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Moving Young Minds

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THE STORY:

Hi, I'm Elaine!

Although not the most artistically gifted and more of a self-proclaimed musician, I believe arts education is vital in our schools because it has always provided me a creative outlet. Although my perfectionism often paralyzed me in many aspects of my life, the opportunities I had to explore photography, music, ceramics, and other modes of art allowed me to escape from traditional customs and the expectations that came with it. I am a huge proponent for Performing Arts Workshop because I believe all young people, regardless of social status, identity, or ability are equally entitled to discovering and thriving through creative expression.

If you, too, have benefited from arts eductaion in your life, help me in fundraising for San Francisco non-profit Performing Arts Workshop! Performing Arts Workshop works keep creativity in our classrooms. Your gift will help PAW work with schools that know just how important arts education is. 

Please read more about the impact below...

PERFORMING ARTS WORKSHOP INC wrote -

We need your help to reach over 4,000 Bay Area students with powerful arts education programs this year. Why does this work matter? Serena’s story can show you. 

SERENA’S STORY

Performing Arts Workshop teaching artist Chinchin Hsu taught creative movement at St. Joseph’s Family Center, a shelter for families here in San Francisco. It was there that she met Serena, a shy student, recovering from early trauma, uncomfortable with physical contact, and reluctant to participate in classroom activities. However, with Chinchin as her teacher and the Workshop methodology as their guide, Serena became comfortable enough to dance with Chinchin as partners. In Chinchin’s words:

“Serena shared with me that the one space she felt safe and free was when she was imagining; dance created a bridge between imagination and the physical world, a bridge she was able to cross.

“Serena has continued to bravely dance her way into the world; this year she plans to join the Carnaval Festival performance in school. I am so glad we were there at St Joseph’s Family Center when Serena needed us.”

Chinchin’s words above explain why your contribution to Performing Arts Workshop means so much. With the rising cost of living, widening income disparity, and endangerment for those students experiencing discrimination based on race, documentation status, and family income level, Bay Area students have never needed or deserved our investment more. Your gift will change lives today, and will contribute to shaping bright futures for tomorrow.

Will you give today? (If you’re still wondering, read below.)

1. Data analysis by our outside evaluator confirms that after a Performing Arts Workshop residency, students show statistically relevant gains in:

+ Independent thinking

+ Ability to reflect and evaluate

+ Engagement in the classroom

+ Clear communication of thoughts and feelings

2. Almost a third of schools in California have no music, dance, theatre, media arts or visual arts available whatsoever, which is a travesty. 

3. Performing Arts Workshop prioritizes working with students with less access to arts education. Workshop residencies are placed in schools, afterschool centers, homeless shelters, and juvenile halls to serve the students who need and deserve it most.

Interested in learning more? Visit http://performingartsworkshop.org/

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$750

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  • Alex Efron

    $25

  • Clare Sayas

    $20

  • Aditi Dugar

    $20

  • Andrea Coravos

    $25

  • Jacqui Gurevitch

    $25

  • Aditi Dasgupta

    $15

  • Kevin Choi

    $100

  • Donna Choi

     

  • Aisling Scott

    $10

  • Christina Melas-Kyriazi

    $25

  • Hannah Yang

    $20

  • Gayla Todd

    $100

  • Zach Pomerantz

     

  • Jonathan Reem

     

  • Samantha Puth

     

  • Rosanna Chiu

    $35

  • Jeremy Pittman

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100% Raised of $750 Goal

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The Team: $34,725 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

PERFORMING ARTS WORKSHOP INC

Amount Raised

$21,508

 

72% Raised of $30,000 Goal

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Sagar Gupta

Amount Raised

$6,317

 

211% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Emily Garvie

Amount Raised

$2,100

 

105% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Varun Gupta

Amount Raised

$1,575

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Garth Applegate

Amount Raised

$800

 

267% Raised of $300 Goal

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Kendra Wong

Amount Raised

$780

 

78% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Elaine Choi

Amount Raised

$750

 

100% Raised of $750 Goal

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Michelle Parker

Amount Raised

$400

 

40% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Jeremy Pittman

Jeremy Pittman

DONATION: $35

Go Elaine! #neversettle 1 year ago

Rosanna Chiu

Rosanna Chiu

DONATION: $35

1 year ago

Samantha Puth

Samantha Puth

Homies4Lyfe 1 year ago

Jonathan Reem

Jonathan Reem

1 year ago

Zach Pomerantz

Zach Pomerantz

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Gayla Todd

Gayla Todd

DONATION: $100

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Hannah Yang

Hannah Yang

DONATION: $20

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Christina Melas-Kyriazi

Christina Melas-Kyriazi

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Aisling Scott

Aisling Scott

DONATION: $10

1 year ago

Donna Choi

Donna Choi

1 year ago