Working Assumptions is proud to support students, teachers, and organizations who participate in the wrkxfmly classroom assignment by offering a mini-grant program to help fund exhibitions and related projects that reach the general public. The first grants were awarded this year to two Pasadena high schools, Humanitas Academy of Art and Technology and La Cañada High School, for a collaborative exhibition of student photographs that—with beauty and sensitivity—reveal the intersections of work and family in their daily lives. The project was the initiative of Gayle Nicholls-Ali, photography teacher at La Cañada High School and Adriana Yugovich, digital imaging teacher at Humanitas Academy.
The exhibition was largely student driven. Students were in charge of curating the images, designing a website (https://homeworkshow.weebly.com/), creating and populating an Instagram account (https://www.instagram.com/home.work.show/), designing postcards and posters, and marketing the exhibition opening. The opening event was a bellowing success with over 150 attendees. Two bands, one from each high school, added to the already-festive atmosphere. Congratulations to all the students who participated in creating this exhibition. Working Assumptions thanks them for bringing critical youth perspectives to our understanding of work and family life in the 21st century!