Posts by National Center for Arts and Technology

Graduate Comes Back to NECAT to Give Back

NECAT Graduate with NECAT Students

David Spear, a graduate of the New England Center for Arts & Technology (NECAT), recently revisited the Center to work with 25 current culinary students on the essential cooking techniques used in kitchens around the country. Spear, a 2017 graduate, spoke and resonated with students through his teachings and stories in the food industry, world…

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Bill Strickland Visits NECAT

Bill Strickland Visits NECAT

Regularly scheduled class turned out to be a special occasion on Thursday afternoon when Bill Strickland stopped by to chat with NECAT students. Strickland is the Founder of Manchester Bidwell Corporation, the author of Make the Impossible Possible and the inspiration behind NECAT. His models for adult job training and youth arts engagement have been…

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HopeCAT Brings Opportunity and Hope to the Shenango Valley

HOPECAT Brings Opportunity and hope to the Shenango Valley

HopeCAT aims to turn those statistics around through creativity, job training, and an empowering environment. The nonprofit is investing in the people of the Shenango Valley using the Manchester Bidwell education model. They believe that people are assets, a positive environment shapes lives, and creativity fuels enterprise. HopeCAT would not be possible without the partnership…

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NCAT Welcomes New ECAT Executive Director

NCAT Welcomes ECAT Executive Director Daria Devlin

NCAT welcomes Daria Devlin as the new Executive Director to Erie Center for Arts & Technology (ECAT). Daria brings a great blend of experience in education, nonprofit fundraising and management expertise. Daria Devlin is a life-long Erie resident and a strong advocate for social responsibility in its urban core. Daria graduated from Colgate University in…

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NECAT Fundraiser a Huge Success Thanks to Encore

Encore Boston Harbor Giving Tuesday Event

The highly-anticipated five-star gaming resort, Encore Boston Harbor held its first fundraiser on last week to benefit the New England Center for Arts & Technology (NECAT). The evening of generosity and support for NECAT was a preview of what’s to come from Encore Boston Harbor. Their team of executive chefs, along with the assistance of NECAT students and…

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BAYCAT Founder Uses Storytelling to End Racism and Sexism

Villy Wang Ends Racism and Sexism

Forbes recently spotlighted Villy Wang, founder of BAYCAT,  and her storytelling abilities as a strategy toward ending racism, sexism and other “isms” found in today’s world. Wang founded BAYCAT (San Francisco) in 2004 by leveraging her 25-year background in education, arts, programming, nonprofit business and law. Raised by an immigrant single mother in New York…

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NCAT Hosts Leaders for Strategic Planning Conference

NCAT 2018 Conference

Leaders representing various Centers of Arts and Technologies (CATs) from across the United States and Israel gathered in Pittsburgh Thursday evening and Friday for strategic planning activities and discussions centered around the network’s newly designed website — which includes a Members-Only Portal, including a resource center and interactive forums for leadership to share best practices,…

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NECAT Celebrates 5 Years of Success

NECAT Celebrates 5 Year Anniversary

October marked NECAT’s fifth anniversary.  They have provided job training to over 600 students in that time, opened their first replication site and developed some valuable partnerships. They wanted to celebrate by thanking all those who helped us achieve this important milestone so we held a special Evening of Appreciation event on October 25. To learn…

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NECAT Fundraiser Hosted by Encore Boston Harbor

NECAT Fundraiser

The highly-anticipated five-star gaming resort, Encore Boston Harbor is hosting an exciting fundraiser to benefit NECAT on November 27. Experience an extraordinary evening of specialty cuisine presented by Encore Boston Harbor’s executive chefs and NECAT students. This exclusive event will feature live entertainment, cooking demos, signature cocktails, unique Encore surprises and an opportunity to witness firsthand how NECAT…

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