Partnerships & Alliances
Partnerships and alliances among organizations across our city is key to strengthening bonds between communities. CYS has collaborated on programming and events with arts and culture organizations large and small in order to broaden and diversify our reach; and we work with a variety public, private, charter, and parochial schools throughout the region to build communities of students that would otherwise have few, if any opportunities to interact. CYS also invites professional artists from various disciplines, including theatre, puppetry, music, and spoken word, to collaborate on our programs and enrich our pedagogy. CYS does not believe in one method of teaching or learning Shakespeare. Rather, we seek to offer a variety of “ways in,” exposing and connecting students to Shakespeare, and ultimately to each other. Through programming and collaboration with arts education partners, CYS is broadening the scope and impact of Shakespeare education opportunities for Chicago area students, particularly in underserved communities.