructed seatbelts design.
Fashion Show. For almost 30 years, CARA Charities hosts a fashion show during the Indy 500 festivities, using drivers, She earned a $250 scholarship from CARA.
team owners, pit crew members, local and national celebrities, fans, media personalities, professional models and the
kids at Methodist Hospital Pediatric Unit and Riley Hospital for Children as the models. “CARA Charities is very pleased to have established a
relationship with the school. It not only allows us to bring
The Championship Auto Racing Auxiliary (CARA) Charity was founded in 1981. Since its inception, the charity has some fresh talent to the world of fashion, it is also a great
been the key to philanthropic projects on behalf of the Motorsports families, their fans and their sponsors. Projects local community collaboration in order to promote auto
such as the award-winning Buckle Up Baby and toy deliveries to children’s hospitals with members of the Motorsports racing, which is at the very core of our mission,” said
community, including drivers, sponsors and the always-popular friend of CARA, the Firestone Firehawk mascot, have Cathie Lyon, executive director. “The CARA Fashion
all been sponsored by CARA Charities. Show helped raise nearly $50,000 for CARA to support
our national programs as well as our Indianapolis hospital
partners, Methodist Hospital Pediatric Unit and Riley
Hospital for Children.”
dining by design to
make a differenCe
DIFFA (Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS) Kansas City Dining by Design is an annual fund-raising gala
featuring outrageous, clever and elegant tablescapes. Supporters of DIFFA come together to celebrate the creations of
local designers and share an evening of food and fun.
2010 marked the first year during which The Art Institutes International–Kansas City participated in Dining by Design.
This event is DIFFA’s signature fund-raising event, which showcases the personal passions of some of the Kansas City
area’s leading design talents. Dining by Design has helped raise over a million dollars for education and prevention of
HIV/AIDS in the Kansas City area.
Red and silver chargers on black bamboo placemats added sparkle and echoed patterns of the table underskirt. Designer bags placed upside
Students and instructors from The Art Institutes International–Kansas City used “A Creative Storm” as the conceptual
down on the chair backs circled the table with a sense of whimsy, while Art Institute mugs filled with novelty chocolates went home with
impetus in the planning and execution of the school’s tabletop. Student work from all departments was photographed and
the table guests at evening’s conclusion.
printed on vellum in various sizes. The vellum pieces were wrapped in layers of tulle around a bamboo framework. Up-lit
with a halogen lamp, the resulting visual tornado became the centerpiece. Additional light was provided by votive candles.
Student participation in the event brought them face to face with the design community at one of its best and proudest moments. Most
importantly, design professionals and students from the school came together to make a vital difference in their community.
NOLA Stock was developed to serve as a stock
photography website for nonprofit organizations,
cataloging the images from the New Orleans’ bi-annual
photography travel and study courses. Photography
students who wish to participate in the program can
develop an account online, complete the appropriate
release form(s), and upload their photographs to the
database. Each nonprofit organization also sets up an
account on the site, completes the online form that
includes who is using the images, where the images are
going and how they will be used. Once an image has
been requested, an email is automatically sent to the
photographer so that the students may update their
resume and portfolio accordingly.
minnesota students put stoCk in “NOLA Stock was created as an access point for
nonprofit organizations to download photography
photographs for new orleans when they need it. It provides the organizations with
high-quality images to use in furthering their missions,
nonprofit organizations and it also helps the students have an efficient way to
make these donations while building their portfolios,”
said Colleen Mullins, Photography academic director.
“Too much editorial and journalistic photography is
In March 2008, The Art Institutes International Minnesota’s Photography program began a semi-annual program to based on first-response devastation imagery that ends
study documentary photography in New Orleans, Louisiana. The basis of this program is to instill a sense of community up in a second market of gallery print sales with no
involvement and awareness in the students as they learn that photography can evoke great change. Additionally, students meaningful long-term gain for the community from
continue to examine the concept of ethical practice in the field of photojournalism. which the profit is being gained. We are teaching our
students to break that cycle. Most importantly, we are
When the students arrived back in Minnesota, they prepared an extensive exhibit installation at Traffic Zone Center teaching them that the photograph can be mightier
for Visual Art, a gallery in Minneapolis. The exhibition ran the gamut from dynamic panoramas of the checkerboard than the hammer.”
resettlement of New Orleans, to animal shelters and poetic examinations of the city through its deep roots in music and the
arts. While partnerships had already been established with New Orleans nonprofits, image distribution was challenging.
The students were more than happy to share the images with the nonprofit organizations, but a way to better track and
house donated work was needed in the long term.
Colleen Mullins, the Photography academic director, wanted an online photographic database that would provide
photography to nonprofit organizations in New Orleans. She worked closely with Chris Tetreault, a Web Design &
Interactive Media student to develop something that would work and meet everyone’s needs.
The finished video debuted at P.A.L.’s Annual Sheriff ’s Roast on Thursday, November 18, 2010, at the Omni Jacksonville Hotel. During
this premiere fund-raising event, the P.A.L. of Jacksonville introduced the students who had been instrumental in the creation of the
promotional spot, which will be used to seek future sponsorship opportunities in the greater Jacksonville community.
P.A.L. began in the 1960s out of the trunk of a patrol car driven by the Jacksonville Police Department’s Officer Norm Demer. As time
went on, P.A.L. grew, and in 1972 the nonprofit was formed to provide various athletic, mentoring and education programs to deter
crime and provide exercise and self-esteem to local youth. Since the nonprofit was first established, the program’s success has depended on
generous support from the Jacksonville Sheriff ’s Office, local businesses, local and state agencies, and private donors.
Brian Mazur, president of The Art Institute of Jacksonville, commented, “Community partnerships like this one not only provide a needed
community service, they also give our students real-world experience and get them started on a lifetime of giving back. I am so proud of
our students and faculty for the wonderful job they did on this project for P.A.L.”
jaCksonville students “p.a.l.”around
with poliCe athletiC league to
Create promotional video
The Police Athletic League of Jacksonville (P.A.L.) works to build strong relationships between local law enforcement
officers and children in the community. The organization was built on the idea that young people can develop positive
attitudes toward law enforcement as they grow up and become adult citizens of the community.
When the P. A.L. of Jacksonville, one of the oldest citizen-building programs in the nation, needed to create a video to
promote their nonprofit youth-serving organization, they looked to The Art Institute of Jacksonville, a branch of Miami
International University of Art & Design.
The Art Institute of Jacksonville Digital Filmmaking & Video Production students, led by department chair Eric Flagg
and faculty member Steph Borkland, completed a promotional spot highlighting P.A.L.’s commitment to consistently
provide safe and structured activities to youth in the Jacksonville community. The goal of the promotional video is to
inspire, educate and build awareness.
a night to remember in
support of las vegas youth
The second annual Sleep Out for the Homeless for the Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth took place on Thursday,
August 5 through Friday, August 6, 2010. Leading up to the event, different departments hosted fund-raisers on campus
during the “Sleep Out for the Homeless Fund-raiser Week.” The different events included a root beer float fund-raiser, a
bake sale, donate-a-dollar-to-wear-jeans day, a hot dog fund-raiser, and fill the pillow with spare change event. The event
itself was $5, and everyone who participated got a Sleep Out for the Homeless T-shirt. On the day of the event, over 65
students and staff members spent the night at this educational lock-in where there was live music, presentations, a shelter-
building event, relay races and the construction of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, among other things.
At the event, the school presented the Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth with a check for $2,500. Additionally, the
school donated hundreds of hygiene care packages and a plethora of non-perishable food items to the same organization.
Furthermore, the Las Vegas Rescue Mission was the recipient of the 600 plus peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. The event
drew media attention from two local television stations, as well as a local newspaper.
reCyCling has never
looked so artsy “Arts & Scraps is a gem in this particular Detroit neighborhood,” said
Karen Zuliani, human resources manager at The Art Institute of
Michigan. “What could be better than helping an organization that
The Art Institute of Michigan faculty and staff were more than excited last spring when the school partnered with an brings art into the lives of those that normally wouldn’t have access
amazing nonprofit, Arts & Scraps, which is located within the city of Detroit. to it?”
Arts & Scraps’ focus is using recycled industrial materials to help people of all ages and abilities to think, create and The Art Institute of Michigan hosted a variety of donation activities
learn – attributes closely related to The Art Institute of Michigan’s mission. Arts & Scraps was founded in 1989, and to purchase items on Arts & Scraps’ wish list: a digital camera,
since then, the organization has served over 2 million children and has recycled close to 28 tons of material. memory card and a cross-cut paper shredder. The school also
collected recyclable materials to donate – everything from buttons
Teachers, students and parents go to Arts & Scraps to collect materials for classroom projects or home projects, or just and yarn, to bottle corks and baby food jars.
to get creative ideas flowing.
