Tonight’s the night!

Gabrielle and I are so excited to celebrate with everyone at tonight’s reception for the installation of our 12 students banners down North 5th Street.!

Before we head off, we wanted to acknowledge the fabulous sponsors that N5SRP brought on board for the event. We will be tasting a little of the neighborhood’s best foods tonight including: La Calenita Bakery, Seo Ra Bol Korean Japanese Restaurant and more!

Word on the street is…banner installation began at 10am today!

We are anxiously awaiting pictures to share, and would like to again thank North 5th Street for all their work to make the FIRST community installation of work by students participating in LTP happen in the FIRST year of the program in Philadelphia!

LTP on CBS + podcast of Liz Gilly’s interview with Karin Phillips

Students Display Art Work From ‘Literacy Through Photography’ Program (Click HERE to hear the podcast of Liz Gilly’s interview with Karin Phillips of KYW News Radio)

July 11, 2011 5:17am

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The results of the first “Literacy Through Photography” program in Philadelphia is being displayed at the galleries of Moore College of Art and Design.

Students in seven classrooms at five Philadelphia schools were given cameras and told to document what was around them and then write journal entries about their experiences.  The result, says Moore galleries interim co-director Elizabeth Gilly, was not only interesting photographs, but increased literacy skills, better interaction and more self confidence. And the communities near the schools will also benefit.

“Twelve student photographs have been selected to be made into three-by-six foot banners and put down the street,” Gilly says.

Kathleen Troy 2011, William Cramp Elementary School

But Gilly says it’s about more than just a school assignment, “These kids are coming in with a whole new sense of confidence and a new ability to write in a different way and they’ve already improved in how they work together in the classroom.”

Ten-year-old Ashley Esperra of William Cramp Elementary School took photos of her teacher: “I took pictures of my teacher, because I wanted people to know about a teacher who inspired me to become a teacher myself.”

Reported by Karin Phillips, KYW Newsradio 1060

First Community Installation

In partnership with the North Fifth Street Revitalization Project (NFSRP), located near 5th and Olney, we are proud to announce that the first community-installation of work by students participating in Learning Through Photography at Moore will commence this July!

Representatives from NFSRP selected 12 works to introduce Learning Through Photography at Moore in the community surrounding three of our five inaugural schools: Nueva Esperanza H.S., Grover Washington, Jr. M.S. and William Cramp Elementary School.

This is only the first in what we hope will be a continued effort to place student work created as part of  LTP in ALL communities that surround our participating schools.

Congratulations to these students and stayed tuned for details about a small ceremony to mark the unveiling in late July!!

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