Curtain Call

Over the last four weeks, 16 students dedicated their summer to revamping the Multi-Purpose Studio inside and out. At our celebration on Friday, after brief opening remarks from SAM’s Sarah Bloom and an introduction to Design Your Neighborhood from this summer’s teaching artists, Satpreet Kahlon & Erik Turnberg, the teens toured their friends and families through the space and then we wrapped up with presentations of the student’s takeaways.

And  now that we’ve all had a chance to catch our breath again, it is my pleasure to introduce to you the new and improved MPS. 

Below are the before and after pictures. Please put up your tables, keep all hands inside and hold all “Wow’s” until the end.


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WOW. right? The MPS is unrecognizable. They’ve turned a space that looked more like a gym room 4 weeks ago into one that really not only looks, but feels like a black box theater. The teens are all so proud of the work they did, and they put in a lot of hours of hard labor with no complaints. They have been dedicated and invested into this project. They strove to beautify a space in their school and there was nothing that could stop them. For that, we are excited to announce that the rest of our money will go to creating a plaque with all of the participants names and the work that they did at AAA that will hang in the entryway. Below is the template of what will hang outside the MPS.


A special thanks to our friends during this time: On the Boards, the Vera Project, Jehan Osanyin, Chris Landigin, SAM staff & interns, and of course the wonderful teens of AAA. Congrats, again!

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