The Art Institute of Michigan appreciates the artistic outreach and
good work that Arts & Scraps conducts with greater Detroit youths.
After all, what would life be like without art?
According to student director Alex Dorwart, “I had a lot
of fun while working with The New York Pops. The new
experience of working with a real client has made the
project more stressful yet also more rewarding. Having
had the real experience, I feel like my classmates and
I are even more prepared now to leave school and
new york pops start working.”
and students let From Joanne Winograd, education and marketing
manager at The New York Pops: “We received the
the musiC play video and I was so excited to see it. As a nonprofit arts
organization, the creation of a compelling video about
our education programs was critically important for us.
The students at The Art Institute of New York City
The Art Institute of New York City Digital Filmmaking department is proud to reach out to a variety of nonprofit did really excellent work. The video segments they
organizations to promote their positive contributions to society. The school has been working with The New York Pops put together for us are just wonderful. The quality far
to create promotional videos for their “Kids in the Balcony” and elementary after-school programs. This experience serves surpassed my expectations. As a nonprofit organization,
a variety of needs for the students, such as community involvement, interaction with a professional client, public speaking we truly appreciate the generous donation of their time
opportunities and is a valuable addition to their resumes. and talent. Thank you to all the students who worked on
The Art Institute of New York City Digital Filmmaking instructor Susi Graf ’s class, Broadcast Studio Production, created a
video for The New York Pops, which is helping drive donations to the nonprofit orchestra, as well as aiding their mission to Department Chair Eve Okupniak is thrilled that this
provide free education to students at public schools. Each new quarter, students continue working on the project. relationship is ongoing and challenging. “I believe that
our relationship with The New York Pops organization
On May 3, 2010, the entire class was invited to attend a special concert at Carnegie Hall on the occasion of the and Joanne has improved the quality of work coming out
organization’s major fund-raiser. The show, “The Best is Yet to Come,” celebrated the legacy of Frank Sinatra. The Art of the Digital Filmmaking department. A student acts
Institute of New York City students were able to interview elementary school students who attended the concert through differently when working for a client rather than working
The New York Pops Music Education program. The goal of the students was to document the children’s experiences so for a class. Students can also see work from previous
that donors could see how their contributions are being used. Interviews of children, students and other musicians were cut quarters and try to out-do their success.”
together, creating a promotional video.
Culinary students nourish
a garden of eatin’ Led by Chef Lindsey Cook, The Art Institute of Ohio–Cincinnati assisted
Granny’s Garden by leading on-site cooking demonstrations using produce
and herbs grown at the school. During Granny’s Garden annual plant sale,
culinary students volunteered by demonstrating and providing samples of food
Culinary instructors and student members of the Culinary Club at The Art Institute of Ohio–Cincinnati spent the and recipes created by utilizing only ingredients that were harvested on-site
2010 growing season volunteering and providing cooking demonstrations at Granny’s Garden School. Granny’s Garden with the assistance of customers.
School is a nonprofit organization in the Cincinnati area dedicated to using school gardens to teach students how to
discover the beauty and importance of nature, to experience the satisfaction of growing their own food and to appreciate The partnership between The Art Institute of Ohio–Cincinnati and Granny’s
the simple pleasure of picking a flower. Garden proved to be beneficial to both organizations on many levels. With a
focus on the slow food and local food movements, culinary students were able
Granny’s Garden School collaborates with local schools and the community to offer fun, imaginative, hands-on to gain firsthand experience with growing, tending, harvesting and preparing
learning to complement the school’s curriculum. Granny’s Garden School guides educators in the innovative and fresh produce, as well as providing innovative and practical suggestions
practical conversion of school grounds into self-sufficient learning environments that encourage critical thinking, to others about how to best integrate fresh, local foods into their families’
problem solving and a concern for the environment. everyday menus.
“free to breathe” Campaign
Creates an air of awareness
The Graphic Design students in Linda Karp’s Art Direction class at The Art Institute of Philadelphia worked with Nancy
Gatschet from the Pennsylvania Lung Cancer Partnership to develop an ad campaign to inform the public about the changing
face of lung cancer and to promote Philadelphia’s Free to Breathe® 5K run.
“You don’t have to be a smoker to get lung cancer,” Gatschet told the students at the start of the project.
Four teams of graphic designers created campaigns that emphasized the changing demographics of the disease and how it can
affect women and a younger generation of non-smokers, as well as focusing on the role of genetics.
In addition to creating a series of informative ads suitable for placement on billboards, on the backs of buses or in bus shelters,
each group also created a 30-second radio and television spot incorporating the themes and graphics of their print campaigns.
The large-format print ads created by the winning team of Amanda Jones, Hanan Abdulrahman, Daniel Egan and Kerrey Smith
appeared in bus shelters, inside buses and trains and on the backs of buses, as well as on a billboard along I-95. The student-
created public service announcements were aired during October 2009 in the lead-up to the Free to Breathe® 5K run
playing santa to support
the new life Center
As the holiday season rolls around each year, community centers in Phoenix can rely on The Art Institute of Phoenix to
help provide both necessities and extras on the wish lists of the women and children they serve.
The Art Institute of Phoenix launched its annual holiday drive to assist the New Life Center in November 2010. The
goal of this drive was for students, faculty and staff to assist those in need during the holiday season – more specifically,
those who have been impacted by domestic violence.
The New Life Center has been serving the community by providing refuge from domestic violence. From 2006 to
2007, the center provided 26,523 nights of safety and services to 1,162 women and children. Services through the The college hosted a kick-off event for all students, faculty and staff, raising more than $800 to purchase items from the New Life Center’s
center include individual and group advocacy, education and job assistance, transportation services and, most of all, wish list and high-need items. In addition to the funds raised, clothing, diapers, formula and personal care products were collected during
respect, compassion and encouragement. the drive. The Art Institute of Phoenix is proud to serve the community by contributing to the safety and well-being of women and
children in Arizona.
Students were trained and cleared for roof access, attended regular project briefings and conducted
interviews of all key stakeholders involved in the green roof initiative. The team developed a blog to
capture and share photos, video and dialogue about daily progress on the roof.
According to Digital Filmmaking & Video Production student Ben Bostaph, working on
raising the roof – and Capturing the County Office Building Green Roof Project has been both professionally enriching and
illuminating: “When I first joined the project, I had no idea what it was. The fact that they’re
it all on film changing the roof into a garden was surprising and wonderful. I began to imagine what the city
would be like if green roofs were everywhere. More birds, butterflies, a nicer view and cleaner
air. The project has been a joy to work on, and I’m looking forward to seeing the roof ’s full
transformation in the spring.”
Shortly after Allegheny County, PA Chief Executive Dan Onorato announced the construction of a green roof on the
County Office Building, the first green roof on a public building in Allegheny County, project manager Darla Cravotta In addition to their community service, the student team gained tremendous exposure to the
turned to The Art Institute of Pittsburgh for creative support. practical advantages and technological advancements of green roofing. “While I was up there, I
was getting some footage of the technology that was being incorporated and I realized just how
Recognizing the significance of the roof project for the region, the college responded with students interested in impressive it was,” said Bostaph. “As a video student, I’m well aware of how much technology
documenting each stage of development with photography and video. The Art Institute of Pittsburgh also offered the influences our daily lives, but I had never considered how it can impact how we grow and maintain
resources necessary to produce a website and blog to share news about the green roof with the community. plants, and improve air quality and energy efficiency.”
Throughout the summer, students visited the County Office Building roof regularly to document the stages of the The Green Roof Project will save energy, reduce storm water runoff, and cut down on the amount
historic green roof project development, including construction, the soil and plants, data collection, maintenance and of pollution reaching the four rivers in Allegheny County. Onorato’s team intends to demonstrate
education. that green infrastructure works, and use the example to show residents and businesses how they can
employ green roofs and rain gardens to benefit the environment and be energy efficient as well.
The Art Institute’s creative team included Photography students, Web Design & Interactive Media students, Digital
Filmmaking & Video Production students and Graphic Design students. They all came together to help support the
project by developing a signage system and exhibit design to assist in educational outreach.
kids Cook at the portland
The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Portland is committed to building a strong food community,
founded on the principles of quality and sustainability. These values are evident in its continued support of the Portland
Farmers Market. By working with their local market, students from the culinary school gain real-world experiences,
motivating them to succeed and give back to their community at the same time.
