Raymond Bobgan and Cleveland area artists travel to Turkey

The trip was arranged by The Council of International Programs USA (CIPUSA), a non-profit international exchange program, and the Turkish Arts for Peace Program. The goal of the trip was to use CPT's STEP program as a model for developing a youth arts program to marginalized youth in Turkey.

In addition to Raymond Bobgan, other attendees included Kathleen Cerveny, program director for arts and culture at The Cleveland Foundation; Marsha Dobryzynski, executive director of the Cleveland chapter of Young Audiences; Tony Sias, Director of Arts Education for the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, local theatre artist and educator and Director of CPT's In the Continuum; Ismail Douglas, a Capoeira dance expert and coordinator of Cleveland schools' Motivation Through Excellence program, and Lisa Purdy of CIPUSA.


You can read blog postings from Kathleen Cerveny of The Cleveland Foundation by clicking the links below:

The group prepares to leave for Turkey

Fairs, Food and New Friends in Turkey

Impressions upon return from Turkey