TCC International Stands with NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer at Arts Education Press Confrence on the steps of City Hall

New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer Releases Report on Arts Education

A new report released by Scott Stringer demonstrates a severe decline in arts education in NYC schools and a disparity between high and low wealth neighborhoods.

NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer released a report on Arts Education in New York City Schools on Monday, April 8. Representatives from the Roundtable were present for the press conference on the steps of City Hall. The report, entitled STATE OF THE ARTS: A Plan to Boost Arts Education in New York City Schools, shows a serious decline in arts education in NYC schools over the past seven years. Read more

Arts Education has proven to narrow the achievement gap amoungst students!

A recent report from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) suggests that arts education can help narrow the achievement gap that exists between low-income students and their more advantaged peers. But new data from the federal government suggests that low-income students are less likely to have access to arts education than their higher-income peers.

This is both good and bad news, it has been proven time and time again that children who have access to Arts Education are more likely to attend college, do better in high school and have a higher sense of self and purpose as they navigate in the world. So why is it that law makers are not making funds available for children to gain access to the Arts? Certainly arts education is important for its own sake. But in a time of tough budget choices, arts education advocates must speak to its tangible benefits, which the NEA report clearly does. By nearly every indicator studied, a student from a low-socioeconomic (SES) background with a high-arts educational experience significantly outperformed peers from a low-arts, low-SES background, closing (and in some cases eliminating) the gap that often appears between low-SES students and their more advantaged peers. Read more

TCC Welcomes the Atlanta Public School System!

PhotoGrid_1393039233100It has always been a dream of our Founder Tylibah to incorporate other states into the TCC system. “TCC isn’t just for children in New York, it has always been my mission to expand TCC globally and I am extremely excited that we are taking those first steps by incorporating the Atlanta School system into what we are doing” Since 2007 TCC has been helping children to learn more about who they are through Performing Arts, particularly through Music, Dance and Poetry. “There is a high concentration of the Arts in Atlanta we are certain that TCC can make a great impact on the students here, hopefully transforming an entire culture” As said to Stephanie of TCC International. To learn more about TCC continue to log on to

TCC Official Press Release

1003557_10151848229411026_1757761494_nNew York, New York – When Tylibah Iman Washington launched her non-profit youth movement Tylibah’s Creative Connection (TCC) in 2007, she had a vision to both educate and motivate teens through the arts. As a classically trained dancer and vocal performer, Tylibah’s own passion for creative expression shines through in the budding organization’s agenda.

As a vetted vendor with the New York Department of Education, Tylibah’s Creative Connection has already worked with 21 schools in the city, reaching well over 5,000 students. Through TCC, schools can enjoy any of three workshops and seminars for six weeks to a full academic year. Read more

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