About Youth Arts New York

About Youth Arts New York 2017-05-31T18:12:40+00:00

MISSION:

Youth Arts New York provides experiences in the arts and sciences that engage youth in building a peaceful and sustainable future.

Hibakusha Stories

YOUTH ARTS NEW YORK IS A 501(C)(3) TAX-EXEMPT CHARITABLE CORPORATION, REGISTERED WITH THE STATE OF NEW YORK ATTORNEY GENERAL CHARITIES BUREAU AND IS A LICENSED VENDOR FOR THE NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION. IT WAS FOUNDED IN 2005 AS AN OUTGROWTH OF THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK’S GATEWAY INSTITUTE FOR PRE-COLLEGE EDUCATION.

  • Encourage self-expression in a safe, creative, environment
  • Develop a student-centered learning communities
  • Create an intergenerational communities of alumni, parents and children
  • Form partnerships with a diverse group of artists, scientists, designers, community leaders and other members of civil society
  • Introduce students to their interconnectedness with the natural world
  • Build peace, global understanding and friendship
  • Create a sustainable future for our children and grandchildren
Youth Arts New York

Board of Directors

LINDA S. CHAPMAN, MFA

President: Linda has served as Associate Artistic Director for New York Theatre Workshop from 1995 to the present. With her partner Lola Pashalinski, she co-wrote and performed in the acclaimed Gertrude and Alice: A Likeness to Loving. She co-authored the GLAAD Award-winning Beebo Brinker Chronicles with Kate Moira Ryan, published by the Dramatists Play Service. She is Vice President of Membership on the Board of the League of Professional Theatre Women, and is Founding President of Youth Arts New York.

ROBERT CROONQUIST, MA

Founder and Treasurer: Robert taught multicultural, interdisciplinary global literature and culture for 20 years with the City University of New York’s Gateway Institute for Pre-College Education. A graduate of Stanford University, he spent six years at Hearthshire School, Mendocino County, California, and presently serves as the President of its Board of Directors. He also sits on the board of San Francisco-based Life Frames, Inc. Robert studied in India on a Fulbright scholarship, taught in Istanbul, Turkey and was Jamaica High School, Queens, NY, Teacher of the Year in 1998. He is a facilitator of the work of Harry Hay, Joanna Macy, and of Anna Halprin’s Planetary Dance.

DANIEL OSMAN, BFA

OSMAN-TEAM-PHOTO-150pxSecretary: Daniel is the owner and proprietor of the Dreamaway Lodge, a Berkshire legend for more than 90 years. He is an educator, theater professional and central figure in a flourishing Berkshire music and art community. He has worked in a variety of capacities with, among others, New York Theatre Workshop, Shakespeare & Company and Mixed Company. He participated as an actor and director of Shakespeare in the Schools from 1990 – 1995. He has performed in Berkshire productions of Jean Genet’s The Maids and Fully Committed by Becky Mode, and recently celebrated 20 years as proprietor of the Dreamaway.

KATHLEEN SULLIVAN, PHD

Hibakusha Stories Program Director Kathleen is an education consultant to the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs; was the principal author of disarmament related curricula for the UN’s Cyberschoolbus website, and co-wrote with Peter Lucas Action for Disarmament: 10 Things You Can Do! From 2000 to 2006, Dr. Sullivan coordinated the Nuclear Weapons Education and Action Project of Educators for Social Responsibility. She is Senior Advisor of the Global Hibakusha Project for Peace Boat, Tokyo. Her most recent films are the feature documentary The Ultimate Wish: Ending the Nuclear Age with Robert Richter and the short The Nuclear Age in Six Movements with animations by Amber Cooper Davies. Kathleen has led workshops and seminars on disarmament throughout the world, and is a Nagasaki Peace Correspondent and Hiroshima Peace Ambassador.

SANDRA W. PARKER, MFA

Vice President: Sandra is a Tulsa-based educator, sculptor, and painter. She received her BFA in Ceramics and MFA in Art History from the University of Tulsa. Her teaching career spanned 35 years and included Undercroft Montessori School, Philbrook Museum of Art, and Immaculate Conception, all in Tulsa. She has served on many boards including the Board of Friends in Deed in New York City. She has been active with Youth Arts New York since its formation.