Aileen Alon, Class of 2010
Rutledge 119, October 3, 7 p.m.
Aileen Alon is a 2010 graduate with a B.A. in Art History and minors in Art and Social Sciences as well as the Honors Program Degree with International Experience. Currently living in Miami, Fla., her hometown is Columbia, S.C. After graduation Aileen continued coursework in Cultural Planning and Development at the University of British Columbia as well as participation in the Americans for the Arts 2013 Local Arts Classroom. Following graduation she completed two years of national service as an AmeriCorps volunteer in Miami working as a Community, Culture, and Outreach Coordinator for City Year Miami’s Young Heroes Program. Aileen currently serves as the Arts and Cultural Initiatives Coordinator at the Opa-locka Community Development Corporation (OLCDC) to integrate the arts into neighborhood revitalization strategies in Opa-locka, Fla. OLCDC is one of five national case studies for the National Endowment for the Arts Creative Place-making Storybook Project. Aileen was Americans for the Arts – 2013 Local Arts Scholarship Recipient, and a Corporation for National and Community Service – 2011 and 2012 Segal AmeriCorps Educational Award Recipient.