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 28, 2016

It's coming, it's coming....it's HERE!

Learning shapes!
Learning shapes!

The special day has ARRIVED!

Story Tapestries has steadily been able to increase the number of people we serve annually by 10%, and in 2017 our goal is to reach 15% more - that would mean connecting with 126,500 people with powerful arts-based tools. To do this, we aim to raise $5,000 for STEAM programs before December 31. With special incentives and grants that will help match donations NOW - #GivingTuesday - this presents an incredible opportunity!

Have the arts touched your life? In today's world of technological innovation, US high school students are far behind our international counterparts at number 27 for mathematics and 20 for science. In 2013, only 35% of eighth grade students performed at or above the proficient level in mathematics, and only 32% in science. The arts are especially effective in reaching every type of learner at any age and are an amazing curricula connection that build excitement and understanding.

For further inspiration, check this out: Guest blogger, Mandela Harmon, shares HERE about what children's books can teach us about the value of art, acceptance, kindness and the meaning of family. She's been a children's book specialist for 15 years and offers insight about four books that have something extra special to offer their readers. Check out what she has to say!

Tomorrow, as part of #GivingTuesday, our Executive Director, Arianna Ross, will share a special moment in a Facebook LIVE video. Tune in HERE at 7pm EST to hear what she has to share!

If you believe in the work of Story Tapestries, we ask that you help us reach more community members in 2017. To do so, consider being part of the growing social movement - #GivingTuesday. Share, Tweet, Post on Facebook! After Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday, millions of people will join forces to give back to their communities on #GivingTuesday. GlobalGiving has garnered the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation - they will be matching donations at 50% on November 29th for up to $1 million in donations! This means $10 will mean $15 towards Story Tapestries programs if you give today - that's a pretty awesome incentive! Matching starts at 12:00am EST and goes until 11:59pm EST or until funds run out; and they usually run out before 11am EST! 

Please consider giving again on this important occasion and letting your friends and family know about this unique opportunity to give the most powerful gift of the ARTS!

Thank you for your continued support of Story Tapestries!

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Nov 28, 2016

It's coming, it's coming....it's HERE!

Celebrating the fabric of our communities
Celebrating the fabric of our communities

The special day has ARRIVED!

Story Tapestries has steadily been able to increase the number of people we serve annually by 10%, and in 2017 our goal is to reach 15% more - that would mean connecting with 126,500 people with powerful arts-based tools. To do this, we aim to raise $5,000 before December 31 to take the next steps toward launching our Virtual Classroom. With special incentives and grants that will help match donations NOW - #GivingTuesday - this presents an incredible opportunity!

Have the arts touched your life? The arts are especially effective in reaching every type of learner at any age and are an amazing curricula connection that build excitement and understanding. The Virtual Classroom will put arts-based tools at the fingertips of parents, teachers, librarians, community leaders and children to improve learning experiences and build community in even the most remote neighborhoods. Online courses, how-to videos, an interactive forum, Virtual Field Trips and so much more are coming soon!

For further inspiration, check this out: Guest blogger, Mandela Harmon, shares HERE about what children's books can teach us about the value of art, acceptance, kindness and the meaning of family. She's been a children's book specialist for 15 years and offers insight about four books that have something extra special to offer their readers. Check out what she has to say!

Tomorrow, as part of GivingTuesday, our Executive Director, Arianna Ross, will share a special moment in a Facebook LIVE video. Tune in HERE at 7pm EST to hear what she has to share!

If you believe in the work of Story Tapestries, we ask that you help us reach more community members in 2017. To do so, consider being part of the growing social movement - #GivingTuesday. Share, Tweet, Post on Facebook! After Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday, millions of people will join forces to give back to their communities on #GivingTuesday. GlobalGiving has garnered the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation - they will be matching donations at 50% on November 29th for up to $1 million in donations! This means $10 will mean $15 towards Story Tapestries programs if you give today - that's a pretty awesome incentive! Matching starts at 12:00am EST and goes until 11:59pm EST or until funds run out; and they usually run out before 11am EST! 

Please consider giving again on this important occasion and letting your friends and family know about this unique opportunity to give the most powerful gift of the ARTS!

Thank you for your continued support of Story Tapestries!

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Nov 22, 2016

What we're grateful for...

HAPPY THANKSGIVING from Story Tapestries!

As we prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday, we at Story Tapestries are reflecting on what brings us joy. At the top of our list is our amazing family - and that includes YOU!

We're grateful for...

...your ability to read this message

...children's smiles when they have lightbulb moments of learning

...teachers' renewed excitement when they discover new ways to connect with their students

...our partners that inspire and support us

...the child that discovers the joy of reading after participating in a program

...the parents that learn how to share a song, a poem, or a story with their children

...the 110,000 people we were able to connect with in 2016 thanks to YOU!

MOST of all, we're grateful for supporters like YOU that see the value of Story Tapestries.

THANK YOU for being a part of our ever-growing family of artists, educators, parents, students and community members.

We are excited to have launched an artful moment initiative that brings a Story Tapestries artist or family member into your home every Tuesday at 7pm EST. This past Tuesday featured artist Suzanne Richard. If you missed here, you can watch her HERE! Then tune in Tuesday November 21st with artist Carrie Sue Ayvar!

While ARTS are meaningful for connecting youth with STEM concepts, Story Tapestries also supports the development of literacy skills. Without knowing how to read, write and communicate clearly in English, students struggle to succeed in any and all academic areas. Because of this, Story Tapestries also has a project dedicated to supporting literacy programs, and with this project we're participating in GlobalGiving's year-end campaign. You can visit our literacy project HERE.

Be sure to check out our latest blog post on the impact of the arts on literacy development.

Several studies have linked the impact of arts with the development of language arts skills and literacy skills. Arts integration programs implemented in schools across a period as short as a few months have been shown to improve students' abilities to master certain language skills.

There are many ways in which the arts can be integrated into the classroom. Read more in this week's blog here...

If this project still connects with you and what's important to you, please consider being part of this growing social movement - #GivingTuesday. After Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday, millions of people will join forces to give back to their communities on GivingTuesday. GlobalGiving has garnered the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation - they will be matching donations on November 29th for up to $1 million! This means your donation can go twice as far if you give next Tuesday - that's a pretty awesome incentive!

Please consider putting it on your calendar, and letting your friends and family know about this unique opportunity to give the most powerful gift - LITERACY!

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