Whoopensocker “brings the extraordinary imagination of kids to life” through in-school creative writing residencies and performances! Whoopensocker is a branch of the UW Community Arts Collaboratory, which also includes programs in dance, drumming, and visual art.
From their website: “The Gurukulam is an indigenous knowledge center and a residential school where 50 students between six and eighteen years old live, study and train together with their teachers and caregivers.” The school, and the remarkable vision of its founders, are testament to what is possible through grassroots community activism and the intergration of arts and academics.
From their website: “There is a huge task awaiting us, the task of changing the attitude of society, especially of men towards women. This is a gigantic task. Maher is therefore not just a project. It is a vision of a new society where men, women and children have opportunities for growth, education and happiness. Maher has come a long way since its humble beginnings in 1997. Today Maher is a officially from UN registered NGO – Non Governmental Organization. Over 4000 women and children have passed through the Maher experience and come out brimming with self-confidence and dignity. “