Story Tapestries Inc.

Mission: Exposing the community, nationally and internationally to the concept of arts integration as a multi-faceted arts approach that seeks to affect all aspects of our life on a daily basis. Arts Integration as taught by Story Tapestries serves to develop the total person, social-emotional, intellectual and physical. Utilizing an arts integrated approach specifically tailored to the needs of each community, Story Tapestries teaches and demonstrates through performances and workshops the tools necessary for integrating the arts. * We will utilize and build upon a world-class network of artists, educators, and community members dedicated towards advocating and implementing the concept o...
Nov 21, 2013

It's a Giving Time of Year!

Thank you!
Thank you!

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and on the heels of this traditional opportunity to give thanks and celebrate family and togetherness, Global Giving and Story Tapestries will be participating in a new tradition, #GivingTuesday. 

This project has been approved for participation in Microsoft’s YouthSpark initiative. This means that our project is eligible for YouthSpark’s #GivingTuesday campaign taking place on December 3rd.  Microsoft will be matching all donations on that day at 100%, with $250,000 up for grabs! You saw that right...100% matching donations. Your generosity will be doubled, and your impact magnified exponentially. Please mark your calendar for Tuesday, Dec 3 and give, give, give! 

Your donations will continue to support exciting and innovative programming to develop STEM skills through the arts, to increase learning retention by reaching the whole child and to build community support through parent and teacher involvment in the education process. We are currently developing partnerships with Arena Stage and Conflict Resolution Center of Montgomery County to reach students with emotional and behavioral challenges and keep them engaged in learning through the arts. We are in the process of creating programming in partnership with the local YMCA to bring STEAM initiatives to their Benchmark Afterschool Program.  We are incredibly excited about the possibilities and with your help, we can make them happen. 

We at Story Tapestries cannot thank you enough for your amazing support of our work! The lives of hundreds of children are being impacted daily as a direct result of your generosity. With your continued generosity, we will continue to offer powerful, life changing arts experiences and arts integration programs to schools, libraries and communities. A few of our friends would like to thank you as well. We hope their smiling faces make your day as much as they do ours!

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And we hope you will join us on #GivingTuesday, December 3! How are YOU giving back this holiday season?

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Nov 8, 2013

Thank you for an amazing year at Story Tapestries!

Thank You Global Giving Donors
Thank You Global Giving Donors

We at Story Tapestries cannot thank you enough for your incredible support of our work! The lives of hundreds of children are being impacted daily as a direct result of your generosity. Just check out a few of the projects you supported this past year!

We were able to increase our presence at Tyler Elementary School in the disadvantaged Southeast area of Washington DC and engage more students in after school programs. We were able to offer two new after school programs, including one directly funded by donations to our GlobalGiving microproject, Help Teach DC Students Through the Arts. These students deepened their understanding of essential math skills through movement and music, while experiencing the Brazillian art of Capoeira. Third graders practiced the actor's role as storyteller while exploring fundamental story elements and sequencing, crucial literacy skills.

With your help, we were able to provide matching grants to provide in depth artist-in-residency experiences to 9 schools in Maryland. These schools would not otherwise have been able to afford this high quality programming and the teachers were able to increase the tools available to them to reach their students more effectively.

Because of your support, we were able to give perfomances in 7 libraries across DC throughout the summer and fall. These free to the public performances were a wonderful opportunity for families to share a live theatre arts and storytelling experience.

With your continued generosity, we will continue to offer powerful, life changing arts experiences and arts integration programs to schools, libraries and communities. A few of our friends would like to thank you as well. We hope their smiling faces make your day as much as they do ours!

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Sep 3, 2013

Summer Ends and School Begins

One of my Dreamers
One of my Dreamers

Normally, an excutive director is an administrator.  However as one of the founders of Story Tapestries, I don't think I can ever let go of the classroom.  On days when I wake up in the morning and have to sit at my desk, it is the children and their smiles that keep me returning to the computer.  It is the teacher's, the parents, the administrators and their dreams for the future that remind me to work hard.  

This summer, I had the priviledge of working in Baltimore City at a middle school.  I have to say it was not an easy environment.  BUT the staff was incredible.  We spent the morning partnering with Math and Science teachers.  The afternoon, I was given a team of young women to educate.  We explored our dreams for the future....We talked about dreams.....and we built a foundation for our dreams to grow upon.

In their words:

Myeisha: Everyone has a dream.

Keirra and Shamiara: Anyone can be what they want to be!

Shania: When I see myself as an adult, I see myself having lots of friends, having a career and a wonderful family.

Kaia: In order to have a future I have to do the right thing like going to school.

Skyler: That’s what I’m planning on doing in my future. 

Jalen: I’m going to ask my grandmother, another lawyer, about how to go against an opponent in court.

Nicole: I’m going to train to do my best.

Kayla: I hope I win in life for my family.

Everyone: These are our steps for tomorrow.

I hope that as the year progresses, Story Tapestries can help more children create their future.  If you enjoyed reading this story, please share it with your friends.  The more people know our story the more we people we can serve.  

A Lawyer in the Making!!!
A Lawyer in the Making!!!
Telling Stories
Telling Stories

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