In the summer of 2010, students and faculty developed recipes and taught children ages 7–11 how to cook in a series of
classes titled “Kids Cook at the Market.” In these hands-on workshops, the culinary team worked with these young chefs
to prepare delicious dishes such as “Strawberry, Chocolate and Hazelnut Crepes” and “Summer Vegetable Sushi.” Not
only did the children learn about the local, seasonal foods and how to prepare them, they were also able to enjoy their
yummy culinary creations after they made them.
“Our partnership with the Portland Farmers Market gives us a platform to highlight our commitment to education while
showcasing local farmers, ranchers and artisan producers. Our students are excited to work side by side with our chef
instructors, which not only reinforces their passion and interest in food, but also shows that they are actively engaged in a
valuable educational experience that will have a positive personal and professional impact,” said Ken Rubin, chef director
at The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Portland.
lighting up our Corner of the
triangle to fight CanCer
Each year, in communities all across the United States and Canada, teams of families, friends, co-workers and local and
national corporations come together to raise funds for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light The Night Walk
events, and to bring help and hope to people battling blood cancers.
Light The Night Walk events are evenings filled with inspiration. During this leisurely walk, participants carry
illuminated balloons – white for survivors, red for supporters and gold in memory of loved ones lost to cancer.
Thousands of walkers – men, women and children – form a community of caring, bringing light to the dark world Overall, more than 90 teams and nearly 1,000 walkers participated. The event was held right outside the school’s front doors, in the
of cancer. heart of the American Tobacco Campus in downtown Durham. At the end of the walk, The Art Institute of Raleigh–Durham’s Culinary
department provided an array of delicious desserts for the walkers. The school’s team received over $5,600 in donations on a goal of $5,000
A team of enthusiastic faculty, staff and students from The Art Institute of Raleigh–Durham joined together for the to help in the fight against blood cancers.
second year in a row, in support of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light The Night Walk in Durham, NC on
October 21, 2010. In recognition of surpassing our donation goal of $5,000, The Art Institute of Raleigh–Durham’s team was recognized during the event
and received a certificate of appreciation. The school was acknowledged for its efforts in raising over $5,000 at an awards ceremony hosted
by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
a portrait of the road
to home inspires hope
Photography students from The Art Institute of Salt Lake City gave hope to families in need at The Road Home in Families at The Road Home have been
Salt Lake City by shooting family portraits for those served by the shelter. More than 40 of the shelter’s 60 families rescued from homelessness and receive
registered to participate in the June 4 event. assistance as they work to restore their
lives. The Art Institute of Salt Lake City
“Working with The Road Home allowed us to use our artistic talent, passion and education to serve the community, students donated their time and artistic
something our students enjoy doing,” said David DeAustin, the college’s Photography department faculty advisor. talent to assist these families searching for
“Hands-on opportunities like this are extremely valuable to our students’ educational experience; the opportunity was a brighter future.
The opportunity reinforced valuable skills
The Art Institute of Salt Lake City students shot and printed 8" x 10" family portraits, while Roberts Arts & Crafts for the students, including proper use of
donated frames to accompany and display each image. The portraits gave families a tangible item to draw hope and lighting, organizing mass photo shoots and
inspiration from as they continue to work through their personal challenges and circumstances. For many families, the working with children.
portraits were the first their families had experienced together.
The donation of a series of digital cameras was
presented at the event by Pond to Mr. Jeffrey Flores,
principal of HFA: ASAD. “The Art Institute of San
Antonio is an excellent higher education option for our
students,” said Mr. Flores. “We have been impressed
with the commitment of The Art Institute of San
Antonio towards not only the art community, but the
greater community of San Antonio.”
a piCture perfeCt partnership with To further underscore this partnership, a group of
young artists in the alamo City representative students were invited to participate
in the “paint splash,” a ribbon-cutting ceremony of
sorts, alongside campus administration, community
leaders and current students of The Art Institute
of San Antonio. “Their students are immersed in a
The August 2010 grand opening of The Art Institute of San Antonio, a branch of The Art Institute of Houston, was college-going culture, and intensive art and design
about more than just the establishment of a new school. The grand opening ceremony was as much about establishing preparation,” said Pond. “I can think of no group
a partnership within the greater San Antonio arts community. Among the 150 guests at the gala event were students, of students with greater potential to succeed in our
faculty and administrative staff from the Henry Ford Academy, Alameda School for Art and Design (HFA: ASAD). programs.”
This San Antonio charter high school opened August 2009, and is focused on strong academics, art and design.
HFA: ASAD is a partnership led by Henry Ford
“The Henry Ford Academy, Alameda School for Art and Design is a natural partner for The Art Institute of San Learning Institute (HFLI), a nonprofit organization
Antonio,” said Joshua Pond, president of The Art Institute of San Antonio. “In an environment where funding is dedicated to creating public schools in public spaces,
difficult, and high school art programs are frequently being pared back, we feel that it is an imperative to support and San Antonio’s The Alameda National Center
schools and programs like this. The sooner students are able to identify these career paths and begin building the for Latino Arts and Culture, a world leader in
requisite skills to be competitive, the better,” he added. “We are especially eager to see their student population grow documenting and sharing Latino contributions to the
and succeed, and we know they will ultimately be a talented and qualified group of individuals upon graduation.” broad landscape of American art and culture.
Blank Canvas supports a number of charity organizations throughout the year through
their “Artist Throwdown” events. The events feature teams made up of 5 to 8 local
for interior design graduate, design professionals, students, as well as faculty and staff from The Art Institute of
Seattle. Teams are given a blank canvas and painting supplies, and challenged to let their
suCCess means giving baCk imaginations run wild! The collaborative spirit of the event, combined with the artistry
and generosity of the team members, makes for a fun exercise in creative expression.
Teams are given a set period of time to complete the painting, and all works are auctioned
off at the end of the evening, with the money going to the featured charity.
As a member of the first graduating class of B.F.A. students in the Interior Design program at The Art Institute
of Seattle, Kristen Young (B.F.A., Interior Design, 2005) knew an advanced degree meant more choices, and more One such charity, recently featured as the recipient of the “Throwdown” event, was
opportunity to design the kinds of spaces she loves. Upon graduation, Young began working for upscale hotel and resort Seattle’s Art with Heart. Founded by local graphic designers, Art with Heart creates and
design firm, Degen and Degen. Her new employers were impressed with her talent and ambition – giving her plenty of distributes therapeutic books and offers supportive training aimed at helping high-risk
freedom to push the boundaries of design in spaces like the new Doubletree Bellevue Hotel, as well as other high-end children and youth learn to manage their emotions and stress, and express their needs in
projects. Young admits to “secretly liking the business side of design,” and claims the 60-hour workweek doesn’t bother healthy ways. Their books combine engaging art with therapies that help youth cope with
her at all. Young finds motivation in the “task and the function” of interior design, and says her greatest joy comes in feelings in the midst of a crisis, such as after a diagnosis of cancer, a natural disaster or the
finishing a space and being able to tell visitors, “Everything you’re experiencing now, I created.” tragedy of a school shooting. In this way, Art with Heart supports emotional and social
growth, and helps pave the way for success in school and in life.
In 2006, Young and a team of creative individuals founded Blank Canvas (www.blankcanvas.org). The group was
originally organized as a way to engage the interior design and architectural communities of Seattle and the Pacific Blank Canvas presents four fund-raising events throughout the year and is making a
Northwest in an act of collaborative and spontaneous creative expression with an opportunity to raise funds to support name for itself as one of Seattle fastest-growing and most engaging charity support
local charities. The popularity of these events over the years has led Young and Blank Canvas to expand beyond their organizations. For Kristen Young, her exciting designs continue to celebrate charm and
original mission and open the doors to create a collaborative design studio space in the heart of Seattle’s Fremont functionality, while her ambition continues to guide her toward new heights of creativity
neighborhood. and social responsibility.
Pietro Monfreda, a member of Paint Your Heart Out’s Executive
Board, expressed appreciation for the contribution made by
students, faculty and staff at The Art Institute of Tampa. “The
students and faculty were part of every aspect from painting
homes, to branding, to fund-raising,” he said. “Again this year, they
have really added a complete and motivational touch.”
painting our hearts out
for the City of tampa
At The Art Institute of Tampa, a branch of Miami International University of Art & Design, students helped give one
22-year-old nonprofit organization a face-lift, a makeover and a few fresh coats of paint.
