Habilidad Explores Black Creek Preserve


Habilidad, one of the core programs in MSL Arts collection of Power Up programs for Poughkeepsie youth, provides academic enrichment, career exploration  and supports the development of life skills. Students recently traveled to Black Creek Preserve. Hiking at Black Creek Preserve gave the students a chance to get in touch …

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A Thanksgiving Message from our Executive Director


During this week of gratitude, I reflect on the past 35 years of Mill Street Loft and the wonderful people, partners and community members who have joined us in supporting the arts and education. Together, we have made a difference in the lives of thousands of children and families throughout …

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You can change a life through the arts


Our arts-based programs reach thousands of youth, adults, and families each year throughout the region by: providing more than $32,000 in scholarships for young children and teens from economically disadvantaged families to attend our award-winning Dutchess Arts Camps and nationally-recognized Art Institute; employing teens from low-income families facing multiple barriers …

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Mural Dedication at CHP


On September 7th, 2017, Mill Street Loft Director Carole J. Wolf, along with her staff and members from the board and community attended a dedication ceremony at The Children’s Home of Poughkeepsie. Walter Joseph, Executive Director of CHP, praised MSL for their artistic vision and commitment in creating the murals. …

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