BCAP initiative honored in DC
The Birmingham Cultural Alliance Partnership (B-CAP) was one of 17 honorees from the U.S. and Mexico presented with the 2006 Coming Up Taller Award in Washington, DC on January 22. Coming Up Taller is an initiative of the Prresident’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities. The awards recognize and support outstanding community arts and humanities programs that celebrate the creativity of the young people of America, providing them with new oppportunities to learn and contribute to their communities. It also highlights the contributions made by historians, scholars, librarians and visual and performing artists to families and communities by mentoring children.
B-CAP is a initiative led by the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI) involving six area cultural institutions, the City of Birmingham, Alabama and the Birmingham City Board of Education. It annually connects 200 inner-city youth from Banks and Hudson Middle Schools with BCRI’s community partners using arts and humanities to reinforce classroom learning, promote student achievement, nuture personal development and increase parental involvement in education.
For more information, visit the Coming Up Taller website by clicking here. Congratulations, now if I could only find out the names of all of the institutions involved…