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09
Sep

Celebrate National Arts in Education Week

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Art leaders, advocates, educators, and parents –  let us celebrate National Arts in Education Week! In 2010, Congress identified the second week of September as an opportunity for arts education supporters to formally acknowledge the impact of the transformative power of the arts in education.  This week aligns with the kickoff of Art in Action’s […]

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05
Sep

Benefits to Volunteering and Teaching Art to Kids

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05
Sep

Judy Sleeth Scholarship Recipients Announced

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Thanks to our founder, Judy Sleeth, and our generous donors, this year’s Scholarship Fund will make a difference in the lives of over 400 children and teens at six under-resourced schools throughout the country beginning this month. With their help, we raised $22,000 to provide these students with the arts education they deserve. We’re grateful […]

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15
Aug

Announcing Art in Action’s Newest Project: Yarn Bombed Wish Tree

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When was the last time you were asked to make a wish? Remember how empowered you felt?  Yoko Ono’s Wish Tree was created after the death of her husband, John Lennon. The hope was that “wishes from all corners of the planet would give encouragement, inspiration, and a sense of solidarity… and let us all […]

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01
Aug

A Message from the Executive Director

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Art is a catalyst that connects us.  Art sparks conversations by revealing commonalities and differences in how we view our world.   Throughout my first month with Art In Action, I have enjoyed conversations with people who shared their stories about how art has impacted their lives. A chemist, a bookstore owner, a wealth management banker, […]

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31
Jul

New Grant Awarded – Monterey Peninsula Foundation

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We are thrilled to announce that we received a generous grant from the Monterey Peninsula Foundation that will fund ten Title I Monterey County schools, impacting 320 K-8th grade under-resourced students. Art in Action will utilize this funding to provide these schools with our program, including curriculum, art materials, onsite training, and ongoing support. This […]

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31
Jul

Teacher/Parent Volunteer Training is Around the Corner

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Each fall we provide training at our offices in Menlo Park, CA for Art in Action schools with a current subscription. Hands-on training sessions introduce parent, teachers, and community volunteers to the artworks/artists/genres, themes, and projects in different program levels. Participants learn how to lead open-ended discussions, manage classroom participation in each grade level, and […]

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23
Jul

5 Benefits of Arts Education for Child Development

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Why arts education? Have you wondered about the benefits behind arts education, especially for children? Art in Action aspires to implement more visual arts programs across the U.S. with our creative curriculum and the devoted team behind each lesson. We believe every child deserves arts education because it helps foster their developing minds. To better […]

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28
Jun

Welcome Mary Carbullido

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It is with great pleasure that we welcome Mary Carbullido as the Executive Director of Art in Action. Mary is no stranger to AiA, in fact, she has had many different roles within the organization although never as an employee until now.  “This is truly like coming home for me to be back at Art […]

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27
Jun

Spotlight School: Our Lady of Angels

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Our spotlight school this month is Our Lady of Angels (OLA) in Burlingame, CA. They have been teaching our program, school-wide K-8, since 2011. Kudos to their art teacher and teaching artist Sue Friedland and her team that has made the program a huge success and left a lasting impact on their students. OLA 7th-graders […]

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