Document Type

Master's Report

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Arts Administration




This internship report is based on my work with the organization KID smART from June of 2011 through November of 2012. I had the opportunity to work in several departments, including programming, development, and administrative support, as well as directly with students in New Orleans public schools. From this unique point of view, I observed how an effective organization approaches the complex education system and works towards change in a challenging environment. My observations attempt to describe the evolution of this dynamic agency, its procedures for regulation and evaluation, and what role it plays in the community. My recommendations are based on perceived gaps in an otherwise highly functional organization that has a positive impact on its stakeholdersʼ quality of life.


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