KidGlov, a boutique, full-service advertising, branding and content marketing agency based out of Lincoln and Omaha, Neb., recently welcomed Dr. Britta Wheeler, executive director of the Children’s Institute of Fashion Arts (CIFA), to its podcast, Agency for Change. The episode explored CIFA’s work supporting children through creative outlets and expansive learning.
“It was inspiring hearing from Britta on this podcast,” said Kelley Peterson, KidGlov chief creative officer. “While home economic programs are no longer part of school curriculums, the team at CIFA see the value home crafts and sewing can have for our youth in encouraging creativity, developing valuable skills, and even using math in practical applications.”
The Children’s Institute of Fashion Arts (CIFA) is a New York City non-profit organization devoted to expansive education in the culture and craft of clothing. They believe children gain valuable skill from the hand-on creative process and since 2016, have been teaching after school programs in public schools, and engaging school students and teachers in specialized curricula linking textiles to culture, history and society. The Creative Learning Grant from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council has allowed CIFA to offer their Fashion Arts Workshops to kids outside of school since 2017 and in 2022, they received a New York State Council on the Arts Grant to further expand their work.
During the Agency for Change episode, Wheeler shares her story of founding CIFA, how the organization reaches children throughout greater New York City, and the importance of expansive learning and the connection between hands, heart and mind.
“Sewing is knowing,” said Wheeler. “Sewing is a great way for kids to get grounded and learn through creativity and play. If you give kids the tools for easily doing it, then they can go in any direction.”
The full Agency for Change episode featuring Britta Wheeler can be found on KidGlov’s website, or wherever podcasts are available.
To learn more about the Children’s Institute of Fashion Arts, visit https://www.thecifa.org/.
The Agency for Change podcast from KidGlov marketing and advertising agency brings stories of people creating positive change in the world. From large companies and nonprofit organizations to small advocacy groups and solo agents for change, the program explores what inspires these changemakers, the work they’re doing, and how they share their message.
The advertising agency’s podcast releases new episodes every week. Listeners can hear the show on major podcast platforms like Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, or on KidGlov’s website.
KidGlov is a boutique, full-service advertising, branding, and content marketing agency, as well as a certified B Corp, with offices in Omaha and Lincoln, Neb., which specializes in nonprofit marketing, healthcare marketing, financial marketing, social impact marketing, and purpose-driven businesses. It has been named one of the Best Places to Work in Lincoln, and has won several accolades for its work, including awards from the American Marketing Association and the American Advertising Federation. Learn more about KidGlov on their website, or by visiting their offices in Omaha at 2120 S. 72nd Street, Ste 640, Omaha, Neb. 68124, and in Lincoln at 1230 O. Street, Ste 111, Lincoln, Neb. 68508.
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