Who is that masked person? Ellen, of course, as she’s preparing the surface of the piano/music section in the mural.
Thank you to the Eversource Foundation, who provided an $8,000 grant to support AMP's Outdoor Design and Growing program, a new summer pilot focusing on health and wellness for children and teens through experiences in food production and healthy eating, environmental awareness, design and building in nature, and outdoor arts experiences!
What a crew for today’s Laurel Parade in Winsted—and check out the amazing float our interns created!
The entire Scope crew, as well as the iron workers and other subs, have been working high on lifts and on top of the roof in all sorts of conditions this spring. This amazing group of workers truly epitomize everything AMP is honoring in the creation of the mural.
During the first week in May, our education team piloted two collaborative programs at the Rotella Inderdistrict Magnet School in Waterbury. Students learned about Ellen and her "big idea" for the mural, as well as the process of creating portraits of American workers.
Second-graders made mixed media projects focused on their own "big idea,” while fourth-graders participated in a Blues songwriting workshop focused on subjects in the mural and their own lives, and also created self-portraits using paper plates.
Our membership mailing is coming to your mailbox soon, thanks to interns Jared, Johanna, and Erika. Click here to become a member or renew your membership today.
AMP was one of six organizations invited to participate in Random Hacks of Kindness, an event focused on empowering students to use technology to positively impact the challenges facing local nonprofits in their communities. The one-day "Hackathon" in Torrington involved 4th-8th grade girls from Northwest Connecticut, who were paired with computer science mentors to develop prototype smartphone apps. Read more about the incredible day our intern, Sarah, had.