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May

Art in Action Scholarship School Highlight: D.D. Hachar Elementary

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Demetrio D. Hachar Elementary is in Laredo, Texas with a population of around 520 students. D.D. Hachar has a student body consisting of over 90% economically disadvantaged and about 65% English language learners. One of D.D. Hachar’s Instructional Specialists with 25 years of experience, Cordelia Salinas, notes that these challenges are not reflected in their […]

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27
Mar

Board of Directors Highlight: Lisa Miller

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The Art in Action Board of Directors is comprised of a diverse group of dedicated, knowledgeable, and passionate leaders who feel strongly about the importance of empowering students through arts education. We are thankful for their ongoing commitment to our mission and unwavering support of all that we do. Here, we highlight one of our […]

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26
Mar

Art in Action Scholarship School Highlight: St. George Elementary

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St. George Elementary teacher Mendy Gehrt, who has been an educator for twenty-three years, is delighted to receive the Art in Action Scholarship this year with the strong recognition that her “community is yearning for art.” Mendy recognized her students’ strong desire for an arts education after deciding to teach an afterschool art program, which […]

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26
Feb

Girls Rise to STEAM at Phoenix Academy

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Art in Action was honored to receive a grant from the Junior League of Palo Alto-Mid Peninsula to work with underserved girls to create awareness around STEAM education.  We’ve had the privilege to work with a group of fourteen eighth-grade girls at the Aspire Phoenix Academy in East Palo Alto.  These girls were chosen by […]

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26
Feb

An interview with featured artist and AiA alum, Krista Skehan

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With our upcoming fundraising event, OBJECT:ART, less than one month away, Art in Action wanted to take an opportunity to highlight one of the artists we will be featuring in our art auction. However, Krista Skehan is more than just an artist, but is in fact an Art in Action alum, having received the program […]

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21
Jan

Judy Sleeth Scholarship School Highlight: P009Q Walter Reed School

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Judy Sleeth Scholarship School Highlight: P009Q Walter Reed School Teacher Roberta Kossoff has been a Special Education teacher for 20 years, a classroom middle school teacher for 15 years and an Applied Learning teacher for 5 years. She was excited to be granted the Judy Sleeth Scholarship this year to help bring arts education to her […]

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21
Jan

Board of Directors Highlight: Rodney Toy

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The Art in Action Board of Directors is comprised of dedicated, knowledgeable, passionate leaders who represent diversity in professional careers, ranging from Silicon Valley technology executives, wealth management and financial consultants, to marketing executives, education, and non-profit leaders, and graphic artists.  We are grateful for their commitment to the Art in Action mission, and appreciate […]

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13
Nov

Art sparks a sense of wonder in growing minds ✨

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A Message from our Executive Director: Growing up in California’s Central Valley, neither of the two elementary schools in my small, rural town offered an arts education program like Art in Action.  In school, I recall art being one of the two “free time” choices – art or reading – a self-guided, quiet activity to […]

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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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