Educational Programming

Educational Programming

Far left: Blue House-Home by Jessie James (top) and Farmhouse after Castle by Rayvon Allison, both from Wells High School, 11th grade. Center: A work inspired by Henry Darger, by a Bronzeville Scholastic Institute student. Right: Homage to Ulysses Davis, Armstrong School, 7th grade students. Photos: Melissa Marinaro

Each year, 20 teachers from 10 Chicago public schools are selected through a careful admissions process to participate in Intuit’s award-winning professional development program. Through the program, teachers interested in incorporating the work of self-taught artists into their classrooms receive training in how to use the art to supplement learning in the subjects of English, history, social studies, visual art, music and computer science.

This year, the fellowship program served 2,600 students with the help of generous grants from the Lloyd A. Fry Foundation, the Polk Bros. Foundation and the John R. Houlsby Foundation, as well as through donations from Intuit’s members.

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