Smart Art & Peace Initiative





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Project Description

Country: USA

Location: Chicago

Total Budget: $16,000

Areas of Focus: Peacebuilding and conflict prevention, Basic education and literacy

Activity Type: Peace: General

Summary: Teaching art to 3rd grade students from CPS, exposing them at the Smart Art Museum at U of Chicago , as a way to cope with conflict.

Chicago Financial District would like to pursue this project. We are dependent on CPS being in person and them allowing us to

follow through with this project.

Smart Art includes the involvement of The Smart Art Museum at U. of Chicago, CPS and the Chicago Financial District Rotary Club. Third grade student attend the Smart Museum twice; once at the beginning of their instruction and the other at the end. They receive eight classes about art at their schools. The goal is to teach them how to use art to deal with conflict. Rotarians (approximately 10) help in the classroom and at the Smart Art Museum. We would like to have 200 students involved in the program. These are student that lost art instruction in their inner city schools.

Project funds will be used to pay instructors, transportation to the Smart Art Museum to and from school, and reimburse the museum for supplies used.

Project Contact Person

District: 6450

Rotary Club of: Chicago Financial District

Primary Contact: Debbie Willage

Email: deborawillage@gmail.com

Project Status

This project is "Paid". This means that the funds from the district have been issued. This project is now being ready for implementation. When this is done, a report needs to be uploaded on the project page and the "Reported" button needs to be clicked, then the status of the project will be changed to "Reported".

Project listed for the 2021-22 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

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Chicago Financial District (6450)









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History Log Entries


by Debbie Willage

System Entry: Creation of project page.


by Rachel Ossyra

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.


by Debbie Willage

System Entry: Project signed by Debbie Willage.


by Rachel Ossyra

System Entry: Project approved by the District Approval Committee.


by Ed Graziano

System Entry: Check for DDF payment issued by Foundation Treasurer.

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