From TMC's site:
The Marble Collection, Inc. [TMC], a 501 (C)(3) nonprofit organization, believes that engaging teens in the arts fosters their creative, academic and social development. Budget cuts, along with a curriculum focus on standardized testing, are eliminating creative classes in schools across the state, negatively impacting students’ academic achievement as well as their career and college preparedness. For this reason, TMC provides students with a vibrant outlet to express themselves through images, words and multimedia.
TMC’s service population includes all Massachusetts secondary students, grades 8-12; this is a population of over 360,000 students. By collaborating with a network of nearly 200 Massachusetts schools and nonprofits partners, TMC serves nearly 100 teens and 30 college-level Service-learners each year. To enhance our impact in 2013, TMC diversified its teen clients by partnering with 12 Massachusetts nonprofits that share in our mission and serve disadvantaged student populations.
In 2013, TMC was awarded the prestigious Arts|Learning “Distinguished Community Arts Collaborative - Multi-Disciplinary” Award for developing a model arts education collaborative between school and community cultural resources. Since its inception, TMC has published 9 print and digital editions of the Massachusetts High School Magazine of the Arts; distributed nearly 7,000 complimentary copies; hosted 60 college-level service learners; showcased over 450 inspiring student works; and mentored 350 student authors and artists through the comprehensive publication process.