Rebecca Yenawine works as an adjunct faculty member at the Maryland Institute College of Art in the Masters of Community Art Program where she teaches social justice curriculum.
Rebecca is the founder and co-director of Kids on the Hill. Ms. Yenawine oversees all art and curriculum at KOH, insuring that the projects that young people focus on creatively address systemic social justice issues. Her primary goal is to help teens become leaders and active citizens and to put their vision out through art and media. Rebecca also works closely with the Board of Directors to direct the mission, goals and outcomes of the organization.
Her background includes training in mediation, teaching writing and art to inner city youth and providing childcare at a battered women's shelter in New York. Ms. Yenawine has a BA in English from Goucher College and has completed courses in Psychology, Adolescent Development and Intercultural Communication. In 1999, Ms. Yenawine was the recipient of a Community Fellowship Award from the Open Society Institute and in 2003 was accepted into the yearlong LEADERship class sponsored by the Greater Baltimore Committee.
Ms. Yenawine is a trained instructor for the Visual Thinking Strategies, a curriculum that teaches critical thinking through observing art.
- LEADERship Program - One-year program for selected executives who have the greatest potential to improve Baltimore City.
- Women Who Dared - One of 6 Jewish women in Baltimore who were honored for standing up for the rights of others.
- The Mahoney Award - For unsung heroes working on inspirational victim advocacy and violence prevention efforts.
- E-chievement Award - Celebrating those who are making a positive difference in their communities and beyond.
- Open Society Institute, 1999 - Competitive fellowship award for community activists to support work that promotes an open society.
- Art Action for Social Change: Kids on the Hill by Mark Carter and Rebecca Yenawine
- Editor and Instructor for a class that created Community as Knowledge: Portfolio of a Learning Revolution