Rainey Institute is excited to share that Cleveland.com has featured one of our Summer Camp Teen Assistants, Cameo Moore, in an article discussing Youth Opportunities Unlimited (Y.O.U.) Summer Youth Employment Program.
As a part of the Y.O.U. program, Cameo was placed at Rainey Institute to work as a Teen Assistant throughout our 6-week Summer Arts Day Camp. As a part of the summer job, Cameo was able to help change the lives of Cleveland youth by engaging them in the performing and visual arts while also expanding her skills and experience.
“I just love the atmosphere and the people who work here. Everyone’s so loving and friendly. And I love working with the kids. I love the fact that we can teach them different styles of art and they get the opportunity to grow further.”
Rainey Institute offers the Teen Leadership Program each year. Check out this article, featuring Cameo Moore, who worked at Rainey this summer as part of the Y.O.U. Summer Youth Employment Program. You can watch your child blossom too! Call 216.881.1766 or visit www.raineyinstitute.org to learn more.
Councilman Basheer Jones has organized 3-days of music, food, and fun on August 3rd, 4th, and 5th! The festivities will kick off on Friday with a Block Party from 5p – 8p at East Professional Center. The Block Party will include vendors, food trucks and music by DJ Ellery Day. On Saturday, a parade kick-off will start at 12p at the Hough Multipurpose Center. A Festival will then take place from 12p – 6p at MLK High School and will feature live bands, games and activities for children, food trucks, vendors, and resources from the City of Cleveland and the community. The festivities on Sunday August 4th will begin with a Senior Pancake Breakfast from 9a – 11a at the Thurgood Marshall Rec Center. Seniors are invited to come share a hearty and healthy free breakfast. The festivities will conclude on Sunday with a family picnic from 1p – 6p at the Fannie Lewis Community Park at League Park. Food will not be provided, so families are asked to bring their grills and meals and enjoy their neighbors at the park. Hope to see everyone at the festivities!
Join us in a celebration of campers’ achievements on July 24, 2019 for the “Festival of Fun” at 2pm! There will be camp songs, dance, orchestra, and even a potluck meal. Everyone will then head to the November Theater for Bimwili & The Zimwi. Check out these pics of the students polishing their lines for the performance!
This past weekend, Jennifer Harris and Kirby Suntala joined Cleveland GiveCamp at the LeanDog Boat and Burke Lakefront Airport on the shores of Lake Erie to create a new website for Rainey Institute. Together with the rest of the members of Team M: Mike Bradbury, Mike Garuccio, Tim O’Haver, Hui Sian Richardson, and Pamela Sanchez Hernandez, Jennifer and Kirby provided guidance and direction the team needed to ensure that all the features Rainey Institute wanted were incorporated.
Offering a sleek, new design, the new website is built on WordPress and lets Rainey Institute easily maintain the various informational pages so that the Greater Cleveland community has the most recent updates on programs and fundraising opportunities. While there is still more that Rainey Institute would like to have available, GiveCamp has established a solid framework that anyone at Rainey Institute can build on and modify. Rainey Institute has plans to add pages for parent information and volunteer opportunities.
To participate in GiveCamp, Rainey Institute submitted an application for selection. Out of about 70 applications, only 19 non-profits were selected to be worked on this year. Close to 200 technology professionals, developers, designers, database administrators, marketing professionals, and others showed up to help area non-profits with their projects. If you are a non-profit that could benefit from GiveCamp, check out their website here.
Keep an eye out for more posts from Rainey Institute explaining the new features the website has to offer!
Summer’s almost over. Expand your child’s creativity and performing ability…register them NOW in one of our after school arts program.
We have something for everyone whether it’s dance, music, arts, or theater. Let your child choose a program that excites them.
In Arts Enrichment students in grades 2 – 8 will participate in 90 minutes of visual arts or musical theater the first semester then switch for the second semester. Every child will get the chance to dazzle their family and friends in a finale performance or showcase their art at Rainey’s Art Exhibition.
Or perhaps they love to dance! Students can advance their dance skills to the next level through Rainey Institute’s Dance Mastery program! 90 minutes of mastery-based dance instruction is provided to children in grades 3-8. Students rotate through Ballet, Modern, and Hip-Hop dance forms throughout the week and receive individualized instruction from Rainey Institute Teaching Artists and GroundWorks Dance Theater professionals. You’ll be impressed at the moves they learn while you cheer them on during performances.
If not art or dance, perhaps they dream of playing an the violin? El Sistema@Rainey provides mastery-based orchestral instruction to students in grades 2-8, making music fun while inspiring focus and teamwork. Children study violin, viola, cello or double bass through 90 minutes of daily orchestra classes. Professional musicians and classically-trained teaching artists provide instruction and students perform monthly concerts for friends, family and the community.
Have a child in kindergarten or 1st grade, let explore a variety of visual and performing arts in our Young Explorers program. Our Young Explorers teacher will work with teaching artists to incorporate experiences into the day to day routine of the classroom.