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CASA-Supported Creative Art Works After-School Public Art Employment Prorgram

Robert H. Goddard High School

138-30 Lafayette Street

Ozone Park, NY 11417

These five large canvases honor the diversity, sacrifice and courage of veterans and their families who, “gave up their today for our tommorrow.” The original canvases will be on display at the St. Albans Community Living Center, a Veterans Affairs facility in Jamaica, Queens. Reproductions of the canvases will be used to beautify a local throughfare.

The artwork was created by students from Robert H. Goddard High School as part of an after-school program that included a youth employment component. Apprentices were guided by professional teaching artists from the initial concept development through the client presentation, to the final brush stroke and public unveiling. Along the way, they gain tangible employment and life skills such as leadership, teamwork, responsibility and the power of taking initiative. They are empowered by the enduring accomplishment in their work of art and its positive impact on the community.

Frank Parga, CAW Teaching Artist

Ayla Rexroth, CAW Teaching Artist Assistant

This program was supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and Council Member Eric A. Ulrich .