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Yollocalli Arts Reach is the award-winning youth initiative of the National Museum of Mexican Art, we offer FREE arts and culture programming to teens and young adults.
Located in the heart of Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood, we serve as an open community center with studio spaces, computer lab, radio production studio, a large art library, and a creative, supportive staff and teaching artists who are always around to help, encourage, and inspire. We aim to strengthen the students’ creative and cultural capital by engaging them with their own cultural discourses through art making.

Thank you to the Robert R. McCormick Foundation for their continued support.

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Yollocalli Arts Reach is the award-winning youth initiative of the National Museum of Mexican Art, we offer FREE arts and culture programming to teens and young adults.
Located in the heart of Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood, we serve as an open community center with studio spaces, computer lab, radio production studio, a large art library, and a creative, supportive staff and teaching artists who are always around to help, encourage, and inspire. We aim to strengthen the students’ creative and cultural capital by engaging them with their own cultural discourses through art making.

Thank you to the Robert R. McCormick Foundation for their continued support.

    Wattz Up! - Inside

    Wattz Up! - Inside

    Wattz up! is produced by Yollocalli Arts Reach youth and broadcast through Lumpen Radio, WLPN 105.5FM Chicago.

    Is the world ruled by reptilians? 🦎In this weeks weird show, the youth will dive deep and discuss time travel, underground cities and share some scary stories!!

    Also, we have an exclusive interview with YouTuber Doenut Factory, discussing his experience being a video editor, book author and having accumulated over 90k fans and millions of views.

    • 1 hr
    Wattz Up! - Yollo @ Pitchfork 2022

    Wattz Up! - Yollo @ Pitchfork 2022

    Wattz up! is produced by Yollocalli Arts Reach youth and broadcast through Lumpen Radio, WLPN 105.5FM Chicago.

    Yollocalli was invited to this year’s Pitchfork Music Fest! We covered the music acts, Renegade craft fair, Chirp record fair, food vendors, and our overall thoughts on the weekend.

    Yollo also participated in a series of DoorDash backstage conversations with artists, and YSYW student Kaelah Serrano got the opportunity to interview Chicago singer, song-writer, producer, and all around creative artist Kaina. 🪩

    Shoutout to Elia, Leslie, Mark, and everyone in the Pitchfork+DoorDash team for organizing and inviting us to participate in the backstage interviews!

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Wattz Up! - Binge Building

    Wattz Up! - Binge Building

    Wattz up! is produced by Yollocalli Arts Reach youth and broadcast through Lumpen Radio, WLPN 105.5FM Chicago.

    This week the youth talk all about buildings! Now the word itself has 2 meanings, as it can refer to an established structure, or be described as a process of making something. Join the Yollocalli crew as we tackle both definitions!

    Featuring interviews with J, a young virtual building expert in the Roblox world, an architect on how to build for the community, as well as conversations regarding the fate of Discount Mall in LV, gentrification in our Chicago neighborhoods, and segments that reflect on how Legos and video games can lead to lasting interest on structures… all of this and much more in our new episode: Binge Building

    • 24 min
    Wattz Up! - Your Body, Your Way

    Wattz Up! - Your Body, Your Way

    Wattz up! is produced by Yollocalli Arts Reach youth and broadcast through Lumpen Radio, WLPN 105.5FM Chicago.

    This week the Wattz Up! youth discuss the recent overturning of Roe V Wade and what it entails about abortions, the right to privacy and other rights of liberty. We especially focus on what it entails for the state of Illinois and neighboring and the affects to the LGBTQ+ community.

    Stay tuned for our interviews with Planned Parenthood IL, Diana Arrellano-Gonzalez, a reproductive justice activist, and J, who co-led the sexual health & wellness campaign, PrEParate prep at Cook County Research.

    • 1 hr 49 min
    Wattz Up! S20Ep1 - None Of Your Business M&S

    Wattz Up! S20Ep1 - None Of Your Business M&S

    Wattz up! is produced by Yollocalli Arts Reach youth and broadcast through Lumpen Radio, WLPN 105.5FM Chicago.

    • 1 hr 43 min
    La Mesita - Junius Paul

    La Mesita - Junius Paul

    La Mesita is a feature series of live performances and interviews from Wattz up! produced by Yollocalli Arts Reach youth, broadcast live through Lumpen Radio, WLPN 105.5FM Chicago.

    In this conversation with Junius Paul, La Mesita crew discovered the history of jazz in Chicago, his influences, and advice for the new generations of musicians. Not to mention his fashion and style as a musician.

    • 28 min

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