Summer Program Coordinator Position Open


1. STORY STICHERS LOGO-WINDOW_BLACKJoin Saint Louis Story Stitchers team this summer!

Position Open

Summer Program Coordinator

$15/hour

15-20 hours/ week

PT Employee

No benefits

Start ASAP

End August 11

Program contact point. Responsible for communicating program details to members, as well as community partners, organizing logistical details for programs and seeing programs through to successful completion. Work with supervisors to design program details within budget.

Stage manager for performances

Qualifications:

Strong organizing skills

Strong communication

Experience working with youth 16-24 years old

Experience in the arts management

Availability for all relevant event dates

Links to upcoming page and tour page

Education:

Preferred: Associates or Bachelors degree in the arts or related field

Minimum: HS diploma, GED Or equivalent experience

Physical lifting up to 20 pounds

Reliable transportation

Two references

Criminal background check

Apply through INDEED

Winslow’s Farm


 

Story Stitchers took a cultural trip to beautiful Winslow’s Farm in Augusta, Missouri today, hosted by Randy and Ann Lipton, to learn about agriculture and to shoot footage for the music video of Good for Your Health.

Good for Your Health is a school assembly program for 5-15-year-old children. The interactive program includes original music, a skit, games and dance and covers nutrition and bullying in fun and innovative ways. Story Stitchers will perform the program at th Loop Arts Fest June 22nd at 9:00 AM at the Midwest Farmers Market on the Delmar Loop.

The trip to Winslow’s Farm was supported by Randy and Ann Lipton, Randy and Ann Lipton Charitable Fund of the St. Louis Community Foundation.

Our special thanks to Ann and Randy for their generosity in hosting us.

We had a really wonderful time!

Stitchers Youth Council received an “It Starts With Us” Youth Project Sponsorship from the St. Louis Mental Health Board and St. Louis Violence Prevention Commission for the Good for Your Health school assembly program.

Help them take the program to additional schools!

Donation

Support the educational programs of Saint Louis Story Stitchers Artists Collective.

$25.00

Opening Nite!!


 

Friday, June 7th, 2019

Opening Night!

Join Story Stitchers for

Peace in the Prairie

Photography Exhibition!!

 

Everyone is welcome!

Live jazz, great photography and relaxing fun!

 

The Dark Room

3610 Grandel Square

Drop In 5:00-9:00 PM

Plus enjoy a solo set by jazz pianist Ptah Williams

5:30 to 7:30 PM.

 

Saint Louis Story Stitchers’ Peace in the Prairie expands the artistic body of work of African American artists, supports the exploration of natural settings by both artists and audiences and the greater understanding of Missouri’s endangered prairies. The exhibition highlights photographic work collected for the project in Missouri prairie lands.

Is the path towards peace through Missouri’s prairies?

Artistic collaborators on the project include visual artists Troy Anthony, Susan Colangelo, Demil Johnson AKA Superhood, and Stitchers Youth Council photographers Cali Fleming and She’Kinah Taylor. Performing artists on the larger project include K.P. Dennis, Reginald McNichols AKA Ntegrity, Bobby Norfolk, and Merlin Bell.

Produced by Saint Louis Story Stitchers Artists Collective in association with The Dark Room, Gina Grafos and Kranzberg Arts Foundation.

Peace in the Prairie has been created with support from Missouri Arts Council, a State Agency. The project is supported by Missouri Foundation for Health and by Kranzberg Arts Foundation.

The Dark Room is open Monday through Thursday, 4:00 M-12:00 AM, Friday, 4:00 PM through 1:00 AM, Saturday, 10:30 AM through 1:00 AM and Sunday 10:30 AM through 9:00 PM

Free and Family-friendly

 

Stitchers @ The Dark Room!


Friday, June 7th, 2019

Opening Night!

Join Story Stitchers for

Peace in the Prairie

Photography Exhibition!!

 

Everyone is welcome!

Live jazz, great photography and relaxing fun!

 

The Dark Room

3610 Grandel Square

Drop In 5:00-9:00 PM

Plus enjoy a solo set by jazz pianist Ptah Williams

5:30 to 7:30 PM.

