NeON Arts: Illustrating Impact at the Intersections
The Neighborhood Opportunity Network (NeON) brings together community organizations, government agencies, local businesses, and community residents to connect probation clients who live in target neighborhoods to opportunities, resources, and services. This unique initiative of the New York City Department of Probation is transforming the way probation works and helping clients reintegrate into their communities. Within NeON, NeON Arts is a program specifically using art to help connect clients to local resources and their communities while also giving them the tools to express themselves. NeON Arts engaged a Capstone team to look at NeON through lenses that are popular in the world of philanthropy. Through the Capstone team’s analysis, NeON was provided with language and tools to communicate clearly and intentionally about the relationship between NeON Arts and a set of emerging and established policy frameworks.