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Volunteer Highlight!

Emily Chen is a weekly TAP volunteer at Allan Elementary’s after school program where she assists TAP Teaching Artist Lillie Hollingsworth with a Pre-K class and Senalka McDonald with two 3 – 5th grade classes.

Emily has a great demeanor for working with kids- she’s calm, relaxed and as Lillie says, “is an overall great spirit to have around.”

Senalka comments, “Emily has been doing a great job. She’s great with the kids as far as relating to them. She’s very sweet, the kids miss her when she’s gone. I can always ask for her opinion about the lesson I have planned. She also is very good about just jumping in, and not waiting for direction. A+++!”

Emily is a senior theatre and social work major at UT Austin.

About creativeactionaustin

We are based in Austin, Texas and reach more than 16,000 young people every year through our unique blend of theatre and education programs.Our programs expose young people to critical social problems and offer opportunities for them to creatively think about how they can be a part of solutions to these problems. Creative Action is a unique blend of art and education – for us, the two are intertwined. We believe that using the arts as a teaching method provides a fun, engaging and inspiring way to learn – it incorporates the whole mind and body.

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