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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.

    The Stories Of Greater Lawndale (UIC X Yollocalli) Pt. 1

    The Stories Of Greater Lawndale (UIC X Yollocalli) Pt. 1

    This two-part bilingual podcast exhibits stories from 15 individuals living in the communities of North and South Lawndale, discussing the unsafe working conditions and employment difficulties apparent in these neighborhoods as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Produced by the Your Story, Your Way interns in Spring 2021:
    August Abitang, Emmanuel Ramirez, Melissa Regalado, and Antonio Salazar

    **In partnership with the University of Illinois Chicago School of Public Health as part of “The Greater Lawndale Healthy Work Project” and Yollocalli Arts Reach, a youth initiative of the National Museum of Mexican Art.

    • 55 min
    The Stories Of Greater Lawndale (UIC X Yollocalli) Pt. 2

    The Stories Of Greater Lawndale (UIC X Yollocalli) Pt. 2

    This two-part bilingual podcast exhibits stories from 15 individuals living in the communities of North and South Lawndale, discussing the unsafe working conditions and employment difficulties apparent in these neighborhoods as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Produced by the Your Story, Your Way interns in Spring 2021:
    August Abitang, Emmanuel Ramirez, Melissa Regalado, and Antonio Salazar

    **In partnership with the University of Illinois Chicago School of Public Health as part of “The Greater Lawndale Healthy Work Project” and Yollocalli Arts Reach, a youth initiative of the National Museum of Mexican Art.

    • 24 min
    Radio Show: The Ice Cream Show by Cardenas Kids

    Radio Show: The Ice Cream Show by Cardenas Kids

    A series of audio-pieces, songs and radio segments made by the Cardenas Radio Club students of Cardenas Elementary School during the school year of 2020/2021.
    The students explored their narration skills, creative writing, experimental sounds, asmr, empathy in times of pandemic and shared their love for pets.

    • 7 min
    Radio Show: The Pets Show by Cardenas Kids

    Radio Show: The Pets Show by Cardenas Kids

    A series of audio-pieces, songs and radio segments made by the Cardenas Radio Club students of Cardenas Elementary School during the school year of 2020/2021.
    The students explored their narration skills, creative writing, experimental sounds, asmr, empathy in times of pandemic and shared their love for pets.

    • 12 min
    Radio Show: The Best Of The Oofers From Cardenas Elementary

    Radio Show: The Best Of The Oofers From Cardenas Elementary

    A series of audio-pieces, songs and radio segments made by the Cardenas Radio Club students of Cardenas Elementary School during the school year of 2020/2021.
    The students explored their narration skills, creative writing, experimental sounds, asmr, empathy in times of pandemic and shared their love for pets.

    • 28 min
    La Mesita - Lester Rey

    La Mesita - Lester Rey

    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.

    *Featuring: Lester Rey, A Latin Alternative artists with a versatile gift as a music innovator and crowd amplifier, Lester sits down with La Mesita on his creative and artistic journey.

    • 27 min

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