Adopted as the mayor’s official community service effort, Paint Your Heart Out, Tampa, is a citywide program
enabling citizens, businesses, clubs and organizations to lend a helping hand to low-income, elderly citizens whose
homes desperately need painting. The Art Institute of Tampa has been dedicated to the citywide paint day since it
began in 2004.
This year marked Paint Your Heart Out’s 22nd anniversary, and The Art Institute of Tampa wanted to continue
supporting the organization. For its 20th anniversary, Graphic Design students competed to redesign the Paint Your
Heart Out logo, and the winning logo is still in use.
This year, The Art Institute of Tampa formatted the fund-raising brochure for the annual Aim High event – a clay
shoot competition. Graphic Design students created a mailing piece to generate awareness. Then, on the citywide
paint day, faculty, staff and students used their best wrist techniques to paint senior citizens’ homes in the Tampa
Chef Robbie Piel’s Senior Culinary Practicum class partnered with Yazoo
Brewery and Olive & Sinclair Chocolates to host a beer and food pairings
dinner, which raised over $800 for Second Harvest. For the dinner, the
Exploring Wines and Culinary Arts classes brewed their own beer to serve
with the main course. And Chef Chris Chapella’s Advanced Patisserie class
a flood of support for created eight gingerbread houses for a silent auction, which raised almost
$700 for Second Harvest.
nashville flood viCtims Chef Anthony Mandriota, department chair of Culinary Arts, and five
students partnered with Second Harvest and seven other area chefs to
produce an eight-course meal hosted by Tennessee Titans coach Jeff Fisher.
With the devastation of the Nashville area from flooding in 2010, employees and students at The Art Institute of The 4th Annual “Cooking Wild with Jeff Fisher and Friends” event was
Tennessee–Nashville were eager to find ways to help those victimized by the disaster. The college chose Second Harvest held at the Culinary Arts Center at Second Harvest and raised $20,000 for
Food Bank of Middle Tennessee as one of its partners. the organization.
The mission of Second Harvest, organized in 1978, is to feed the hungry and work to solve hunger issues in the Finally, faculty and staff contributed to a Christmas-time canned food drive
communities it serves. It is one of the largest and most comprehensive food banks nationwide and is a member of to benefit Second Harvest.
Feeding America – The Nation’s Food Bank Network. Second Harvest distributes food to approximately 400 nonprofit
partner agencies in 46 counties in Middle and West Tennessee. Carol Menck, president of The Art Institute of Tennessee–Nashville,
commented, “With the scale of the devastation from the flooding in this
Just after the flooding occurred in greater Nashville, faculty member Bob Umberger and the catering class at The area, our college community was eager to do whatever we could to help
Art Institute of Tennessee–Nashville hosted a pasta luncheon, which raised over $1,200 for Hands On Nashville and those in need. This was the right way for us to express our care and concern
Second Harvest. for our community this year.”
a british invasion in tuCson
Creates a new wave of
support for Charity Other Art Institute of Tucson students assisted, including Digital Photography student Jose Beltran as the creative fashion photographer,
and Digital Film & Video Production students Allex Gregoire, Joel Lopez and Adriana Garcia as event videographers. Nic Brenden,
Graphic Design student, created the program insert and Media Arts & Animation student Corey Browning painted colorful graffiti
Fashion students at The Art Institute of Tucson partnered with the Tucson Ladies Council to plan the group’s sixth annual artwork for the show’s silent auction.
fashion show. With the theme of “London Calling,” students at The Art Institute of Tucson were determined to make the fund-
raising show an event to remember. One of the event’s most dramatic moments was at the show’s start; a model walked the stage in a mod-styled British flag dress, designed
and constructed by students.
Overall, the event raised an impressive $140,000 for the Tucson nonprofit organization Tu Nidito. More than 15 years ago,
Tu Nidito filled a need in the Tucson community by building a successful nonprofit agency dedicated to supporting children “We are so proud of our students,” said Elizabeth Heuisler, The Art Institute of Tucson fashion academic director. “The professional-level
impacted by serious illness and death. Since then, Tu Nidito has served the needs of Tucson’s children and has experienced work they did for the event played such a large role in its success. These unique real-world opportunities help position the school, our
phenomenal growth. curriculum and our students in such a positive light within the community.”
Hundreds of fashion-minded guests attended the September event, hosted by a popular Tucson radio celebrity, at The Westin The show received fanfare before it even took place. Two dresses worn on the runway by the Tucson Ladies Council members were
La Paloma resort. The Art Institute of Tucson played a much larger role than merely being a sponsor. The show was produced by featured on the cover of the September issue of Tucson Lifestyle magazine. Fashion student Geovanny Beltran designed and constructed
the school’s fashion instructor Paula Taylor, and featured mod-UK styles from various stores in Tucson’s upscale La Encantada one of the dresses. Cybil Waite also constructed a dress that was featured in the magazine’s story.
mall. The school’s team had a role in nearly every aspect of the show, from building the opening act costumes, to designing and
constructing the black dresses worn by the 15 members of the Tucson Ladies Council. Not wanting to leave any dress askew, the “The entire experience was truly amazing,” said Geovanny Beltran, fashion student. “Being a part of the event was an incredible
students also served as backstage dressers to ensure that all 83 garments were stage-ready. opportunity for us to apply our knowledge and skills in a real-world scenario – and to help raise money for such a great organization was a
“dream Camp” wakes up
students’ artistiC side
The Art Institute of Vancouver joined a coalition of local businesses, community groups and school district staff to give
about 500 district students full-day activities over spring break in 2010.
The students, from inner city elementary schools, attended DREAM Camp (Drama, Recreation, Extracurricular, Arts
and Music) at selected schools throughout the two-week school break. The objective was to introduce students, ages This unique opportunity to receive encouragement and feedback from
9 through 11, to drawing processes and skills used by illustrators, animators, graphic designers and fashion designers. instructors from The Art Institute of Vancouver inspired students,
Students created line, shape and collage self-portraits, using individual photos of the participants. who worked enthusiastically to create artwork.
Valerie Pugh, instructor for Foundation programs at The Art Institute of Vancouver, worked to help them experiment Valerie went on to say, “An applied arts education trains students to
with and explore a wide range of media and processes used in illustration. She described the project as a “unique achieve personal satisfaction and economic success in a wide variety of
opportunity to make art, which opened the horizons and recognition of drawing skills as the basis for much of today’s design and media industries. Art and design skills are not esoteric or
entertainment products (movie animation, games, etc.).” frivolous; they entertain us and change lives in our global community.
This was an intense and interesting week that reminds me again that
educating is an expression of hope for the future.”
serving others with a holiday spirit
During the holiday season, Culinary Arts students, faculty and staff from The International Culinary School at The Art
Institute of Virginia Beach, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta, experienced firsthand that sometimes the most
meaningful gifts are created by giving of oneself. They volunteered their time and talents to prepare dinner for the less
fortunate at the Ann Van Vleet Winter Homeless Shelter hosted by the Foundry United Methodist Church in Virginia
The dinner was the result of a coordinated effort among several Culinary Arts classes with assistance from staff with
serving. Chef Larry Adler’s Purchasing & Product Identification class assisted in planning the menu, and students worked The International Culinary School team served the dinner buffet-style to the nearly 70 guests from the Hampton Roads region who were
for three solid days to prepare approximately 200 pounds of food, including homemade dinner rolls, fresh fruit and cheese transported to the church by the Volunteers of America. When the line began to slow, some students transitioned from kitchen staff to
trays, turkey tetrazzini, lamb stew with steamed rice, oven-roasted chicken, roasted red potatoes, sautéed vegetables and dining partners, sitting and talking with guests while they finished their dinner.
homemade sugar cookies. Chefs Charles Vakos, Lin Old, Larry Adler and Jim Odishoo, along with Chef Director Paul
Kennedy, coordinated more than 20 students over many hours to finalize preparations for the meal. “This really was a Culinary student Giselle Gonzalez summed up the evening’s experience, saying, “This was a great chance for me to give back to people
team effort from our school to the local community,” said Chef Kennedy. who may not be as fortunate as I am right now.”
