WISDOM CIRCLES PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT

Wisdom Circles specializes in creative program development and arts curriculum to further impact the work of community organizations.  

PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT BENEFITS

  • Our consulting services offer support in creative solution-making and ways to utilize art in community programs.  

  • Specializing in Eco-Art Curriculum Development and creative collaborative activities to empower and connect

  • Connecting strategic community partners and offering collaborative opportunities for sustainability and more diverse program offerings

  • Building self-esteem through learning and refining craftmaking skills

  • Emphasizing communication which upholds people as the experts in finding their own solutions and culture that respects the needs of the community being served

  • Encouraging all ages learning environments

  • Discovering how personal and community story informs unique creative perspectives while adding value to our work

CURRENT & PAST PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS

BY WISDOM CIRCLES FOUNDER SIERRA DEW

  • Facilitated the opportunity to explore how personal and community story inspires unique creative expression and healing through the “Weaving Stories” Workshop Series.

  • Other workshops include Textile Design, Pattern-making, Prototyping, and exploring Social Business Building.

  • A social-enterprise program based at the Womenʻs Community Correctional Center (WCCC) in Kailua.  Providing transitioning women with creative interestes the support to build their artistic and business skill-set, and the opportuniy to sell their products in the community.  

  • Providing Capacity Building support in Program Development, Prototyping, Curriculum and Infrastructure.

  • Future plans for a coaching and art workshop series

  • Past Co-Director of 808 Urban, a nonprofit serving Hawai’i’s young people through a culture-based urban arts and mural training program focused on developing young leaders through community organizing and artist mentorships.  

  • Provided support in areas of Capacity Building, Strategic Planning, Program Development, Community Outreach, Marketing, and Fundraising.  

  • Co-Founder of "The Refuge" a storefront which provided 808 Urban youth hands-on learning opportunities creating and selling their artwork to the community and organizing monthly art events.

  • A skills-building educational project for a group of young women, who created a custom merchandise campaign for the social justice organization, Pacific Alliance to Stop Slavery, to spread awareness of their mission and vision.

  • Through a series of workshops a group of youth along with artists and educators created a tshirt design, stickers, healing dolls and a Process Zine.  The community showed itʻs support in an open work day, creating the healing dolls together.  The final event was a showcase of the designs, where proceeds benefitted the program.

CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

"Mahalo to Sierra Dew for generously sharing her genuine caring for others, her extraordinary sense of artistic design and her belief in individuality through art with our women's sewing group - Seams Wonderful.  Under her gentle guidance, the women expanded their collective and individual artistic vision and learned to make new products that were very popular and contributed to their financial sustainability." - Jo Ayers, COO Kokua Kalihi Valley

"I had the pleasure of working with Sierra on a social enterprise startup called the Correctional Arts ReEntry (CARE) Project. Sierra helped me set up the CARE program by providing her expertise in creating art programs for underserved communities. She has great ideas, is very creative, and is a joy to work with. She is my go to person for brainstorming ideas and I look forward to working with her on other projects." - Ruby Menon, Program Director CARE Project

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