From Cassidy Kapps-Gibson, new Office Admin. Intern
I’d like to introduce myself as a new intern here at Yes! And…Collaborative Arts. I am doing my internship, from September to late March, via Drexel University, where I am a sophomore English major. I am focusing on nonprofit office administration. If you call into YACA during the fall or winter seasons there is a good chance I will answer your call. Besides that, I am carrying out day-to-day office tasks, as well as working on the YACA website and blog. I am really excited to learn more about nonprofit organization, as well as Yes! And… as a whole.
Almost all aspects of Yes! And… drew me to work here. I’ve been around arts and social justice-based nonprofits all my life, so the atmosphere is familiar to me. To this end, art is one of the most important things in my life. Having been raised by two phenomenal visual and performance artists, I myself am a collage artist and photographer and am interested in art therapy, as well as the arts as a form of education.
Hailing from West Philadelphia, I attended a grade school that valued community arts initiatives and worked closely with small arts organizations around West Philly. I also attended a creative and performing arts high school as a creative writing major.
I haven’t gotten the chance to be around the campers at YACA as of yet, but I am excited to attend events and learn more about the benefits of art in education and development.