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Op-Ed: Poetry, creative writing and just listening can combat teen mental health risks 

Executive Director Suma Karaman Rosen writes about showing up for teens in an Op-Ed for the Detroit Free Press.

InsideOut Receives $2 Million Donation from MacKenzie Scott

There are few moments in a nonprofit organization’s life that are truly transformative. InsideOut Literary Arts is about to experience one.

Suma and her mom post smiling in front of a Monet painting in Paris.

3 Things I Learned from Rest: Suma’s Reflections on Sabbatical Part 1

What comes up when you hear the word “sabbatical”? Do you instantly think academia? Is it project-based, or time for rest and renewal?

Inside Out Poetry Program Poet Leaders

9 Detroit-area nonprofit leaders awarded sabbatical fellowship

We’re proud to announce that Executive Director Suma Karaman Rosen will be taking a well-deserved sabbatical supported by the Eugene A. Miller Fellowship from the McGregor Fund. As Suma said: “I love the students we serve who remind me what it means to be brave, and…
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Introducing New Lead Teaching Artist Fellows

Summer may be coming to a close, but the InsideOut team is just getting warmed up with an exciting development–our new Lead Teaching Artist Fellowship program! Building upon the successful 2020 pilot of one full-time Teaching Artist position – and through the generous support from…
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Riding the Wave: A Reflection on 5 Years at InsideOut

It’s an understatement to say that InsideOut has changed over the past five years – from staffing to programming to fundraising, we have grown. While I often reflect on the “state of the organization,” my leadership has also changed over the last five years. In…
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The Online Classroom: Lessons and Tips from a Virtual Year

From Zoom classes to Facebook live streams and InsideOut At Home lessons, InsideOut’s programs have looked a little different this year for both students and teaching artists. But despite all of the new challenges of virtual teaching, our Writers-in-Residence have made the most of this…
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Comcast Newsmakers: Power of the Arts with Executive Director