Thank you, Community! Because of your generosity and support, we surpassed our goal of 100 donations of $100, coming in at 103.75%!! We are so grateful for your support, and are proud to have wrapped our centennial year in such a profound way. Thank you.
Our Historic Cooper School, a.k.a. Youngstown, turned 100 years old in 2017. Keeping true to its original purpose, the building – now Youngstown Cultural Arts Center (since 2006) – continues to be a place for youth education. Youngstown saw 45,000 visitors in 2016, bringing together youth and community members of all walks, and providing space for programming and projects around social and environmental justice, 3 floors of Affordable Housing, as well as special events.
Not only does Youngstown provide space in this way – it also houses 7 different non-profit organizations doing similar work. To name a few, The Service Board, SW Interagency Academy, Totem Star, Arts Corps, and Reel Grrls run programming at Youngstown and work in the community to develop the gifts of our youth, and provide direction for a career in the arts.
Thank you, again, for your outpouring of support. We feel empowered to know that our community shares a vision of expanding our work to serve the world through Art, Nature, and Neighborhood.
Click here for photos from our centennial celebration, Youngstown 100.