Monthly Archives: October 2010

‘Urban Heroes’ Educates and Inspires Children

LSD - urban heroesAnthony Isaac Perez writes that he created ‘Urban Heroes Art  & Advocacy’ as his project in Landmark Education’s Self-expression and leadership program. The organization is dedicated to educating and inspiring youth by empowering their artistic self-expression. Urban Heroes provides art programs which include mural making and alternative street art.

Earlier this year the first fundraiser for the group was held. Titled ‘Paint my Town with Heroes’, the event, held at the El Fandango restaurant in San Diego, used $40 tickets and a silent auction to raise money, and engaged in a conversation with attendees using visual media to explore what the program can provide for the community.

In addition to art techniques, Urban Heroes programs are about children having the leadership skills to create murals that enhance their communities. Find out more at the Urban Heroes blog.

Dream a Little Dream Art Camp Serves 200

LSD - dream a little dream‘Dream a Little Dream’, a project created by Reena Chowdhury as a project in Landmark Education’s self-expression and leadership programme, has held its first art camp for orphans and street children on September 21. DNA (Daily News & Analysis) Bangalore has a story about the project.

‘Dream a Little Dream’ Art Camps launched

A series of art camps titled ‘Dream a Little Dream’ was launched in the city on Monday. The camps are aimed at touching the lives of hundreds of underprivileged children. The first art camp was held at APSA – Dream School, a voluntary organisation for underprivileged children at HAL. About 200 children participated in the one-day camp. The project is an initiative of Reena Chowdhury, an IT professional who wants to make a difference in the lives of underprivileged children.