Education + Community
Restorative Practices Facilitator
Restorative practices is a social science that integrates developments from a variety of disciplines and fields — including education, psychology, social work, criminology, sociology, organizational development and leadership — in order to build healthy communities, increase social capital amount communities and peers. I use this process in schools mainly to integrate processes of empathy to inform better ways of responding to behaviors.
COMPAS has been putting creativity into the hands of Minnesotans for over 40 years. We’re not just a non-profit arts organization; we’re a non-profit education organization that teaches through art. Our professional artists work alongside students, teachers, senior citizens, hospital patients, teens, and just about any other community member to spark their imaginations and infuse their lives with creativity.
How we do it
Our artist tool kit includes visual artists, performing artists, musicians and writers, all committed to touching people by exposing them to hands-on creative expression. That creative expression can take the form of residencies, workshops, performances, community impact projects/public art or anything else you can imagine.
Why we do it
Creativity isn’t a matter of the haves and have-nots. It isn’t the privilege of the young or a luxury of the old. It is an essential piece of humanity. Through art, we aim to empower everyone to change their lives and change the world.
(Roho, Swahali word meaning soul or spirit)
We are all about community. We have a grass roots perspective and our mission is to embrace, support and nurture other Visual Artists of color. We want to be an integral part of the fabric in our community and seek to educate our people about how art can be a powerful force for unity, empowerment and change.