CAC is abuzz with creative energy this summer with more than 125 classes and workshops offered in our core programming and many outreach programs for underserved populations. We have deepened our collaboration with Café Momentum, a social service organization offering culinary and life skills training to post-release juvenile offenders. We know that when young people have the opportunity to reimagine their place in the world through arts education, lives are transformed.
Café Momentum is doing this as well by providing a safe, real-world environment while nurturing accountability. By teaming up with such an organization, it magnifies the positive impact on these young people's lives...something that both CAC and Café Momentum get. We worked with glass blower, Carlyn Ray, to have the kids create a glass installation at the Café Momentum restaurant which was installed last week. And if that weren't enough, we are currently working with the kids on the third year of Feasts of Clay during which they are making platters to display the restaurant's popular fried chicken dish!
We are also in the third week of our 10-year-old Camp MetalHead program at CAC, which is a job skills and arts instruction program in welding and jewelry for underserved and at-risk teens ages 13-17. Many thanks to our amazing funders that keep us so busy in the summer with this exciting and much needed free programming, the City of Dallas/Office of Cultural Affairs, Texas Commission on the Arts, the Thomas Charitable Lead Trust. In-kind donors include Blue Mesa Grill, Empire Baking Company, Garden Café, Spiral Diner, Torchy's Tacos and Zoe's Kitchen.