As Chef Adler put it, “One of our goals for the evening was to ensure that our guests got to eat as much as they wanted.”
annual gingerbread projeCt
spiCes up hearts
On a cold winter night, the excited voices of nearly 30 children were heard down the hallway of Children’s National
Medical Center in Washington, DC. It was December 13, 2010, and seven Culinary Arts students were arriving from
The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Washington, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta. Dressed The gingerbread project was coordinated by Chef Alison Friedman of the Culinary Arts faculty. Because she had enjoyed similar events as
in their white uniforms, the aspiring chefs were bringing a host of goodies for the annual gingerbread project, a warmly a culinary student herself, Chef Friedman devised a holiday activity that would benefit both the children and students. “Holidays are a time
anticipated part of the hospital’s holiday party for patients and their families. to spread cheer, and I wanted to come up with an activity that everyone could enjoy,” Chef Friedman said. “I get a kick out of seeing the
children’s faces light up when decorating their gingerbread men and the excitement over showcasing their creations to their parents.”
The students carried in boxes of gingerbread men, peppermint candy canes, sprinkles, yummy chocolate balls and
pounds of vanilla icing. Wide eyes and smiles greeted the culinarians. The children were eager to create their very own Each child was given two gingerbread men, baked and prepared by the culinary club under the guidance of Chef Benita Wong, who has
gingerbread men and munch on some sweet treats, too. supported the gingerbread project for many years. The children enjoyed taking bubblegum balls and creating eyes for their gingerbread
men. They added sprinkles on the hands and feet and gave some of their gingerbread men hair using lots of vanilla icing. They even
Serving children from birth to age 23, the Children’s National Medical Center operates a full-service medical clinic managed to enjoy a few pieces of candy while decorating!
known as the Children’s Health Center @ THEARC in the Anacostia area of Washington, DC. Care includes preventive
health care, sick visits, immunizations, chronic illness management, and psychological, legal aid, referral management and This project has turned into an annual community service event for the Culinary Arts department, as well as a long-lasting
social support services. Children’s National Medical Center provides services to families in communities where affordable community partnership.
health care is a challenge.
making a splash in arts eduCation
in northern virginia
The many communities that comprise the Northern Virginia area are known for their rich historical significance, beautiful
landscape and a thriving arts community just outside the main Washington, DC hub. That’s why when The Art Institutes opened
a branch location in the Northern Virginia town of Sterling, faculty and staff made great strides to become a good neighbor in its
In the summer and fall of 2009, as The Art Institute of Washington–Northern Virginia, a branch of The Art Institute of
Atlanta, opened doors to its first creative class of students, the school partnered with many local community organizations,
including meeting with the Loudoun Arts Council, Loudoun Chamber of Commerce, and the Community Foundation for
Northern Virginia; co-sponsoring high-profile community events, such as the Loudoun County Fair and the Northern Virginia
Foundation Gala; and hosting a special grand opening celebration, during which attendees participated in The Art Institutes’
grand opening “paint splash” tradition – literally making a mark on canvas to symbolize the impression the new school has made
in Northern Virginia.
Such collaborations and outreach are not only important, but also warmly welcomed, said Heather Stillings, past president of
the Loudoun Arts Council. “We were thrilled to hear that The Art Institutes was opening a new school right here in the heart
of Northern Virginia. At the Loudoun Arts Council, we work to achieve an increasingly vibrant and vital arts scene in Loudoun
County, and The Art Institute of Washington–Northern Virginia is a perfect fit as an educational partner toward this goal.”
The exhibition featured more than 15 graphic design works,
high sChool art Collaboration: and was viewed by more than 200 invited guests to the school’s
grand opening. Word spread fast around the Third Ward,
a housewarming in the heart and numerous passersby paid a visit to the school to view the
exhibition and take a tour of the school’s new campus.
of milwaukee “We were honored that The Art Institute of Wisconsin provided
our students the opportunity to display their artwork and for
When The Art Institute of Wisconsin prepared to open its doors in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward in October 2010, its commitment to nurture young artists in Milwaukee,” said
the school was looking for opportunities to showcase the school’s commitment to being an active educational partner Kimberly Abler, MPS art curriculum specialist. “For many of
within the community. these students, it was the first time their work has been on display,
and we look forward to the possibility of future collaborations.”
“From day one, our goal was to demonstrate to our neighbors the important role The Art Institute of Wisconsin is
committed to playing in growing the artistic creativity that already exists in Milwaukee,” said The Art Institute of The collaboration with MPS was the first of many partnerships
Wisconsin president Bill Johnson. The Art Institute of Wisconsin intends to explore as it becomes
more and more a fixture among Milwaukee’s creative arts
In doing so, the school collaborated with the arts education director of the Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) to landscape. Additionally, as Art Institute students continue to
showcase artwork from MPS high school graphic arts students in The Art Institute of Wisconsin’s new permanent explore their own creativity, as they themselves are given the
student art gallery. The kick-off of the inaugural exhibition coincided with the school’s grand opening celebration and its perfect opportunity to take their skills from the classroom to the
participation in the Historic Third Ward’s popular Gallery Night & Day celebration – a quarterly event showcasing the gallery for all to see.
best and most creative gallery exhibitions to be found in Milwaukee’s cultural district.
Instructor Tom Notarangelo oversaw the friendly competition, saying, “It is
important for the students to get real-world experience. They also get to see
the rewards of their talents when doing volunteer work in the community.” The
competition continued as all the students were able to enter their designs in the
statewide competition, held in Philadelphia.
york students put the pedal to
the metal for the ameriCan
When the word “cancer” is spoken, most of us freeze in panic and fear. That was not the reaction of the Advanced
Typography class at The Art Institute of York–Pennsylvania. They welcomed the topic when they learned they could do
their part to combat the disease as volunteers for the American Cancer Society.
As an extracurricular project, each class member accepted the challenge of designing the logo for the local chapter’s
annual Bike-a-Thon fund-raiser. The winner’s design will promote the Society’s South Central PA chapter on apparel
worn by participants in the 2011 event.
For over three weeks the students designed, received feedback and refined their logos until the final presentation
took place in late October 2010. The representative from the American Cancer Society was presented with seven
outstanding designs. Choosing a winner was difficult. Finally, Amie DiStefano’s bicycle-embodied design won the
judges’ hearts, narrowly edging out Kristin Brusstar’s tire-track design. DiStefano said, “I’m thrilled to win. It gave me a
real boost of confidence that I am in the right industry.”
stirring up a love for art
in ChiCago students
Every fall, winter and spring, children at Falconer Elementary School on Chicago’s Northwest Side can count on a visit Falconer Elementary School Assistant Principal
from students at The Illinois Institute of Art–Chicago. The college students come armed with lesson plans they’ve created Diana Acevedo believes the program is truly
for art class. This program is especially significant because budget cuts have forced many schools like Falconer Elementary beneficial for her students. “It gives our students
to cut back on arts education spending. an appreciation for art, and they really look
forward to it.”
“It’s great for our students to get out of their classrooms, and it brings a service learning component to their education,”
said associate professor Laurie Mucha, who incorporated the project into the curriculum of her Effective Speaking class.
Mucha said her students enjoy the experience so
Mucha created the “Art Lovers” program in 1996, and its popularity has only grown with time. Each college student is much that some have volunteered to participate
charged with picking an artist and creating a project based on that artist’s work. “The [elementary school] kids learn to in future “Art Lovers” projects even though they
look at art more critically and get the chance to connect with these young adult artists,” explained Mucha. are no longer in her class.
When possible, Mucha tries to match her bilingual students with Falconer students who speak the same second language
to give the grade schoolers a greater connection to her students.
sChaumburg families get a Creative The college community collected various art supplies for the center’s
children, such as glitter, glue, construction paper, stickers and other
boost from our students goodies that make young art projects so tactile and exciting. Basic
household items, such as paper towels, trial-size toiletries and cleaning
products were also collected for the center’s families. Activities included:
For one heartwarming week in April 2010, faculty, staff and students at The Illinois Institute of Art–Schaumburg dedicated art projects with family, children and center staff, rocking babies, reading
their time and creative energies to benefit the lives of families in need. to children and more.
The effort was an ‘all hands on deck’ approach to enhancing the already fruitful work of the Children’s Home + Aid Family The college also left a lasting impression by donating a wooden bench
Center in Schaumburg. and coat rack. Hand-built by the campus president and dean of academic
affairs, the useful objects also created painting projects for the children
The Marletta Darnall Schaumburg Child + Family Center provides subsidized services to low-income, high-risk families and volunteers.
living in Schaumburg and the surrounding areas. The center is an early intervention program providing early childhood care
and education, enabling families to work and receive assistance to care for their children.
