Alumna’s art education initiative is changing the lives of at-risk youth in New York City

Time in Art studentsFifteen years ago, Antioch College alumna Cyndie Bellen-Berthézène ’75 was in the middle of moving back to New York City with her husband and daughter as she was trying to get her career in opera off the ground. She was finishing up her doctorate in Slavic studies, but felt the need to do more.

“I needed a job,” she said. “So I made a list of all the things I could possibly do—teach French, teach Russian, teach dance, teach voice, etc.”