Read Blog posts from our ArtWorks apprentices here.

Center for Arts-Inspired Learning’s (CAL) ArtWorks program is an arts-based youth development program for high school students designed to develop 21st Century workplace skills and promote college readiness through apprenticeships in the arts. Students are hired to work in small groups called co-ops, under the guidance of a professional master teaching artist.

CAL is proud to offer ArtWorks Summer, a 6-week program, and ArtWorks Afterschool, a 12-week twice a week program. Both provide opportunities for students to earn a wage, gain valuable workforce skills, prepare for higher education, and have fun working in an art form of their choice!

In spring 2011, Marsha Dobrzynski was bestowed the Cleveland Arts Prize’s Martha Joseph Prize for her commitment to arts education in Northeast Ohio, and CAL received the Ohio Association of NonProfit Organizations’ Excellence Award for ArtWorks programming. In early December, the organization received the Ohio Department of Youth Services’ Director’s Community Recognition Award in partnership with the Governor’s Council on Juvenile Justice and the Ohio Association of Juvenile Court Judges and Ms. Ratner was honored with MyCom‘s 2011 Youth Voice Award for Civic Leadership from The Cleveland Foundation and Cuyahoga County’s Family and Children’s First Council.

In March 2012, ArtWorks was awarded “the coolest internship” from the Northeast Ohio Council of Higher Education.


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