This is the second year that The Illinois Institute of Art–Schaumburg
The programs offered through the center provide childcare, early childhood education, parenting education and support, was rewarded by working with Children’s Home + Aid in Schaumburg.
crisis counseling and intervention services. The center also helps low-income families obtain health insurance through Members of the campus community are looking forward to participating
KidCare, a state program that offers health care coverage and premium payment assistance to children and pregnant women. on a school-wide level again.
The campus-wide effort included volunteer time and a donation drive to benefit the center’s families.
resCuing our furry friends
Reducing animal cruelty and creating sensible social change for animal rights is a cause dear to the hearts of the Miami This year’s event was built on the success of the inaugural Dog &
International University of Art & Design community. For the second year in a row, students, faculty and staff organized Cat Show fund-raiser last year, which raised over $1,000 for two
The Dog & Cat Show, a fund-raiser that fuses passion for art with support for nonprofit animal rescue shelters. The worthy Miami no-kill animal shelters through the sale of tiles and
proceeds benefit two of South Florida’s no-kill animal shelters; this year’s beneficiaries were Fairy Tails Adoption and other artwork, and celebrated the adoption of two pets.
Friends Forever Rescue.
“We are very proud to have done The Dog & Cat Show again this
The fund-raising event included the sale of handmade tiles, drawings and artwork by faculty and students from the year. It is our belief that consistency is a key factor for making a
University, as well as artwork from other local colleges and local artists. Students and faculty worked together to prepare change that will make a difference,” said Erika Fleming, president
custom animal portraits that were made available to those who had prepaid for a tile. Aside from the work for sale, there of Miami International University of Art & Design.
was an exhibition of dog- and cat-themed artwork by prominent Miami artists to complete the celebration. Additionally,
the no-kill animal shelters brought dogs and cats available for adoption during the opening reception.
deCorated bras lend support
to breast CanCer researCh
It started as a student idea: “What if we decorated and transformed bras and hung them in the gallery during October for “This was a tremendously successful event,” said Kathleen Evans, chair of the Fashion
Breast Cancer Awareness month?” & Retail Management program. “Not only did our students enjoy the project, but
they learned about community service, and we hope they will incorporate that into
The idea quickly caught on and soon, the entire Fashion & Retail Management degree program at The New England their careers going forward.”
Institute of Art was volunteering to create bra-artwork for a silent auction. The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston
came on board, thrilled with the idea and happy to help raise consciousness of the need to fund breast cancer research. As a final touch, Cranshaw Construction (the company that helped construct the
gallery) donated 12 pink hard hats and a miniature (4x4) construction site composed
Bras came in one by one. There was the Mardibras, a bra transformed into a New Orleans-style mask. Celeb-Bra-ty of little trucks full of pink ribbons, miniature construction workers and two mounds
came from the Coolidge Corner Theater; it was all glitter and gold with lightbulbs that changed colors and straps made of construction materials (created from – a bra!).
of filmstrips. The Phantom of the Op-Bra captured the black and white mystery of the famous mask, and it joined
transformations that took the shapes of elephants, butterflies, a pirate ship and even a lamp. “We received such positive feedback on the show,” added Evans. “This will now be
a yearly event, and the students are already planning their designs for next year. The
A silent auction netted more than $1,300 for Dana-Farber, and the entry fees added $250 to the student scholarship fund. college sees this as a great OppBratunity.”
Allegheny County Executive Office Arizona Humane Society Betty’s Day Care Canterbury Park Children’s Home + Aid
hundreds of organizations benefit Allegheny County Immunization Coalition Arizona International Film Festival Bicycle Transportation Alliance Canton Urban League Children’s Home Society of South Florida
from the work of edmC schools. Alley Cats Arizona Veterans Foundation Big Brothers Big Sisters Capital Area Christian Church (Haiti Relief Children’s Hospital
following is a partial list: Alpha Kappa Alpha Art BeCAUSE Breast Cancer Foundation Birthday Blessings of Charlotte, NC Mission) Children’s Hospital of the Kings Daughters
Alpha Phi Alpha Art Festival 2010 Bombardier, Inc. Career Closet Children’s Memorial Hospital
ALS Association of Georgia Art for the Cure Bonnet House Caring House, Duke University Children’s Museum (CM2)
2100 Lakeside Men’s Shelter AMBUCS Art in the Pearl Boston College Carnegie Museum of Natural History Cincinnati-Hamilton County Community
360 Communities America Reads Art on Alberta Boston Minuteman Council (Boy Scouts) Carolinas Raptor Center Action Agency
4C for Children American Cancer Association Art Road Nonprofit Boston Preparatory Charter School Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH City Mission, Findlay, OH
A+ Angels Mentor Program American Cancer Society Arts Council of Fort Worth & Boston University Cascade Chapter of the Sierra Club City of Davenport, IA
A Child’s Place American Cancer Society Discovery Shop Tarrant County Boy Scouts of America Catholic Charities City of Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Abby’s Closet American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Arts Fifth Avenue Boy Scouts Troop 1 Cell Phones for Soldiers Project City of Hope
Ability Plus Against Breast Cancer Arts for Learning Boys & Girls Clubs Center City District City of Miami – Fire Department
Academy of Advanced Thinkers American Counseling Association Artsphere Breast Cancer Awareness Walk Center for Breast Health City of Philadelphia Department
Ad2 Nashville American Culinary Federation ASAP Treatment Center Breast Cancer Research of Tampa Bay Center for Sustainable Energy of Recreation
Adam’s High School American Express Houston Business Women AseraCare Breath of Life Celebration for Delaware Valley Central Virginia Food Bank City of Portland
Adopt-A-Family Program of Tarrant County American Heart Association Ashby House Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Chaîne des Rôtisseurs City of Refuge, Inc.
Adopt-a-Road American Liver Foundation Asian Reporter Foundation Foundation Champion Life Center Clackamas River Basin Council
Adrienne Arsht Center American Lung Association ASIFA and Starz Film Festival Brent’s Place Charis House Classroom Central
Advancement American Printing House for the Blind Association for Adult Development Bridgeway Homes for Pregnant Teenagers and Charity League of Charlotte Clean Air Council
Africa Aid American Red Cross and Aging Their Babies Charles River Wind Ensemble Coalition to End Homelessness
Afya: Health for Serengeti through Internet American Red Cross – Haiti Relief Association for Counselor Education Broadway Christian Parish Food Pantry Charlotte (NC) Art League Coats for Colorado
AIDGwinnett American Red Cross of LaPorte County and Supervision Brooke County Veterans Association Charlotte (NC) Emergency Shelter Cocker Rescue of Fort Lauderdale
AIDS Action Committee American Red Cross of Northeast Indiana Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Brookline Chamber of Commerce Charlotte (NC) Men’s Shelter College Art Association
AIDS Alliance Atlanta American Red Cross of Saint Joseph County Transgender Issues in Counseling Brookline Symphony Orchestra Charlotte (NC) Rescue Mission Colorado AIDS Foundation
AIDS Outreach Center American Red Cross, Cincinnati Area Association for Spiritual, Ethical and Broward County School System Charlotte (NC) Women’s Shelter Colorado Association of Career Colleges
AIGA Chapter Religious Values in Counseling Broward General Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and Schools
AIGA Colorado American Society of Interior Designers Atlanta Day Shelter Broward General Pediatric Oncology Center Chefs Move to Schools & The White House Colorado Ballet
Akron-Canton Regional Food Bank Amherst College and Vassar College Alumni Atlanta Veteran’s Center Broward Junior Academy Cherry Creek Arts Festival Colorado Business Committee for the Arts
Akron Children’s Hospital Associations Autism Society, Greater Harrisburg Region Bruce Irons Camp Fund Chi Sigma Iota Colorado Council on the Arts