 

Saint Louis Story Stitchers’ Peace in the Prairie expands the artistic body of work of African American artists, supports the exploration of natural settings by both artists and audiences and the greater understanding of Missouri’s endangered prairies. The exhibition highlights photographic work collected for the project in Missouri prairie lands.

Is the path towards peace through Missouri’s prairies?

Artistic collaborators on the project include visual artists Troy Anthony, Susan Colangelo, Demil Johnson AKA Superhood, and Stitchers Youth Council photographers Cali Fleming and She’Kinah Taylor. Performing artists on the larger project include K.P. Dennis, Reginald McNichols AKA Ntegrity, Bobby Norfolk, and Merlin Bell.

Produced by Saint Louis Story Stitchers Artists Collective in association with The Dark Room, Gina Grafos and Kranzberg Arts Foundation.

Peace in the Prairie has been created with support from Missouri Arts Council, a State Agency. The project is supported by Missouri Foundation for Health and by Kranzberg Arts Foundation.

The Dark Room is open Monday through Thursday, 4:00 M-12:00 AM, Friday, 4:00 PM through 1:00 AM, Saturday, 10:30 AM through 1:00 AM and Sunday 10:30 AM through 9:00 PM

Free and Family-friendly

 

STL Youth Jobs!


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Looking for something to do this summer? Need a summer job?

Come roll with the STL Story Stitchers!

Story Stitchers is a proud partnering STL Youth Jobs organization!

  • 16-24 years old
  • Resident of the Baden, Bevo Mill, Carr Square, Columbus Square, Dutchtown, Fairgrounds, Gravois Park, Greaterville, Kingsway East, Kingsway West, Mark Twain, Mark Twain I-70 Industrial, O’Fallon, Penrose, The Ville, Tower Grove East, Walnut Park East, Walnut Park West, and Wells Goodfellow neighborhoods of St. Louis City, as well as North St. Louis County

STL Youth Jobs Apply Today!

 

 

Pick the City UP Receives RAC Support


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Saint Louis Story Stitchers is pleased to announce the Pick the City UP 2019 Tour  has received strong support from the Regional Arts Commission.

Pick the City UP 2019 Tour is presented with additional support from Missouri Foundation for Health, LUSH Corporation’s The Charity Pot, Kranzberg Arts Foundation, Steward Family Foundation, Cardinals Care, and Incarnate Word Foundation.

The Tour will kick-off at 1:00 PM Saturday, July 6th during Fair St. Louis in the beautiful new Mezzanine at Gateway Arch National Park with a live Story Stitchers performance! Come in & be cool with your favorite Story Stitchers!

Pick the City UP 2019 Tour, now in its 3rd year, presents Saint Louis Story Stitchers unique brand of urban storytelling, featuring live original STL hip hop, spoken word and story magic on public health issues St. Louis cares about including gun violence. Pay tribute, join the fun, and make a difference. Bringing positive change to the Lou.

Stops include Tillie’s Corner in JeffVanderLou on July 13th,  Young Art Activists Training on July 9th at Kranzberg Arts Center, Youth Open Mic’s with the South Side Youth Council at Thomas Dunn Learning Center and The Fellowship on Jefferson in Dutchtown on July 16th and July 25th, the West Side Street Feast at Wellston Loop Community Development Corporation’s empty lot (THE BEST lot in the Lou!) at MLK and Hodiamont on August 3rd, a Back to School Block Party at Gregory J Carter Park in Walnut Park with the Greater Pentecostal Church of God on August 10th, and back to the our favorite lot on Hodiamont October 26th for Halloween and Super Heroes of the West End!

Who’s ready? We ready!!!

 

Good For Your Health


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Story Stitchers Youth Council members Shawn Prather, Emeara Burns, She’Kinah Taylor, Cali Fleming, AnnaLise Cason, and Antonio Anderson presented their new program, Good For Your Health, to children at Farragut Elementary School’s after school program May 24th, 2019.

The program teaches basic concepts on nutrition and bullying and includes original music, dance, a skit, and games.

In June, Story Stitchers will take a bus trip to Winslow’s Farm to learn about nutritious foods and to shoot the music video for Good For Your Health.

