Month: June 2016

HMPRG Honors Palidofsky with 2016 Schweitzer Leadership Award

The Health & Medicine Policy Research Group and the Chicago Area Schweitzer Fellowship Program recognized Storycatchers Founder and Artistic Director, Meade Palidofsky, with a 2016 Schweitzer Leadership Award. Each year, this award honors an individual who has done significant work to mitigate the social determinants of health in the community, and whose commitment to service has influenced […]

Changing Voices Hones Life, Leadership & Communications Skills

The development of communication and leadership skills is one of the primary benefits of participation in a Storycatchers program.  This is particularly true of the Changing Voices post-release employment program, where youth focus on honing life skills as well as job-readiness.  Building on the storytelling and teamwork they learned with Storycatchers inside the Illinois Youth […]

Youth in Storycatchers Theatre Programs Share Stories with the Illinois Supreme Court

On Monday, March 14, 2016, members of three Storycatchers Theatre programs for court-involved youth performed in chambers for the Supreme Court of Illinois. Participants in the Fabulous Females, Firewriters, and Changing Voices programs presented scenes and songs from recent productions in the Courtroom of the Supreme Court building in Springfield. According to Artistic Director Meade […]