January 2020: Erica Santiago
This month, we’re shining a spotlight on Erica Santiago, an Arts Instructor at our Rock 2 The Bronx site!
Erica’s been on the Kids Creative team for almost four years, and she’s spent that time going above and beyond to make every show at Rock 2 The Bronx look amazing. She works with the students to design and create the set, channeling their creativity into a bigger vision that leaves a lasting impression on everyone watching. Her coworkers say that while Erica may at first seem quiet and shy, her artwork is loud and proud, giving her students the confidence to express themselves as well!
Before joining Kids Creative, Erica has previously been a Group Leader at Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility here in NYC. While there, she helped tutor students and supported them in their growth and development of conflict resolution skills. She’s brought that experience to the KC team and built on it, helping our students develop all 6 C’s of our peacemaking philosophy.
For these reasons and more, we’re grateful to have Erica on our team, and we’re so excited to see the art our students will create with her in the coming year!