Summer Arts Program

Amount: 
$15,000
Year: 
2009
Field of Interest: 
Emergency Assistance for Basic Needs
Program Name: 
Summer Arts Program
Grant Type: 
General Community
Description: 

Founded in 1989, Inner-City Arts (ICA) provides elementary, middle and high school students, many from LA’s poorest neighborhoods, with arts classes taught by professionals in state-of-the-art studio environments.  The art classes, provided in partnership with the school district, local charter and parochial schools, are often the only arts instructions students will access during the school day. ICA also offers after-school and weekend programs.  Classes are designed to strengthen language development, develop critical thinking skills, promote literacy and improve overall learning outcomes.

Grant Purpose: 

The Summer Arts Program is a three-week program in ceramics, drama, dance, visual arts, and digital photography  for inner-city children, ages 5-15 experiencing poverty and homelessness.