Welcome to the latest edition of Perspectives.  Read, watch, marvel and enjoy!

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The Future is Taking Shape

by Anne Long, Executive Director of PCYC and Karen Polzin, PCYC Board President

We are most grateful for your care and support as we navigate through twin pandemics toward the light of hope and new opportunities.

A New Name, A Fresh Approach

by Jaleeza Smith-Breedlove, Director of Bright Futures

There are a lot of new and different things happening in the world, and that includes our corner of the world at PCYC.

The Capri: 93 Years on the Northside, Anticipating 93 More

by James Scott, Director of the Capri

It’s incredibly exciting to finally be so close to opening and sharing our beautiful, new space with our community this fall (to the extent allowed), and to honor this building’s 93-year history in North Minneapolis.

Take a 2-Minute, WOW-Inducing Capri Construction Tour!

Photos by Pat Carney

Pat Carney shot these amazing photos of Capri construction in the beginning of July, 2020.

The Capri During COVID: Return Readiness and
Virtual Programming Survey

If, when and how will you be ready to Be @ the Capri?

Please complete this survey now.  It’ll take about 5 minutes, tops. Thanks!

A Steep Learning Curve and Not Much Time

by David Tarleton, Director of Education, PYC Arts & Tech High School

What started out as a fairly typical, normal school year at PYC Arts & Technology High School did not finish that way at all.

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How You Can Make a Difference in North Minneapolis

by Debra deNoyelles, Director of Development

In our historic and vibrant community, there are well-documented challenges.

Congratulations, Graduates!

95% of eligible PYC Arts & Technology High School seniors graduated this year!

Thank You for Your Support

Living Tributes and Memorials, October 1, 2019 – July 17, 2020

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Our Summer “UpTurn” Intern

Meet Maria Gonzalez Velazquez

Capri Awarded NEA Grant

Northside Filmmakers program begins this fall.

Like It! PCYC’s New Facebook Page

This is a panoramic photograph of the soon-to-be Best Buy Teen Tech Center in the new Capri.  This space will increase technology access for teens with an array of computers and audio and video recording and editing equipment as well as 3D and large format printers.

As part of the Best Buy Teen Tech Center and PYC Arts & Tech High School, teens will also have access to the Capri’s new fabric and wood shops.

A Message from Ms. Jaleeza

Jaleeza Smith-Breedlove, Director of Bright Futures, delivers warm greetings to scholars and special congratulations to the 5th graders who completed the program this past spring.

Memories Are Made @ the Capri

This video, from the Legends concert Chances Are: The Johnny Mathis Duets, is just one of 29 memorable videos you can find on our Capri Memories web page.  Take a look!

Sing with J.D. and Fred Steele!

J.D. and Fred Steele created rehearsal videos for Capri Glee! singers and others who wanted to keep on singing while staying-at-home. This is your chance to join in the fun!


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