Fueling school change through the arts.

At Turnaround Arts: California we are reimagining teaching and learning and building a coalition of schools, arts organizations, and community members using the arts to create joyful, equitable, and inclusive learning environments where all students have the opportunity to thrive and succeed. Part of a national partnership, Turnaround Arts: California is one of 9 organizations from across the nation working with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. 

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Students and Teachers Visit with Turnaround Artist DJ IZ Avila 

“Students’ lessons at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. School of the Arts Thursday featured scratching and blending – DJ techniques taught by their “Turnaround Artist” mentor, IZ Avila… His return to Seaside and Marina this week was met with cheers and applause from the students and marked his first visit to one of his “adopted” schools since before the pandemic.”

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