Good For Your Health will be presented for the public during Loop Arts Fest, the morning of June 22nd at the Midwest Farmers Market.

Teacher evaluations show the youth are doing meaningful work!

 

What issues contribute to poor nutrition?

  • Amount of money within the household.
  • Having a safe place to eat.
  • Affordability.

 

What issues do you think youth are facing that contribute to bullying?

  • Some students are not aggressive.
  • Understand individual’s differences.

 

What topics or aspects of the program did you find most useful?

  • The rap song about your health.
  • Bullying skit

 

How could this program be more effective or useful to you?

  • I would love if the whole school could enjoy the performance.
  • It was perfect.

 

Would you use free access music videos for the songs in the program?

  • Yes
  • Yes!!

 

Thinking about this program, what kind of curricular/teaching material would be helpful to you?

  • Comprehension materials; Have students write down what they remember.

 

What is your overall assessment of the program?

  • 5 Excellent
  • 5 Excellent

 

This program is supported in part by a grant from the St. Louis Mental Health Board and the St. Louis Violence Prevention Commission.

THe program grew out of youth leadership advocacy work by Saint Louis Story Stitchers  Youth Council supported by  LUSH Corporation’s The Charity Pot.

Cardinals Care


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Saint Louis Story Stitchers is pleased to announce that the organization has received a 2019 Cardinals Care grant to support its youth programs!

Story Stitchers had a fun day at the Ball Park being hosted by the Cardinals for a grant ceremony on the field and a big game afterwards! We had a blast!

Thank you so much Cards! We luv ya! Go Birds!!

STL STRONG ON TEAM WORK!


Saint Louis Story Stitchers 4th Annual Bowl A Thon is the charitable organization’s annual fundraiser.

Funds from this bowl-a-thon will go directly to benefit Saint Louis Story Stitchers Youth Gun Violence Prevention Program.

Thank you to Missouri Foundation for Health and Susan Sauer at Rome West Realty, LLC for your support.

Corporate and Foundation Sponsorship Opportunities

$100 Logo on website

$250 Logo on website, thank you on blog

$500 Logo on website, thank you on blog, and on banner for East Loop Juneteenth event, 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM on June 15, 2019. Banner deadline May 31, 2019

$1,000  Logo on website, thank you mentions on blog, shout-outs by Stitchers MC and logo on banner for East Loop Juneteenth event, 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM on June 15, 2019. Banner deadline May 31, 2019

Send your donation to:

Saint Louis Story Stitchers, 616 N Skinker Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63130

or contact: Merlin Bell,  merlinbell@storystitchers.org / 314-899-9001, for more information.

Plus…

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

VOLUNTEER today!

King Pins & Strike Queens! The Bowl A Thon Committee needs YOU!

Buy a T-Shirt for $20 and Support a Stitchers Youth Bowling Team!

Limited number available at Stitchers Storefront Studio on June 19th and at the Bowl A Thon.

Volunteers are assigned to a Stitchers Youth Council Team and may come and cheer on them on! Everyone is a winner!

Bowl A Thon Volunteer Registration 

Date:     Wednesday June 19, 2019

Time:     Drop-in between 11:00-7:00 PM to register

Location:   Stitchers Storefront Studio, 616 N Skinker Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63130

Bring:        The names and addresses of 20 friends or family who will sponsor YOUR participation  as a youth team booster in the Bowl A Thon!

2019 Bowl A Thon!

Date:            Sunday, July 28, 2019

Time:            4:00-7:00 PM

Location:     Pin-Up Bowl, 6191 Delmar Blvd,, Saint Louis, MO  63112

Here’s what your gift can accomplish:

  • $25 will sponsor the cost of start-up for 1 participant in Stitchers Youth Council Program
  • $50 can sponsor a youth in one performance or cultural outing
  • $100 can fund a teaching artist at a creative workshop
  • $250 can fund a video of Story Stitchers at work in the community
  • $500 can fund an after school assembly program
  • $1,000 can fund a Story Stitchers performance on gun violence prevention for a community center or neighborhood block party.

Thank you!

2019 Bowl A Thon

Story Stitchers Annual Fundraiser for youth violence prevention programs.

$25.00