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Marwen

  • Marwen
  • 833 North Orleans Street
  • Chicago, IL 60610
  • 312-944-2418
  • 1987
  • Sarah Atlas
  • 312-944-2418 Ext 207

Program Description

Marwen is a non-profit arts education program and our mission is to educate and inspire under-served young people through the visual arts. We provide free, after-school programs in the visual arts, college preparation, and career development.

Students must be in grades 6-12, live in the city of Chicago, be able to make work for up to three hours, have the desire to attend Marwen, and come from under-served communities or schools. Marwen students come from 55 of the 57 zip codes in the city.

Services Provided

  • Arts and cultural
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • Parent/family services

Demographics

Race & Ethnicity

  • American Indian or Native Alaskan: 1%
  • White: 12%
  • Asian or Pacific Islander: 6%
  • Hispanic/Latino: 45%
  • Other: 6%
  • African American: 30%

Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 450
  • Middle School: 300
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

First-Generation

  • Between 50% and 75%