Part of a national public-private partnership that leverages the arts to help turn around the nation’s lowest performing schools, Turnaround Arts: California is one of 14 localities from across the nation selected by the Kennedy Center and the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Education, the National Endowment for the Arts, and several private foundations.
SUPPORTERS AND PARTNERS
Together with national and local partners, Turnaround Arts: California uses arts education as a tool to help turn around the most challenged elementary and middle schools in the state. Initiated with financial support from Berta and Frank Gehry and the California Arts Council, Turnaround Arts: California is also supported by The Eisner Foundation, The Herb Alpert Foundation, Rosenthal Family Foundation, Elizabeth Segerstrom, Jane Fonda, Facebook, the Wonderful company, and Susan Steinhauser and Daniel Greenberg. Partners include Alameda County Office of Education, Integrated Learning Department, P.S. ARTS, Sunset Center, Get Lit – Words Ignite, The GRAMMY Museum at L.A. Live, Orange County Department of Education, AOL, and Collaborations: Teachers and Artists.
WHERE WE WORK
Turnaround Arts: California helps connect partner schools with regional arts networks, including community arts organizations, teaching artists, arts and cultural institutions, performance venues, professional learning experts, and higher education professionals in order to build community support systems that lead to sustainable change.