Programs

"I shine when my students shine."
– DY partner teacher

DreamYard

Programs

Our programs focus on developing the artistic voice, nurturing the desire to make change, and cultivating the skills necessary to achieve collaborative goals in our youth, prepping them to become future leaders and innovators.

ISPs work with a network of over 40 Bronx public schools, using the arts to support curriculum and arts learning through DreamYard Residencies and After School Arts Companies that run from October to May. DreamYard also hosts the Bronx Arts Learning Community (BALC), a network of public schools working together to reach a goal of arts education for 100% of their students. The only one of its kind in NYC, BALC’s three-tier support system provides a variety of free professional development opportunities for administrators, classroom and art teachers, and teaching artists.

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As the only multi-arts integration school in NYC, DY Prep promotes Scholarship, Character and Artistry in its over 370 students. The arts-integrated curriculum emphasizes problem solving and critical thinking in addition to enriched understanding of all subject areas. DY Prep is committed to providing the support and guidance that will allow each student to graduate with a Regents diploma, gain acceptance to a college or university, and set them on a clear path toward a fulfilling and meaningful career.

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The Art Center offers nationally-recognized programming across different art forms that include theatre, poetry, dance, visual arts, photography, video, music and audio production, fashion design, and Maker projects. At the Art Center, 5-21 year olds access the arts, leadership development opportunities, and academic and social supports such as college preparation, social work services, and artist mentorship. Programs run after school and on weekends from October to May, with summer intensives in July.

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DreamYard Project | 1085 Washington Avenue Ground Floor Bronx, NY 10456 | Tel: (718) 588.8007