by Shobie Partos, Director of School and Community Outreach
Have you heard jokes about how Austin is one of the few places where people all the time sit around and have conversations about how great the town is? I laugh about it because I have done this multiple times.
I love living here for all the usual reasons– the music, the breakfast tacos, Barton Springs, the vibrant downtown, the heat… but I also realize that this is not always a wonderful place for everyone, and there are significant challenges for many of Austin’s residents. Like so many folks I know, we want to make a positive change here. We want to make this an even better place to live for everyone, but it is not always clear how to go about it.
And that’s why I am thrilled about my new job at Creative Action (formerly Theatre Action Project) where the arts are used as a tool to engage young people and empower them to make positive change in their lives. Through in-school, after school, and community programs Creative Action inspires youth to be:
- Creative artists
- Courageous allies
- Critical thinkers
- Confident leaders.
Isn’t that amazing?! I have never before witnessed such engaging and important programming, and I want for it to reach all of our kids.
As the Director of School and Community Outreach I book our in-school programs, and work to identify where our programs are needed. If you are interested, please contact me to find out more: firstname.lastname@example.org
UPDATE: Theatre Action Project is now Creative Action. Read more about our name change.