Belmont senior Nicole Brandt presented an interactive workshop about her organization at the Tennessee Conference on Volunteerism and Service-Learning held in Franklin, Tenn. on March 10-11. She is founder of the non-profit organization Poverty and the Arts, an organization that strives to break down class lines and empower the homeless community through the arts, Participants experienced the process of group art creation similar to what Poverty and the Arts does with college students and the homeless who come together at Room In The Inn to draw, paint, sculpt, compose poetry and music and create drama. Brandt shared examples of work that had been created and presented ideas on how others could create similar projects in their communities. She has also been recognized for her efforts by being nominated for the Volunteer Innovator award category of the Mary Catherine Strobel Awards sponsored by Hands On Nashville.
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