Emily Chase

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Hello, my name is Emily and I am the Art Program Developer at Peckham, Inc. I began my career as a special education teacher for the New York City Department of Education, where I developed a curriculum to create an enriching visual arts experience to address the diverse needs of each student. I have also facilitated art classes for the adult homeless population at a Lansing shelter and taught afterschool art activities in the Detroit Public Schools. I earned a Bachelor's of fine art in Art and Design and a Bachelor's in Psychology from the University of Michigan. I have a Master's degree in Urban Education from Mercy College in Bronx, New York. I view art making as an opportunity to increase self-empowerment through decision-making, problem-solving, and the freedom that comes with artistic expression.