"I believe service learning projects can empower communities to promote social change and education through the arts."
Millennium Fellowship Project
Engagement through Art is supported through the Diversity and Inclusion Science Initiative Fellowship and funded by the ASU Change-maker Civic Engagement grant. Two service learning art projects will commence this fall in Phoenix, Arizona and Havana, Cuba with underserved youth populations to complete public murals and to address social justice and community issues identified by students. These projects are Empowering Latino communities to promote social change and education through the arts. Qualitative and quantitative data will be collected from both project locations for a mixed-method analysis of the program's impact on participating youths. Evaluating personal growth from social-emotional learning skills achieved throughout the process, and self-efficacy gained through artistic expression and community engagement.
About the Millennium Fellow
Kira is a rising senior at Barrett the Honor’s College through Arizona State University, studying Sociology, with a concentration on youth interventions. Working as a research assistant on several youth-related projects, she also interns with Chicanos Por La Causa under research and development for projects supporting Latino communities. Engagement through Art is her individual research thesis project.