Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Center For Arts Education, Inc.

  • New York, NY
  • www.caenyc.org

Mission Statement

The Center for Arts Education (CAE) is dedicated to ensuring that all New York City public school students have quality arts learning as an essential part of their K-12 education.
CAE is the only organization in New York working through direct service programs in schools; professional development for school leaders, classroom teachers and teaching artists; and active advocacy and public engagement to inform and influence educational and fiscal policies in support of a well-rounded education for all children that includes the arts.

Main Programs

  1. Career Development Program
  2. Professional Development
  3. Parents as Arts Partners
Service Areas

Self-reported

New York

The Center for Arts Education's school-based programs and public education initiatives extend to every borough in New York City, allowing the organization to reach an exceptionally broad-based population. The organization's history, resources, and reputation have positioned CAE to be the leading advocate for arts education in New York City. Additionally, through comprehensive government outreach initiatives, CAE works at a city, state and national level to create arts-friendly public policy and educational accountability.

ruling year

1997

Principal Officer since 2016

Self-reported

Ms. Lisa Robb

Keywords

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arts education, arts, public education, arts in schools, drama, theatre, theater, studio art, studio thinking, dance, music, CAE, education reform, special populations, arts advocacy, autism, mentorship, career development, professional development, literacy, ESL, English as a second language, equity, common core learning standards, social justice

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Also Known As

CAE

EIN

13-3938080

Physical Address

520 8th Avenue North Tower, 9th Floor

New York, 10018

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Arts Education/Schools (A25)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (B01)

Other Youth Development N.E.C. (O99)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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The scope of CAE's programs and initiatives extends to every borough in New York City— one of the world's most diverse urban environments— allowing the organization to reach an exceptionally broad-based population. CAE has worked with more than 500 schools, 490,000 students, 21,000 teachers, 75,000 parents, and over 400 cultural organizations, while the organization's history, resources, and reputation have positioned CAE as a leading voice in support of New York City public school arts education reform.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Career Development Program

The Career Development Program (CDP) is designed for high school students interested in careers in the arts,
CDP offers mentored internship opportunities and college and career readiness skills.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Budget

Program 2

Professional Development

CAE is dedicated to improving the quality of teaching and learning through Professional Development, giving principals, classroom teachers, in-school arts specialists and teaching artists the knowledge, skills and resources to transform their school in an art-rich environment.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Other Named Groups

Adults

Budget

Program 3

Parents as Arts Partners

The Center for Arts Education’s Parents As Arts Partners program is a unique school-based arts education program that engages parents and families in hands-on, interactive arts education activities with their children. The program seeks to increase parent engagement and involvement in city public schools and in their child’s education, creating shared, high-quality arts experiences that align with classroom curriculum.

Category

Community Development

Population(s) Served

Adults

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

Charting Impact

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Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    The Center for Arts Education (CAE) is committed to ensuring that every child in every New York City public school has equal access to a well-rounded education of which the arts are a central component.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    We work to achieve this mission through school and community programs, professional development, parent engagement, and advocacy.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    CAE offers a comprehensive platform that includes model programs in all arts disciplines, professional research, and policy recommendations that inform the conversation about arts education at every level from the classroom to the Capitol.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    Just in 2015, we partnered with Historic Hudson Valley on a new curriculum in 14 middle schools across the city, collaborated with the UFT Teacher Center and the Council of Supervisors and Adminstrators to offer arts integration workshops for educators citywide, and welcomed prestigious new worksites for our Career Development interns. We were invited to serve as a Founding Member of the Lincoln Center Global Exchange, and to join the Executive Committee of the New York State Blue Ribbon Commission on the Arts.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    Among other impacts, the funding has led to the following positive
    outcomes:
    - Newly-hired arts teachers have been placed in over 95 undeserved city schools, with a large percentage in the Bronx and Central Brooklyn;
    - More than 120 new partnerships have been funded to bring arts and culture into city classrooms;
    - Over $8 million has been allocated to improve arts classrooms and facilities and to purchase arts supplies, instruments and materials;
    - Borough arts directors have been hired to help schools meet the state requirements for the arts;
    - The city's new pre-kindergarten teachers have received training to infuse art, music, dance and theater into the pre-k curriculum.
Service Areas

Self-reported

New York

The Center for Arts Education's school-based programs and public education initiatives extend to every borough in New York City, allowing the organization to reach an exceptionally broad-based population. The organization's history, resources, and reputation have positioned CAE to be the leading advocate for arts education in New York City. Additionally, through comprehensive government outreach initiatives, CAE works at a city, state and national level to create arts-friendly public policy and educational accountability.

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Financials

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THE CENTER FOR ARTS EDUCATION
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Center For Arts Education, Inc.

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Ms. Lisa Robb

BIO

Lisa Robb is a seasoned arts administrator and field leader, having held positions over the last 30 years at artists' studios and commercial galleries, Modern Photography Magazine, The Ansel Adams Center, Bronx Museum, and Pelham Art Center. In 2011, Governor Andrew Cuomo appointed her Executive Director of the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency managing a $40M grants and regrants program serving more than 2,000 non-profit organizations and artists in New York State.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Jill Braufman

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