Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Young Audiences of Northeast Ohio Inc

  • Cleveland, OH
  • www.yaneo.org

Mission Statement

Young Audiences of Northeast Ohio enriches the lives of children and promotes creative learning by uniting the arts and education.  To enhance students’ learning in reading, writing, math, history or the sciences, YANEO has a range of artists and programs to fit almost any educational need and budget. We have the expertise to provide a complete and connected learning experience while energizing an entire school.

Main Programs

  1. Art is Education
  2. Preschool Programs
  3. Artworks
  4. Arts Education Programs
Service Areas

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Ohio

On July 1, 2006, the Cleveland chapter changed its name to reflect an expanded
service area throughout Northeast Ohio, serving the following 18 counties: Ashland, Ashtabula, Carroll, Columbiana, Cuyahoga, Erie, Geauga, Huron, Lake, Lorain, Mahoning, Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit, Trumbull, Tuscarawas, Wayne

ruling year

1978

Principal Officer since 2001

Self-reported

Marsha Dobrzynski

Keywords

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afterschool arts programs, music programs, arts education, theatre programs, school assemblies, preschool arts programs

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EIN

34-1241756

 Number

4032059307

Physical Address

13110 Shaker Square C203

Cleveland, OH 44120

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Arts Education/Schools (A25)

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

Cultural, Ethnic Awareness (A23)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

Programs + Results

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Overview

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YANEO is the only multi-arts resource for Northeast Ohio schools—pre-school through high school—committed to making learning through the arts a fundamental component of young people’s development.  Nationally, Young Audiences’ programs reach over 8 million youth each year.  In 2007-2008, through more than 6,400 programs, YANEO delivered over 256,000 programs to students in urban, rural and suburban school districts throughout eighteen Northeast Ohio counties.  Both organizations have been recognized for their work.  The national organization is the recipient of the 1994 National Medal of Arts from the National Endowment of the Arts, sharing the award with the Cleveland Chapter.

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

Art is Education

A whole school model providing arts integrated programming in select Cleveland Metropolitanl Schools.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Budget

$940,000.00

Program 2

Preschool Programs

From stories and fingerplays to songs and movement, YANEO preschool programs enchant the youngest learners with the magic of the arts.  These 30-minute performances are specially designed for early childhood classes ages 3 to 5.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

Infants/Babies (under age 5)

Infants/Babies (under age 5)

Budget

$15,000.00

Program 3

Artworks

Artworks is a summer internship program that employs Northeast Ohio high school students to apprentice with some of the area's most dynamic professional visual artists, musicians, dancers and actors.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Female Youth/Adolescents (14 - 19 years)

Male Youth/Adolescents (14 - 19 years)

Budget

$325,000.00

Program 4

Arts Education Programs

Performances
A 45-60 minute program for up to 250 students, an performance introduces an art form and/or culture through a balance of demonstration and audience participation. Performances can be held in a variety of settings, including schools, libraries, community centers or any large group setting. 
Workshops
A workshop is a 45-60 minute classroom session for up to 30 students that gives youth the opportunity to work closely with a professional artist in a hands-on environment. 

Residencies
A residency is three or more days of workshops at one location, up to 5 workshops per day.   Residencies are sequential, results-oriented, participatory workshops where youth explore and experience an art form in greater depth.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

$500,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

Ohio

On July 1, 2006, the Cleveland chapter changed its name to reflect an expanded
service area throughout Northeast Ohio, serving the following 18 counties: Ashland, Ashtabula, Carroll, Columbiana, Cuyahoga, Erie, Geauga, Huron, Lake, Lorain, Mahoning, Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit, Trumbull, Tuscarawas, Wayne

Funding Needs

Along with annual fund and endowment campaigns, we seek support from corporations and foundations that wish to support arts education programs in schools.

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Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30

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Young Audiences of Northeast Ohio Inc

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Marsha Dobrzynski

BIO

Over the years, Marsha has positioned YANEO as a vital partner with which artists and other arts organizations want to collaborate. She used the growth YANEO attained through the absorption of ICARE to expand the organization’s influence to other programs, such as the Summer Teacher’s Institute, which offers professional development for teachers in partnership with Playhouse Square Foundation at Cleveland State University. She spends an incredible amount of time building consensus within the arts education environment. She was a founding member and chair of the Cleveland Arts Education Consortium, a 30 member organization that conducted an unprecedented audit of arts education in the CMSD in 2004.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"Why the arts? With the emphasis in schools on literacy, math, and science, where do the arts fit in education for today’s students?  At Young Audiences we believe that it is through the arts that children develop the skills, habits of mind, and social competencies needed for the 21st Century. 

Many people think of the arts strictly in terms of the medium, such as a painting, a play or a concert. They forget about the conceptualization that's required before an artist picks up a brush. They may not appreciate the mental rigor an actor must exercise to memorize lines and interpret a script.  The discipline and hard work required for a recital is often overlooked. And let’s not forget the attention to detail shown by directors, lighting technicians, and set-designers and builders. These are all skills that will be required in the world and workforce of the future.

The case for requiring arts education for its skill-building benefits is solid.  Even the Labor Department produced a study concluding that the arts are a great training ground for jobs of the future. Credible studies also suggest that students who take art courses do better academically than those who do not. Nowhere is creative thinking, and the communication skills needed to convey it, better taught than in the arts.

Young Audiences’ core work is to make exciting, creative connections between school children and skilled teaching artists. Learning in and through the arts can help all children achieve and succeed in school.  Arts experiences promote shared purpose and the team spirit required to excel in school and in the workplace in the future. 

Graham Greene may have said it best:  There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in.  For many children the arts are the door.  We invite you and your school and community to partner with Young Audiences and the professional teaching artists working with us to open doors to the future for young people.  Working together, we can ensure that the arts play an essential role in the education and development of Northeast Ohio’s youth. 

 

Marsha Dobrzynski
Executive Director"

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Isabella Dorr

Hathaway Brown School

Term: July 2008 - June 2010

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