Akron Dog Park Amor en Accion Ministries in Homestead Autistic Children Buddy Kemp Cancer Support Center Chicago Literary Hall of Fame Colorado Veterinary Medical Foundation
Akron Urban Restoration Angels of Change: Children’s Hospital of Avon Business for Culture & the Arts Child Seek Network Columbia Regional Program’s Autism
Alameda School of Art + Design Los Angeles Battered Women’s Shelter Business Volunteer Council Annual Children First Academy Common Walk Festival
Albertina Kerr Centers Animal Haven Bayfront Medical Center Playground Build Children’s Attention Home of Rock Hill Community Climate Team
Alcoholics Anonymous Anti-Violence Partnership (AVP) Bayou City Arts Festival CA Breast Cancer Foundation Children’s Cancer Association Community Food Bank
Ali Khan/Peter Simon Traveling of Philadelphia Beaverton Together Camillus House Children’s Cancer Center Community Harvest Food Bank
All The King’s Men ARC of York County/SERTOMA Auction Beth El Congregation Camp Hill Swim Team Children’s Healing Art Project Community Health Care
Community Human Services DIFFA Faith Presbyterian Hospice Hope for Goodwill Industries Heritage Park Nursing Home Activity Fund Jaycees Christmas for Kids
Community Teamwork, Inc. Dilbert Hoyt Arboretum Peace and Justice Governor’s Arts Awards Herman Miller’s “We Care” program Jerusalem House
Community Transitional School Diocese of Dallas Addiction Ministry Family Fall Festival Governor’s Residence Preservation Fund Historic Elizabeth Neighborhood Jesse F. Richardson Foundation
Community-University Health Care Center Discovery Place Family Place Grace Institute/Grace Academy Historic Third Ward Association, Milwaukee Jewish Family & Children’s Services
Community Warehouse District 300 Fashion 4 A Cause Grace Presbyterian Village Hollywood Boosters Johnson County Family Crisis Center
Compassion Outreach Divorce Recovery Fashion Group International Grady Rape Crisis Center Hollywood Philharmonic Junior Achievement
Consumer Credit Counseling Services Dogwood Festival Father’s House Church Granny’s Garden Hollywood Sunset Free Clinic Junior League/Dress for Success Charity
Convoy of Hope Domestic Violence Project Father Joe Foundation Granulosa Cell Tumor of the Ovary Holy Comforter Episcopal Church Fashion Show
Covenant House DoveLewis Feed My Starving Children Foundation Home Health & Hospice Junior Symphony Guild
Cr8Con DOVIA: Directors of Volunteers in Agencies Film Action Oregon Green Tree Farmers Market Home Instead Junk to Funk
Cre8Camp Downtown Animal Care Foundation First Impression Suit Close and Center Greenville Chamber of Commerce Homeless Veterans Juvenile Intake and Assessment Center of
Crime Stoppers Dreams Are Free Elementary School for Accessible Living Greenville Cultural Center HOPE Family Services Kansas City
Crisis Assistance Ministry Dress for Success Florida Breast Health Initiative Greenville Rape Crisis & Child Abuse Hope House Women’s Shelter K9 Police-Minneapolis & Fridley, MN
Crisis Nursery Phoenix Duffy Health Center Florida Youth Orchestra Center Hospice of Charlotte Kaiser Permanente
Crispus Attucks Eagan Resource Center Food Shelf Food Pantry; Lake County, IN Guadalupe Alternative Programs Houston Ballet KEEPS Boutique
Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America Easter Seals ARC Forgotten Harvest Guardian ad Litem Program Houston Star of Hope Celebrity Fashion Kentucky Humane Society
Crossroads Community Ministries Easter Seals Building Value Fort Wayne Urban League Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center Show Keshet
CRVA Education Foundation Girl’s Day Away Eastside Family YMCA Fort Worth Public Art Gustare Ltd. Houston Zoo Kicks Sports Arena
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Ecotrust Fortunate Families: Foundation for Habitat for Humanity HUGE Improv Theater Kids Helping Kids
Cystic Fibrosis Gold Coast Guild EDMC Education Foundation Family Science Habitat Healers Human Rights Campaign Kids In Distress
Dallas Association of Family and Educate Tomorrow Foundry United Methodist Church Hacienda CDC Humane Society of the United States Kilimanjaro Education Foundation
Marriage Therapists Education Foundation of Sarasota County Fresh Start Women’s Foundation Haitian Earthquake Relief Effort Humility of Mary Shelter Kingsley Stingrays Swim Team
Dallas Group Psychotherapy Association Egyptian Study Society Full Life Crusade–Haiti Relief Haitian Women of Miami iDesign Kiwanis Club
Dallas Metro Counseling Association Elkhart General Hospital Garrett Lee Smith Youth Suicide Prevention Hands On Atlanta IDU Community Collaborative La Penita de Jaltemba Community Center
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Emergency Management Services of North Project Hands On Charlotte iHeal Lawrenceville Community
Dance Houston Central Kansas Genesis Women’s Shelter Hands On Greenville Industrial Designers Society of America Leach Botanical Garden
Decatur Arts Alliance Empowered Youth Georgia Alliance for Inclusive Technologies Hands On Nashville Innocent Justice, The Education Foundation Legal Aid Society
Decatur Business Association Board Epilepsy Foundation Gilda’s Club of the Quad Cities Harley-Davidson Insights Teen Parent Program Lend A Hand Society
Decatur Education Foundation Erin’s House for Grieving Children Girl Scouts Harvard University Institute for Medical Arts Les Marmitons
Decatur Film Festival Esther’s Pantry Girls Inc. Harvesters Institute of Contemporary Art Let Them Run
DECA (Delta Epsilon Chi – High Evansville School for the Blind Gladstone School District HealthCare Connection Interlink Counseling Services Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Light the
School Division) Extraordinary Young People Glam Guitars Healthy Mothers/Healthy Babies Coalition International Association of Culinary Night Walk
Delaware Valley Stroke Council Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Savannah Global Game Jam of Georgia Professionals Leukemia and Lymphoma Foundation
Denver Dumb Friends League Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Virginia Globio Healthy Mothers/Healthy Babies International Interior Design Association Levine Children’s Hospital
Denver Office of Cultural Affairs Beach GLSEN Pittsburgh (Gay, Lesbian and Heart to Heart International Invisible Museum Lewis House (a division of 360
Department of Economic Security – Veteran Fairmount Park Commission – Cobbs Straight Education Network) HEARTH of Pittsburgh iTwixie Communities)
Outreach Program Creek Park Gold Coast Jazz Society Hearts for Haiti Jackie Hirneisen Memorial Scholarship Fund LifeShare
Diamond Children’s Hospital Goodwill Easter Seals Helping Paws of Minnesota Service Dogs Jackson Memorial Hospital LifeShare Community Blood Services
LifeSource Memorial Blood Bank Multnomah County Sherriff ’s Office North Texas Food Bank Paint Portland Pink! Portland Animal Welfare Team
LifeSouth Blood Drive Memorial Hospital Muscular Dystrophy Association North Texas Hypnotherapy Association Palm Beach International Film Festival Portland Art Center
Light House Metro Museum of the City Northeast Ohio Food Bank for Pets Parent University Portland Center Stage
Lincoln Heights Senior Living Center Metro Atlanta Recovery Residences Museum of the Peace Corps Northeastern University Park Clean Up Portland City Art
Lions Club Metro United Way Music Changing Lives Northern Virginia Foundation Gala Park Place Casitas Portland Creative Conference
Literacy for Life Metro Youth of the Quad Cities My Father’s House, Inc. NorthPoint Health and Wellness Center Parkway Elementary School Portland Farmers Market
Little Light House METROlink; Davenport and Bettendorf, IA N2E Northwest Career Colleges Federation Partnership Against Domestic Violence Portland Fashion Synergy
Living Yoga METROlink; Moline and Rock Island, IL NAMI Northwest Medical Teams, International Partnership for Community Action Portland Fashion Week
Locks of Love Metropolitan Atlanta Arts Fund Nashville Humane Society Northwest Neighborhood Cultural Center Passage Meditation/North Haven Methodist Portland Festival Symphony
Logan Center Meyer Center National Amber Alert System Northwest Society of Interior Designers Church Portland Fire Bureau
Loma Linda University Childrens Hospital MHARF (Minnesota Hooved Animal National Art Materials Trade Association Oakwood Mental Health Center PDX Bridge Festival Portland French School
Lord’s Rose Garden Rescue Foundation) (NAMTA) Ohio Valley Voices PDX Fashion Incubator Portland Institute for Contemporary Art
Los Angeles Fire Department – Firehouse 60 Miami Children’s Hospital National Catholic Council on Alcoholism Okolona Business Association Peace Partners Portland Opera Association
Loudoun Arts Council Miami Rescue Mission and Related Drug Problems Olivia’s House Pearl District Business Association Portland Public Schools
Loudoun Chamber of Commerce Miami-Dade County Head Start Program (NCCA) Olmstead Parks Penn State Four Diamonds Fund to Fight Portland Rose Festival Association
