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the members

PYAC consists of eight organizations:

AS220 Youth, a transitional arts program that employs and engages Rhode Island youth, but focuses specifically on those recently released from the state's Juvenile Detention Facility, the Rhode Island Training School (RITS).
Website: www.youth.as220.org
Facebook page: www.facebook.com/pages/AS220-Youth/166206546746458

Community MusicWorks, a string quartet in permanent residence in an urban neighborhood that teaches music to young people, performs locally, mentors their students, and organizes community events for entire families.
Website: www.communitymusicworks.org
Blog: www.communitymusicworks.typepad.com

DownCity Design helps people design solutions for their communities. Their goal is to improve the city of Providence and other core cities in RI by inviting youth to imagine and create better futures, using the tools of design. Their free design education programs help people become change-makers by inviting them to create structures, graphics, and products that respond creatively to challenges and opportunities in their communities, making the city a better place to live, work, and learn.
Website: www.downcitydesign.org
News page: www.downcitydesign.org/news/

Everett Company Stage & School, a professional dance and multimedia company that builds long-term relationships with urban youth through professional mentor- ship, including the opportunity to create and perform.
Website: www.everettri.org
News page: www.everettri.org/category/latest-news/

Girls Rock! Rhode Island, a volunteer-based non-profit that uses music creation and critical thinking to foster empowerment, collaborative relationships, and the development of healthy identities in girls and women.
Website: www.girlsrockri.org
News page: www.girlsrockri.org/category/news/

The Manton Avenue Project, a program for youth living in Providence's Olneyville neighborhood, modeled on New York City’s 52nd Street Project, in which adult theater artists team up with kids to create original theater.
Website: www.mantonavenueproject.org
Blog: www.mantonavenueproject.org/?cat=4

New Urban Arts, an interdisciplinary arts studio where emerging artists and high school students practice powerful mentoring relationships as they work toward a lifelong creative practice.
Website: www.newurbanarts.org
Blog: www.newurbanarts.org/whats-new/

Providence CityArts for Youth, a community-based arts center that connects youth ages 8-14 with free, professional arts learning experiences that are inspired by the creative process of art-making—in visual arts and design, per- forming arts, and creative writing—and the exploration of ideas and concepts that shape our communities and everyday lives. 
Website: www.providencecityarts.org
Blog: www.providencecityarts.org/blog