Marbling daubs of paint, smudging charcoal lines, even springing off a gymnast's mat?the ways students challenge themselves at Renaissance Arts Center are as diverse as the students themselves. Classes are available for students aged three years to adult, and focus on visual arts, fitness, music, and literary arts programs. Curricula are designed to be comprehensive, incorporating a broad base of concepts, from fundamentals to techniques for specific mediums.
Over a period spanning three decades, Bakos Group's professional resumé writers have allied themselves with more than a million people in the struggle against unemployment. One-on-one consultations—whether conducted online, over the phone, or via ham radio—kick off a 10-step process that eventually transforms resumés and cover letters from mere pieces of paper into job-winning golden tickets. Along with personalized guidance during a job search, Bakos Group assists workers-to-be by tapping into resources that include career-management tools and a database with more than 15 million employers.
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Colored fabrics, purple bowls full of scissors, and multicolored skeins of yarn crowd tables at 83 West Workshops. Here, art therapy workshops and retreats help attendees navigate the emotional landscapes of their lives. Participants make collages and connect with others during the instructor-led sessions.
Kids go to the Golden Life Resource Center for not only for tutoring, but also for assistance in planning their futures—the tutors helps them with college applications and job searches. The nonprofit doesn't focus exclusively on kids, though; the team also strives to enrich the lives of senior citizens with resources such as technology training and fitness classes.