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12th Annual JC ArtReach Auction

In by Alyssa O'Brien

The 12th Annual ArtReach Auction features orphan artwork from around the world, artwork from local and nationally recognized artists, silent auction items, dinner and entertainment. This will be our best event yet! Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

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July Kansas City Volunteer Information Meeting

In by Alyssa O'Brien

Are you ready to make an impact in our community for homeless and at-risk youth? Come learn about HALO and how to get involved at our HALO Volunteer Information Meeting. To sign up, fill out the Volunteer Interest Form here: https://haloworldwide.org/kansas-city-volunteer-form/

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Kansas City Summer Programming

School’s out and that means summer programming is about to start at our Kansas City Learning Center. We have a lot of exciting workshops planned and maybe a few surprises throughout the summer. Check them out below! June July

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Therapeutic Art Can Be More Than A Creative Outlet

Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful part of us (David Richo) HALO believes that art is more than just a creative outlet. Art gives a language to what is difficult to verbally express. Art can do many things. It can spur growth, act as a window into the mind, and breathes beauty into emotions …

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It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s…your local superheroes!

We’ve been working on a very special project with Gordon Parks Elementary in Kansas City. Over the past few months, HALO hosted art workshops for the kindergarten and 3rd grade classrooms. For the final project we worked with the kids to create their own superhero. We talked through what kind of super powers they want, what their costumes look like, …

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Trauma-Informed Care at HALO

You may have heard the term trauma-informed care, or TIC, recently thanks to a 60 Minutes report. We incorporate this practice into every facet of HALO, from the Learning Center to staff meetings to partnering agencies. HALO staff members have been TIC facilitators since 2014 and train all staff, interns, and volunteers during the orientation process. Through TIC training, we …

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Imprinting Respect

At the HALO Learning Center, youth practice a different life skill each month through creative projects. A quote about our monthly life skill is posted for the youth to see, to start a discussion at the beginning of each workshop.  We ask them to give a definition, or in some cases an example of this skill in their own life. …

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Dream Spaces Come Alive

  HALO provides housing, healing, and education to children in the greatest need, but not without the help of our beloved HALO Family. We are lucky to partner with so many incredible volunteers, organizations, companies and donors who bring life to our mission. One of our amazing partners, STEAM Studio hosted an incredible project for our summer programming. The theme …

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Five Ways Art Helps Children

If a picture is worth a thousand words, our kids have a lot to say.                         At the HALO Learning Center, we provide future-focused art programs to empower homeless youth and equip them with the necessary skills to become contributing members of society. So why art? It can be …

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And the ArtsKC Innovator Award Goes to…HALO!

HALO is excited to receive the Innovator Award at the 14th Annual ArtsKC Awards Luncheon last Thurs., Feb. 23, 2017! Helping at-risk and homeless children heal from their past through artistic expression is at the core of our mission, and it is such an honor to be recognized for our impact on the Kansas City community. We couldn’t serve our children …