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New Class of National Student Poets Announced by the White House

New Class of National Student Poets Announced by the White House
In a private ceremony at the White House, the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities (PCAH) Honorary Chair Michelle Obama presented the fifth class of National Student Poets with their pins, signifying their role as poetry ambassadors for the coming year and identifying them as ... Read More »

PCAH Announces the Creative Youth Development National Partnership

The President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities (PCAH) has launched the Creative Youth Development National Partnership with the National Guild for Community Arts Education, Massachusetts Cultural Council, and Americans for the Arts. Creative youth development (CYD) is a recently coined ... Read More »

Turnaround Arts Kids Perform for Singapore Prime Minister

Turnaround Arts Kids Perform for Singapore Prime Minister
The President’s Committee Executive Director Megan Beyer was invited by First Lady Michelle Obama to bring some of PCAH’s Turnaround Arts students from Savoy Elementary School in Washington, DC to perform for Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong and his wife Ho Ching, as well as the ... Read More »

John Brademas: An Appreciation

As an 11-term congressman from Indiana, Brademas left an historic legacy that altered this nation’s cultural and educational landscape. He was principal sponsor of legislation that created the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities in 1965, as well as ... Read More »

First Lady Announces New Partnership with Kennedy Center to Support Turnaround Arts at Student Talent Show

Students from Turnaround Arts schools nationwide performed for First Lady Michelle Obama, their peers, and artist mentors at the White House Turnaround Arts Talent Show to showcase the power of arts education. First Lady Michelle Obama kicked off the show announcing an expansion of Turnaround ... Read More »