Americans Who Tell the Truth – Through portraits painted by Robert Shetterly and stories of exemplary American citizens, both historical and contemporary, AWTT teaches the courage to act for the common good. A portrait of Lily Yeh is included in this project.
American Visionary Art Museum – An outsider art museum located in Baltimore, MD dedicated to art produced by self-taught individuals, usually without formal training, whose works arise from an innate personal vision that revels foremost in the creative act itself.
The Arts and Healing Network – An online resource for using art to heal oneself, another person, a community, and the planet. Lily Yeh received The Arts and Healing Network’s Annual Award in 2002.
Bruner Foundation – The Bruner Loeb Forum applies the expertise of Rudy Bruner Award winners and Loeb fellows and alumna to a wide variety of challenges facing our cities. The Village received the gold medal Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence in 2001.
Bioneers – Founder Kenny Ausubel coined the term Bioneers in 1990 to describe an emerging culture of social and scientific innovators from all walks of life and disciplines who have peered deep into the heart of living systems to understand how nature operates, and to mimic “nature’s operating instructions” to serve human ends without harming the web of life.
Beginner’s Guide to Community-Based Arts – Ten transformative local arts projects, including The Village, come alive in this comics-illustrated training manual for youth leaders and teachers.
Creative Times – Barefoot Artists’ “The Rwanda Healing Project,” [LINK] was included in Creative Time’s multifaceted exhibition “Living as Form: The Art of Social Engagement” (2011) in New York, NY
Daniel Traub – Award winning photographer and filmmaker, he has documented Barefoot Artists work all over the world including China, Rwanda, India. He is also the co-director of The Barefoot Artist documentary with Glenn Holsten.
Edens Lost & Found: How Ordinary Citizens Are Restoring Our Great American Cities,Book & PBS Series – Discusses public spaces that are found and recreated. In addition to a book, the project is also a four-hour PBS series showcasing extrodinary stories of environmental rebirth in Chicago, Philadelphia, Seattle, and Los Angeles.
The Eisenhower Foundation – Identifies, funds, evaluates and builds the capacities of and replicates multiple solution ventures for the inner city, the truly disadvantaged, children, youth and families. The Village is one of The Eisenhower Foundation Community Partners
Joined at the Heart – In this provocative and personal book, Al and Tipper Gore explore the myriad ways in which the idea of family is being redefined in America. The final chapter focuses on community as family at The Village.
The Fellowship of Reconciliation – Since the 1920s, the Fellowship of Reconciliation has sent delegations of peacemakers to regions of the world in conflict and to nations regarded as U.S. enemies. Lily Yeh was a member of delegations that went to Iran and Israel/Palestine.
Gardens for Humanity – Located in Sedona, AZ, Gardens for Humanity awakens and tends the gardens of the human spirit by teaching and celebrating our connection to nature, local agriculture, art and community while promoting an ecologically sustainable and more humane culture.
Grantmakers in the Arts – Supporting The Village, GIA is the only national association of private and public funders making grants to artists and arts organizations in America.
Leadership for a Changing World – Recognizes leaders bringing positive change to their communities and encourages public dialogue about the qualities that make leadership for social justice effective. The organization awarded Lily Yeh in 2003.
Local Heroes Changing America – This stunning and inspiring book of photography and first-person narratives celebrates the remarkable people who, against staggering odds, are overcoming social, economic, and personal differences to improve their local communities and better people’s lives.
Moonrise Women Leading from the Heart – Co-edited by Nina Simons (founder of Bioneers) and Anneka Campbell, this book explores the flourishing, passionate forms of leadership emerging from women on behalf of the earth and community including a chapter about The Village and Lily Yeh.
New Village Press – A publisher that serves the interdependent fields of social justice, participatory planning, community building, ecology, and community-based arts. Awakening Creativity [LINK] was published in 2011 by New Village Press.
Pew Fellowship of the Arts – The goal of PFA is to raise the visibility, both within and beyond the region, of the Philadelphia area’s most talented individual artists by concentrating support on practitioners in all disciplines whose work is characterized by excellence, imagination, and ongoing exploration and growth. Lily Yeh is a 1992 PFA recipient.
The Wallace Foundation – Develops and tests promising ideas on the ground, studying the results, researching related issues, and sharing what they’ve learned broadly to help improve children’s lives. Lily Yeh received a Lila Wallace Arts International Fellowship in 1993 for a three months residency in Kenya and Ivory Coast.
Yes! Magazine – Reframes the biggest problems of our time in terms of their solutions. Online and in print, we outline a path forward with in-depth analysis, tools for citizen engagement, and stories about real people working for a better world. The Village and Lily Yeh were featured in 2005.