Käthe Swaback is a visual artist, art therapist, and arts administrator with an M.A. in expressive therapy. Käthe joined the core team of Raw Art Works to develop RAW Space in 1994 with the mission to "ignite the desire to create and the confidence to succeed in our youth." As program director, Käthe oversees a full continuum of 50+ programs and works directly with teens as the leader of CORE, a program for teens developing portfolios for careers and college admissions. From 2008-12, she led the Boston Youth Arts Evaluation Project (byaep.com) culminating in the publication of a handbook and workbook, with BYAEP receiving statewide recognition for Excellence in Collaboration awarded by the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network. Käthe is a member of the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s Creative Youth Development Advisory Group (2012) and the CYD Steering Committee for the National Guild for Community Arts Education. Swaback has presented at numerous conferences on the topics of youth development and measuring the impact of youth-serving arts organizations. She fuels her passion by creating abstract and figurative painting as well as collecting vintage lunch boxes.