Meet Our Advisory Board
Our ability to provide the best service possible stems from our advisory board members who believe that art has the capacity to connect people to themselves and to others in a meaningful way. While we share our vision to curate opportunities to experience art as a means of team building, we have a network of experts that allows us to learn and grow within the realm of our work. Our advisory board keeps us informed on research, and resources that furthers the cause to communicate the benefits of creating art while creating connections.
Sara Bowie, LCSW
Sarah Bowie, LCSW, received her Masters in Social Work from Columbia University in 2009. Currently, with the Alternative Schools Network, she is the Program Clinician for Youth Scholars, Skills and Services (YS3), a program dedicated to supporting youth in foster care as they complete high school. Sarah also directed a mentoring program funded by GET IN Chicago aimed at reducing violence in collaboration with three alternative high schools in Chicago's Englewood, North Lawndale and Humboldt Park communities. Her passion lies in helping school systems to become healing spaces that utilize trauma-informed and restorative practices to embrace and engage youth in the communal process of education and social justice. In New York City as a Program Manager for Urban Arts Partnership,...Read More
Azadi De La Sol
Lawrence University- BA English FIE London Associate Institute Degree Extension Program Harvard University- Writing Intensive Program
A healer at heart, Azadi De La Sol, is passionate about using art as a catalyst for bridging the gap between visual art therapy and the intergenerational African-American community. She started with poetry, developed a young actress in herself, later ventured into working with clay, forged sculptures that turned the heads of spectators who choose to be silent about prevalent issues within the black community, and later fell in love with painting and teaching Theatre...Read More
Crystal Williams, LCSW
Crystal Williams, Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Director of Student Services, CCA Academy on Chicago's West side, Founder of Channels 4 Change, LLC. Ms. Williams earned a Bachelor of Social Work from Mississippi Valley State University, Masters of Social Work from University of Illinois at Chicago, and a Masters of Educational Leadership from Northeastern Illinois University. Ms. Williams has 16 years of experience working with children and families who has experienced trauma through many roles such as: legislative lobbying, counseling/ therapy, case management, and advocacy just to name a few. She also supervises a team of counselors of mentors to empower the minds of the youth she serves. Ms. Williams believes art is medicine and is a powerful tool of healing. Invizion Corlorz, under the direction of Alexie Young, will bring people together and revitalize minds and hearts!