Counseling In Schools (CIS), the non-profit organization that has placed mental health professionals in New York City schools and homeless shelters for 35 years, will host "A Night of Art and Healing," a one-hour virtual event on Tuesday, May 18 at 7:00 p.m. ET, to celebrate and advance vital, creative mental health supports that inspire hope and encourage recovery in public school communities.
The one-night-only event, which is free and open to the public, will highlight the organization's innovative approaches to trauma recovery and healing, including community-based creative art therapies, youth development and career readiness, and student-led mentoring programs. It will also feature an exclusive art auction powered by Artsy, with work from renowned contemporary artists including Awol Erizku, Rashid Johnson, and Ann Craven.
"We are excited and proud to highlight the important and impactful social and emotional work that our dedicated counselors have been doing during the pandemic, and will continue to implement beyond this crisis, to emphasize that schools should be places of healing," said Kevin Dahill-Fuchel, CEO, Counseling In Schools. "We hope that this festive virtual community gathering will advance strength-based and healing-centered mental health solutions in our schools moving forward."