Creative Communities Initiative Summary Report: Community Schools of the Arts and Public Housing -- Findings, Lessons Learned, and Strategies for Successful Partnerships

Jan 04, 2007
  • Description

This 53-page report summarizes an independent, comprehensive evaluation of Creative Communities, a three-year collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the National Guild of Community Schools of the Arts. Creative Communities funded twenty community schools of the arts to partner with public housing authorities in twenty cities across the country. The report describes the initiative; summarizes its impact on students, teaching artists, partnering organizations, and communities; lays out successes and challenges; and offers strategies for sustaining such programs.