Inspired by student interest in the arts, Allison secured resources through the Center’s Micro-Grant to utilize her skills as a printmaker to encourage self-expression among students.
Allison Chalco received a Center Micro-Grant to design and facilitate screen-printing workshops at June Jordan School for Equity. Allison built, gathered, and received donated materials that were accessible and environmentally friendly. Allison first recognized an interest and need for her screen printing workshop at June Jordan School for Equity through her position there as a CCA CONNECTS Extern. Inspired by student interest in the arts, Allison secured resources through the Center’s Micro-Grant to utilize her skills as a printmaker to encourage self-expression among students. There was such an overwhelming interest and engagement with Allison’s workshop that she enlisted the support of a fellow printmaker (Angel) from California College of the Arts to ensure her class had all the necessary resources to thrive.
“There is a buzz about the classroom where students are working together while learning and teaching each other and building upon their skills. There are some very talented printers at JJSE thanks to Allison.” — Ms. Anne Gradeja
Allison’s program sparked an interest in screen-printing among students at June Jordan School for Equity. After implementing the beginner workshop, the school began offering a semester-long screen-printing elective course. JJSE continues to use the grant-funded equipment, and is eager to offer the screen-printing class for years to come. Allison has cultivated a creative learning community, where students work together and teach each other to hone their skills. She continued to be committed to the program after her grant.