Toni Tabora-Roberts is the Outreach Coordinator of Young Audiences Oregon & SW Washington. She also manages Young Audiences’ Arts for Learning Literacy Lessons Program, a supplementary curriculum that integrates the arts into literacy learning. Young Audiences connects artists with classroom teachers and school communities to make learning come alive.

Toni brings a passion for arts, education and empowerment. She has worn all kinds of hats – outreach, program management, education, special events, development and grants administration – with a wide range of arts non-profits over the past 15 years including the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Center for Asian American Media, ArtsChange, KBOO Community Radio and Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center. She’s a media producer/writer and performer who has taught and directed theatre and improvisation to students of all ages. Current creative and community endeavors include Portland Theatre Brigade Board of Directors, APA Compass Radio Collective, The Asian Reporter columnist, Action Theater practitioner and her ramblings of a dabbler blog.

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