International Class alumni partner to bring art and development to Ciudad Juárez

This just in from International Class (2012/13) alumna and PTW 2014 Organizing Committee powerhouse, Sandra Paola Lopez, reporting on a recent collaboration with fellow International Class colleagues in Juarez, Mexico:


Miguel Cortes (FNC), Sandra Paola Lopez (in2), Chris Reyman (in2),  Jorge Burciaga (FNC) and other organizers in Ciudad Juárez have collaborated since meeting at PTW 2012. Sandra Paola, Chris, Miguel & Jorge are all alumni of the Institute’s International Class.

This March, in2improv joined efforts with the Fred Newman Center to bring a week full of developmental activities to some of the most marginalized communities in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico.

in2improv offered workshops to a broad range of community members, students, educators and staff of several organizations, which focused on developing listening skills, group creativity and collaboration, and exploring the use of the arts in education and social transformation.


Founded by Sandra Paola Lopez and International Class alumnus (2012/13) Chris Reyman, in2improv (short for is an Illinois-based collaborative improvisation project that uses dance and music to foster development and community building. The Fred Newman Center, spearheaded by fellow International Class alumni Miguel Cortez (2007-8) and Jorge Burciaga (2012/13) is a self-supporting community hub and center for Social Therapy in Ciudad Juárez.


About Janet Wootten

Janet Wootten is a media and public relations professional, a member of the Institute’s Board of Directors and a leader of its annual community fundraising campaign.
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