Loudoun County Fair Miami-Dade County School System National Fish & Wildlife Foundation Open Arms Domestic Violence & Rape Crisis Cancer Portland Women’s Foundation
Louisville Metro Corrections Michiana Humane Society National Flag Foundation Shelter Pennsylvania Lung Cancer Partnership Prevent Child Abuse GA
Louisville Metro Animal Services Milwaukee Public Schools National Park Service (Edgar Allan Poe Operation Christmas Child People Serving People Primavera Foundation
Louisville Zoo Minnesota Career College Association National Historic Site) Operation Santa: Universal City/North PHARMALY Prince of Peace Catholic Community
Lovett School Minnesota HOSA (Health Occupations National Restaurant Association Education Hollywood Jaycees Phashion Phest Pastoral Counseling Center
Lower Downtown Neighborhood Association Students of America) Foundation Oregon (CHIFOO) Philabundance Pro USA
Lupus Foundation of America Minnesota Rorschach Society National Television Academy–Heartland Oregon Art Education Association Philadelphia Black Gay Pride 2010 Project Angel Heart
Mae Volen Senior Center Miracles Club Chapter Oregon Ballet Theatre Phillips West Neighborhood Organization Project for Pride in Living
Make-A-Wish Foundation Mission of Arlington, TX Native American Resource Network Oregon Council for Hispanic Advancement Phoenix Birthing Project Project HOPE
Making Memories MIU Plus Online Program Neighborhood House Oregon Food Bank Phoenix of New Orleans Project NOW
Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Center MN Metro Meals on Wheels Neighbors of Overbrook Association Oregon Humane Society Pittock Mansion Project Salina
Marblehead Festival of Arts Moffit Cancer Center & Research Institute New Beginnings Fellowship Church Oregon Media Production Association Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force Project Transitions
March of Dimes Moline Fire Department New England Innocence Project Oregon Museum of Science and Industry Pittsburgh Coalition for Dynamic Prometheus Film Festival
Martin Luther King Center Molly’s Fund New Life Mission Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center Psychotherapy Provincetown International Film Festival
Martin Memorial Library Mooresville Senior Center New Repertory Theatre Oregon Zoo Pittsburgh Film Office Q Cinema Film Festival
Mason Park Elementary School Moreno Valley Police Department New Town Farms in support of local farming Orlo Pittsburgh MMA Kumite Classic Raptor Rehabilitation
Massachusetts Water Works Association Morris Animal Refuge Furball Next Door Farms Our Saviour’s Housing Pittsburgh Social Venture Partners Read for Life
Mayors’ Feed the Hungry Morris Park Restoration Association Nexus Recovery Center Out of the Closet Thrift Stores Pixie Project RecyleRama
MDA, Durham Lock-up MS150 Nob Hill Business Association Outreach Ministry in Burnside Planned Parenthood Red Cross
ME3 (Motivate, Educate, Empower, & Mt. Washington Community Development Nonprofits Insurance Alliance Group Outrigger Sports USA Polinsky Children’s Center Regional Arts & Culture Council
Engage) Corporation North Carolina Central University Campus Overtown Youth Center Pocket Change ReTune Nashville
Meals on Wheels MTH Farm-Natural Lamb Ministries P:ear Portage Animal Protective League Riley Hospital for Children
Melba School District Multnomah County Library North Texas Central Counseling Association Pact-Bradley House Portland Advertising Federation River City Brass Band
RiverBend Cancer Services Second Harvest Food Bank Stonewall Democrats The Mask Project & The Denver Hospice University City Partners Green Goats & World Awareness Club Toy Drive
Roadrunner Food Bank Second Harvest Heartland Stop Child Abuse & Neglect (SCAN) The National Institute for Occupational Safety Gardens Festival World Forestry Center
Rock ‘N’ Roll Camp for Girls SECU (Southeastern Credit Union) House, Stray Rescue and Health (NIOSH) Upstate Women’s Show Wounded Warrior Project
Rolling Readers Chapel Hill, NC Style Wars The Ofﬁce of City of Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Urban League Yawkey Club of Roxbury
Ronald McDonald House Charities Sergeant Electric Services Suicide Awareness Voices of Education Ravenstahl Urban Ministry Center YCAL (York County Alliance for Learning)
Roots In The City Shake-A-Leg Foundation (SAVE)–MN The Pittsburgh Chamber Music Society USELESS Sustainable Products Yellow Ribbon Support Group
Rosa Parks Elementary School Share Our Strength Suicide Prevention Action Network of The Ralph McGill Civil Rights Museum USO YMCA
Rose Home for Women Sharing & Caring Hands of Minneapolis, MN Georgia The Right Brain Initiative VAE (Visual Art Exchange)–fashionSPARK Yoplait for Breast Cancer
Rotary Club She’s the First Sunnyside Presbyterian Church Food Pantry The Salvation Army Vancouver Opera York Barbell mural
Royal Gardens Association Shepherd’s Heart Veterans Home Sunshine Acres Children’s Home The Stark County Humane Society Veteran’s Day Parade; Clarksville, TN York County (SC) Cancer Association
Ruth House Sherri’s Wishes Surfrider Foundation USA The Stewart Center Veteran’s Hospital York County Bar Association
S.C.O.R.E. Signal Behavioral Health Network Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure The Stewpot and Second Chance Café Veterans Administration Medical Center York County Habitat for Humanity
S.E.E.K. Arizona Sister Kenny International Art Show Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation The Storehouse Food Bank Virginia Garcia Memorial Foundation York Cultural Alliance fund-raising
Sacred Heart Grade School Slow Food Symphony of the Americas The Veteran Administration Visit Denver York Rescue Mission
Safari Seconds SMART Take Flight Leadership Program The Williams Community Foundation Visiting Nurse Association Grief Luncheons York Spanish American Center
SafeHaven of Tarrant County in Fort Worth So Others Might Eat Tanner’s Touch (local cancer organization) Youth and Families First VIVA Quad Cities York Women’s Show
SafeHaven Women’s Shelter Soldiers’ Angels Tarrant County Gay Pride Week The Woman’s Hospital of Texas 7th Annual Voices for Children York YWCA Race Against Racism
SafeHome Soles4Souls Association’s Parade and Picnic Labor Day Luncheon & Style Show Voices for Education YPAL and Habitat LEED Building
Safer Foundation South Bend Animal Care and Control Taste of PA Wine Fest The Women’s Connection Volunteer Center of Durham (Share your YWCA
Saint Margaret’s House South Bend Center for the Homeless Taylor Memorial Library Three Rivers Harley-Davidson Christmas, Backpacks for Kids) Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church
Society of Saint Vincent de Paul South Bend Unity Gardens Teddy’s Rescue TLC for Children & Families Volunteers of America Food Pantry
Salina Community Theatre Southlake Green Day Tesla Science Foundation Town of Brookline Wallace Medical Concern Zippo
Salina Regional Health Center Southwest Washington Sierra Club Texas Association for Counselor Education Toyota Walter Ames, Community Blood Center ZUMIX
Salvation Army SPCA and Supervision (TACES) Toys for Tots Watts Center
Salvation Army/Angel Tree Special Olympics Texas State Democratic Party Trade Works Waverly Children’s Center
Salvation Army Shelter Springboard for the Arts (MN) The 2009 Houston International Festival Transition Projects, Inc. WECS/WINGS
Samaritan House Springettsbury Township Saturday in The Aliveness Project Truly Nolen Wellspring Support
San Antonio Food Bank the Park The Aurora Foundation Tu Nidito & Tucson Ladies Council Western Kentucky Regional Blood Center
San Diego Food Bank St. Ambrose University The Charlotte (NC) Art League Tucson Diaper Bank of Southern Arizona Western State Hospital
San Diego Police Department St. Frances Hospital The Charlotte (NC) Trolley Powerhouse Tulsa Community Food Bank Wildlife Forever
San Diego Wildﬁre Relief St. John’s Episcopal Church Museum Turning Point William Temple House
Sanctuary, Inc. St. Joseph The Worker The Education Foundation Twenty-First Century Learning Center Winterfest
Sandy Springs Police Department St. Jude House The Family Resources U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Woman 2 Woman Breast Cancer Foundation
Sarasota Military Academy St. Luke’s Home for the Elderly The Hazlett Theater UNICEF Women In Film and Media
Scott County Family YMCA St. Pius X Spiritual Life Center The Ladder Alliance United Blood Services Women of Tomorrow
SCRAP St. Vincent De Paul The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society United Way Women’s Resource Center
Search and Rescue St. Vincent Meals on Wheels The Literacy Volunteer Organization of United We Can Foundation Woodley Manner Nursing Home
Second Baptist Church Stepping Stone Shelter for Women Atlanta World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh
artinstitutes.edu argosy.edu brownmackie.edu southuniversity.edu wsulaw.edu