Online Arts Education & Resources
We at WPCA know and understand that these are challenging times for everyone. That is why our staff has spent the past weeks gathering helpful resources for our WPCA family and community.
For elementary, high school, and college students!
Youth Empowerment Month
Youth Empowerment Month featured a month-long series of workshops where youth explored identity, community, and self-advocacy through creative expression.
The program is completed, but if you have a youth in your life who is looking for projects to do, all of our videos will remain live for any families to watch and participate.
We encourage everyone to follow our youtube channel below and click the notifications bell so you can get alerts when we post new content.
Summer Art Camp
Summer Art Camp features eight weeks of programming for ages 6 – 14 which include two 3 week modules, and two weeks of virtual and on-site programs. We’ll focus on a new theme and medium each week – everything from drawing to sculpture to puzzles!
Registration is open. Completed projects will be curated in our virtual reality 8th Annual Youth Art Exhibit!
Check out the link to learn what we’ll learn each week of camp!
Paid High School Intern Positions
Emerging Art Leaders College Internship Program
The Emerging Arts Leaders Program targets college students (18-24 years of age) that have already completed at least one semester internship at WPCA. This program will provide an opportunity to receive professional development, training and hands on experience through the lens of trauma-informed care.
English as a Second Language (ESL)
MPL offers resources for English as a Second Language (ESL) learners. Central’s Adult Study Center has various materials to improve one’s English.
- Referrals to specific agencies and organizations based on caller eligibility for you or your family.
- Advocacy for callers struggling with language, comprehension, anxiety, and other barriers.
- Crisis intervention for families in need of food, shelter, and natural disaster relief.
- Follow-up with callers to ensure they are getting the help they need.
- An up-to-date online database of community resources.
Dial 2-1-1, Text 898211, or visit their website.
United Way Relief Fund
United Way has a COVID-19 economic relief fund. They will help with bills, rent, and food. You can visit their website or call 1-866-211-9966 and provide your zip code. They will give you a list of local agencies to provide assistance.
Community Advocates is concerned about the health and safety of those who access their services during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Therefore, they are temporarily closed to the public but will be offering services over the phone or by email.
Here’s how you can get in touch:
- General Community Advocates information and questions: Call 414-449-4777. Your call will be returned within 24 hours. Or you can email us at this link and your message will be forwarded to the right department.
- Milwaukee Women’s Center: Call 414-671-6140 any time of the day or night to speak to staff about your domestic violence concerns.
- Milwaukee County Energy Assistance Program: All appointments will be conducted over the phone, not in person. Call 414-270-4653 to schedule your appointment.
- FSET: Call 414-290-7700 regarding this program.
- After hours and on weekends, please call Impact at 2-1-1 for services.