Author Archives: Allison

Help us raise $30,000 by June 30th to keep our doors open for youth!

Youth Action Coalition is running an Indiegogo Campaign to raise the funds we need to continue our vital Arts-for-Change programs. We need your help. The funding climate has dramatically changed. This year we were hit hard with decreases in state and federal … Continue reading

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Spring Into Action! End-Year Events

This program year is sadly, but strongly coming to an end. Join us as we celebrate this year with a final exhibit, “Spring Into Action” at the Pelham Library from May 13-24. The opening reception will take place on Saturday, … Continue reading

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Lights, Camera, Youth Action! A wonderful Sunday afternoon..

On Sunday, March 23, over 200 people gathered in the UMass Student Union Ballroom to celebrate and support Youth Action Coalition. YAC youth led the way with meaningful presentations and artwork exhibited around the room. Through the silent auction, photo … Continue reading

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SAVE THE DATE: 3/23/14

Our 7th Annual Fundraising Celebration.. Lights, Camera, Youth Action! Sunday, March 23, 3-5pm Student Union Ballroom UMass Amherst “It is a pleasure of mine to gather a variety of artistic people at an event supporting youth and social justice empowerment. … Continue reading

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YAC Unity Open Mic was a magical evening!

On Friday, January 31 we had our YAC Unity Open Mic in Amherst and celebrated creativity, community and talent! With over 40 people in attendance we moved through the evening with poetry, prose, and song. Thanks to all who came … Continue reading

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“In Our Time” Winter Exhibit Dec. 19 – Jan. 6

Come out to Workshop 13 in Ware, MA to see our Winter exhibit, In Our Time! Workshop 13 13 Church St. Ware, MA workshop13.org, 413.949.6937   Work by our 4 Arts-for-Change programs: GirlsEyeView in Amherst & Ware, Video Vanguards, and … Continue reading

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Mark Your Calendars! Valley Gives Day is December 12, 2013!

On 12.12.13, our community will come together for Valley Gives, and we need YOU to join us. Valley Gives is the Pioneer Valley’s second annual regional giving day, where supporters will go online and make donations to support hundreds of … Continue reading

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YAC at the GLSEN Conference of Western Mass

During this first GLSEN Conference of Western Mass in Fall 2013, members of YAC led & participated in hands-on and informative workshops, spoke on the Action Panel, and met other youth and educators advocating for diversity education and acceptance, empowering … Continue reading

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YAC Unity with 2050 Legacy!

Last Friday, October 18, was the first YAC Unity event of this program year and it was a great success! 2050 Legacy, back for another performance workshop, led us through an evening of many art forms. After mingling and engaging … Continue reading

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YAC programs are off to a wonderful start!

Our first couple weeks of programming have been lovely and fun-filled beginnings! Groups have already started to build community and construct beautiful pieces of art; groups have engaged in and created community guidelines and values, team-building activities, book and collage making, … Continue reading

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