Partners and Affiliations
Telling It is also a vehicle for college education by providing academically rigorous engaged learning both inside and outside the classroom. Telling It, in partnership with the University of Michigan’s Residential College course, “Empowering Community through Creative Expression,” offers U-M students field placements at a community-based organization that uses the arts in a social justice context. This four-credit course introduces students to the ways in which the creative arts are used to reflect community issues and provide platforms for problem-solving and personal transformation. Open to undergraduate and graduate students, the class is taught by a collaboration of teachers that model an engaged-learning teaching style, and the lead teacher is also the Telling It director. The Residential College, a partner since 2002, serves as Telling It’s administrative home.