Poets in a Pod!

"I never expected to work for a Non-profit that was an arts organization." - Scott Schenke (YCA employee of 17 years)

Scott is currently the longest standing YCA employee, and he's seen the organization through many leadership teams, changes, and poets.

Listen in as Musa Reems interviews Scott about what it's like to be a consultant for an arts organization, learning to talk less and listen more, and hopes for the future technological advancements within the organization.


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Rooted & Radical 2022

Program Coordinator E'mon Lauren and Executive Director Demetrius Amparan recently joined WGN's "Daytime Chicago" to discuss the 2022 Rooted & Radical Youth Poetry Festival and YCA in general:

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