School Partnerships


Using Theatre to Improve Life Skills

As part of Raven Theatre's commitment to providing a strong cultural anchor in our community, we have established a viable ongoing theatre arts education program called TAKE FLIGHT, which we offer to the area public elementary schools, by teaching theatre arts both in the classroom and at the Raven Theatre Complex. Our outreach program, TAKE FLIGHT, places teaching artists in residence in our neighborhood Chicago Public Schools. Raven is proud to partner with the following Edgewater and Rogers Park schools: Senn High School, Sullivan High School, Peirce Elementary, Stone Scholastic Academy and Hayt Elementary.

Enriching the lives of children in our community is the number one goal of TAKE FLIGHT. It provides students with an opportunity to learn the basic principles and disciplines of theatre, and to use theatre tools as a means of improving life skills. TAKE FLIGHT provides Chicago Public School students with the excitement of what is often their first exposure to the theatre and the first step toward a life-long interest in theatre arts.

Click here to watch a short video about TAKE FLIGHT:

If you would like to find out more about TAKE FLIGHT and how we might be able to work with your school in the future please contact Mechelle Moe at (773) 338-2177 or

If you would like to donate to TAKE FLIGHT, and support Raven's arts education efforts, click "donate now" (above left).