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STAFF PROFILE Award recognizes
innovative artists
Helping kids succeed in K-12 program

Hello, my name is that I care and support their Risk takers have READY TO APPLY?
Angelica Villegas and I education. I assist them the chance to earn
work in the K-12 Education in completing their daily $25,000 funded by For more information,
Program. I started working assignments. Chihuly Foundation contact Communications
for the tribe in March. I am Manager Annie Holden at
a Nisqually descendent, At the middle and Artist Trust is pleased to or call
and I was raised on the high school level, I use announce that the 2017 Arts 206-467-8734, ext. 17.
Nisqually Reservation. the school’s Skyward Innovator Award application
My community and program. This allows me is now open. available to individual
canoe to keep children on task by artists and artist teams
family are checking on grades and/ Funded by the Dale and with a history of working
my strength. or missing assignments. Leslie Chihuly Foundation, together as a unit from any
Culture Communication and the $25,000 award is given creative disciplines who are
is the resources are crucial to annually to two Washington age 18 or older, Washington
foundation assist families in creating state artists of any discipline. state residents and have a
of how and a successful student. The exceptional award is the minimum of five years in their
where I I maintain a good largest available to individual professional art careers.
have raised relationship with teachers, artists in the state.
my children. Angelica which provides the best A free webinar and office
I am a Villegas assistance to students The award recognizes hours will be offered to assist
assigned to me. Teachers artists who demonstrate artists with the application
mother of three: Gaby, 12, inform me if a student innovation, experiment with process. Guidelines and
Chula, 10, and Nino, 3. I has missing assignments. new ideas, take risks and information can be found at
graduated from Northwest This allows me to arrange push the boundaries in their
Indian College-Nisqually a time with the student field. Recipients in 2016 were
with an associate degree. and teacher to get missing writer Elissa Washuta and The Arts Innovator Award
I am a believer in and schoolwork completed and musician Ahamefuele Oluo. is made possible through
advocate for indigenous helps students meet their a generous gift from The
education as a tool of academic goals. Elissa Washuta, 2016 Arts Dale and Leslie Chihuly
empowerment for our Innovator Award recipient, Foundation. Its mission is
people. I look forward to working said: “When I began writing to inspire and educate the
As part of my position, with families in this personal essays, I made a public regarding all forms of
I go into schools to check community. decision to let my work be art and to provide support to
on students that are signed as weird as it needed to be artists and arts organizations.
up for our program. For HOMEWORK CLUB while knowing that there was
elementary kids, our visits a chance I would never reach “Grants had a pivotal
are mainly to create a The Education Department assists wide audiences. Thank you, impact on my career in the
relationship so they know our children in the After School Artist Trust, for valuing my early years. It is a privilege
Homework Club at the Youth weirdness, for having faith to be able to provide these
Center from 3-5 p.m. daily. in my risk-taking and for grants, and through them,
giving me the freedom to do Leslie and I hope to make
Work on casino expansion the only creative work I want a significant impact on the
to do.” careers of innovative artists
in Washington state,” said
The deadline to apply is Dale Chihuly.
Nov. 14. The award is

Are you interested in construction-related position, HALLOWEEN PARTY
working in the construction please submit an application.
field? Noon Saturday, Oct. 29
Applications can be Community Center
Korsmo Construction picked up in the tribal
is looking for workers to administration Human n COSTUME CONTEST FOR ALL AGES
begin immediately on the Resources offices or at n HAUNTED HOUSE
Lucky Eagle Casino & Hotel Korsmo’s job trailer in the n GAMES, FAMILY FUN SCARY DAY
expansion project. parking lot behind the casino. n DINNER WILL BE PROVIDED

Chehalis tribal members, You won’t be required to
community members and join the union or pay union
supporting Chehalis tribal fees. Work could continue into
members are encouraged to January.
A drug test will be given
If you are interested in upon hire.
working as a laborer to gain
skills in carpentry, hanging For questions, please talk
sheetrock or any other to John O’Conner or Daniel
Velasco at the job trailer.
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