Educational Partners

Columbia College Chicago

One of Chicago’s leading cultural institutions for more than 100 years, and the country’s largest Arts and Media college with more than 11,000 students and 1,100 faculty members, Columbia College has opened its doors to the children of Snow City Arts. Through their Urban Missions program our children now have access to countless departments and resources throughout the university. Our young people are able to meet and work with faculty and students on original projects, attend Columbia’s High School Summer Institute, and even qualify for scholarships to the university.

Chicago Public Schools

Chicago Public Schools is the third largest school district in the United States. One of the top priorities in the Chicago Public Schools is to provide unique learning opportunities both inside and outside the classroom.

To accomplish that goal, Snow City Arts helps CPS accomplish this by tracking our work with patients against state learning standards, and sharing it with CPS to get children classroom credit for work accomplished in the hospital.  CPS has even created a special Snow City Arts Course which allows chronically ill children to take our “class” and follow a specialize curriculum in the hospital setting that allows them to keep up in school.

With a goal to continually launch new programs and initiatives to improve education for CPS students, parents, teachers, partners and the community, the CPS partners with Snow City Arts to help bridge the gap between school and hospitalization.

Ingenuity Inc.

Ingenuity’s mission is to leverage the vibrant communities, rich knowledge and significant resources of Chicago to ensure the arts are a critical component of every public school student’s education. Snow City Arts works in partnership with Ingeunity to collect and analyze student arts learning data.