Wanted: BIPOC CYD Alumni to Serve on New Youth Council

young artist seated, working on a graphite drawing
Young artist at Raw Art Works.

To create systemic change, steps need to be taken for alums in the field of Creative Youth Development (CYD) to enter into, inform, and begin to change the often closed-off worlds of power and privilege in philanthropy.

With a desire to learn and deepen our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in every aspect of Mass Cultural Council, we wish to provide opportunities for CYD alums to find support with each other, to utilize and build platforms for their voices and visions, and to work together to build more equitable programs, networks, and systems.
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Nano-Interview with Maria Doreste Velazquez of Berklee College of Music

Maria Doreste VelazquezName: Maria Doreste Velazquez
Organization: Berklee Institute for Arts Education and Special Needs and Boston Public Schools
Years in the Field: 10+

What do you do at the Berklee Institute for Arts Education and Special Needs?
During the past eight years I have been a piano, ensemble, and early childhood instructor as well as a new course developer. I have also presented several workshops and lectures at Arts Better the Lives of Everyone (ABLE) conferences as well as facilitated professional development opportunities for music educators around the state and internationally. I have also had the pleasure to be the music specialist at The Edison School in Brighton where I teach general music and coordinate the instrumental program.
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