• ARTS INCENTIVE GRANT 2022 AWARDEES

    School

    Network

    Board of Directors Area

    Arts Discipline

    CBO

    Acorn Woodland and Bella Vista Early Childhood Education Programs

    3

    Area 2

    Dance

    Luna Dance

    Allendale Elementary School

    4

    Area 4

    Visual Arts

    Attitudinal Healing Connection

    East Oakland PRIDE Elementary

    3

    Area 6

    Visual Arts

    MOCHA

    Emerson Elementary

    2

    Area 1

    Dance

    Luna Dance

    Franklin Elementary

    4

    Area 2

    Visual Arts

    Junior Center of Art & Science

    Fremont High School

    H

    Area 5

    Visual Art & Drama

    Creative Rejuvenation Project

    Grass Valley Elementary

    3

    Area 7

    Dance

    Luna Dance

    Hoover Elementary School

    3

    Area 3

    Visual Arts

    Attitudinal Healing Connection

    Manzanita Community School

    2

    Area 5

    Dance

    Destiny Arts Center

    McClymonds High School

    H

    Area 3

    Visual Arts

    Crucible

    Oakland International High School

    H

    Area 1

    Visual Arts

    Agency by Design

    Parker Elementary and Middle School

    4

    Area 6

    Drama

    Prescott Circus

    Prescott Elementary School

    2

    Area 3

    Dance

    Destiny Arts Center

    Ralph J Bunche Academy

    H

    Area 3

    Visual Arts

    Attitudinal Healing Connection

    West Oakland Middle School

    M

    Area 3

    Visual Arts

    Attitudinal Healing Connection

     

    Acorn Woodland and Bella Vista Early Childhood Education Programs

    Number of Students: 152

    Number of Teachers: 6

    Principal: Shanna Birkholz-Vasquez

    Program Lead: Jessica Kershner

     

    PROGRAM OVERVIEW

    Acorn Woodland and Bella Vista Early Childhood programs propose to expand a partnership with Luna Dance Institute. One classroom at Acorn Woodland received funding to provide 10 dance classes to their students this year. The Arts Incentive Grant would allow us to bring dance classes to 5 preschool classrooms for the entire year. Funds would be used to provide weekly dance classes to the classrooms, as well as professional development opportunities for teachers and staff in order to continue their learning and reflect on program. Finally family dance classes will be provided to help bridge a home-school connection.

     


     Allendale Elementary School

    Number of Students: 402

    Number of Teachers: 18

    Principal: Desiree Miles

    Program Lead: Dawn Edwards

     

    PROGRAM OVERVIEW

    At Allendale Elementary School we pride ourselves on our dedication to creating a well-rounded and ambitious school environment. This goal can be met with the full support and assistance of the Oakland Unified School District's Arts Incentive Grant and in partnership with Attitudinal Healing Connection (AHC). We are committed to building a community of learners who thrive on high academic expectations, trust and respect. Our students make the biggest leaps forward in academia and personal development when students are provided with innovative, creative, and inspiring approaches to standardized subjects.


    East Oakland PRIDE Elementary

    Number of Students: 345

    Number of Teachers: 15

    Principal: Michelle Grant

    Program Lead: Amapola Obrera

     

    PROGRAM OVERVIEW

    East Oakland PRIDE, a Title 1 school, proposes to expand our arts education partnership with the Museum of Children’s Art (MOCHA) over the next three years to support inclusion, cultural legacy, and teacher development opportunities for our school community. The Arts Incentive Grant will allow all of our TK through fifth grade students to experience quality visual arts classes taught by teaching artists. In addition, these arts classes will act as demo lessons for classroom teachers, as they will observe and participate in the classes so that they may implement the lessons in their future teaching practice.


    Emerson Elementary

    Number of Students: 320

    Number of Teachers: 15

    Principal: Heather Palin

    Program Lead: Aiste Solly

     

    PROGRAM OVERVIEW

    Emerson school community has identified the need for our students to engage in movement classes that match their interest, are culturally relevant, therapeutic and creative. Being a Title 1 commuter school, we attract diverse families, who’ve experienced systematic trauma and socio-economic hardship and we need trauma informed and therapeutic outlets for our students. We never had dance and we decided to partner with Luna Dance Institute to plan, and create standards-based dance programing. Arts here always focused on visual and maker-education, and we did not include our special education students. We’d like to change that with DANCE!


    Franklin Elementary

    Number of Students: 750

    Number of Teachers: 40

    Principal: Ingrid Seyer-Ochi

    Program Lead: Richard Grosse

     

    PROGRAM OVERVIEW

    The Franklin Elementary and Junior Center of Art & Science partner program will be a creative youth development based, arts-integrated residency where arts learning is infused throughout classroom learning. The residency builds upon existing arts learning programs for grades TK-3 and creates opportunity for direct service to all 4th and 5th grade students.  This program provides a comprehensive approach for whole school arts learning; including arts professional development for the school’s teaching team and family inclusion and education components through family showcase events at the school and the center’s community gallery.


    Fremont High School

    Number of Students: 800

    Number of Teachers: 60

    Principal: Rosemary Rivera & Tom Skjervheim

    Program Lead: John Christie & Kehinde Salter

     

    PROGRAM OVERVIEW

    Fremont High School will provide arts opportunities for elective students in grades 9-12 including an intensive study of public art projects with Community Rejuvenation Project (CRP) Executive Director and lead artist, Desi Mundo, as well as support for the theater department. The broader Fremont staff and student body, in addition to the larger arts community, will benefit from student productions and a new public art program. This provides the space to improve the morale, culture, and climate at Fremont High School, in addition to fostering a sense of pride by neighboring residents. From student leadership opportunities to career-relevant technical skill building, the programming will provide a fresh venue for the sharing of Fremont students’ many strengths, voices, and backgrounds. 


    Grass Valley Elementary

    Number of Students: 290

    Number of Teachers: 14

    Principal: Dr. Tammie Hollis-Prime

    Program Lead: Paula Mitchell

     

    PROGRAM OVERVIEW

    Grass Valley Elementary, a Title 1 school serving students from under-resourced neighborhoods in East Oakland, is seeking to continue our successful partnership with Luna Dance Institute to expand the dance program school-wide over the next three years. The Arts Incentive Grant will be used to support Visual and Performing Arts standards aligned  Dance Education for all TK-5th grade students. This work is grounded in equity and inclusion focusing on general education and special education classes experiencing dance making together. This school-wide dance program supports social-emotional learning, self-regulation, and art-making through dance with ongoing professional development for teachers.


    Hoover Elementary School

    Number of Students: 270

    Number of Teachers: 14

    Principal: Lissette Averhoff

    Program Lead: Nora Barich

     

    PROGRAM OVERVIEW

    Hoover is a K-5 STEAM school located in West Oakland. 96% of our students qualify for free and reduced lunch and 60% are English Language Learners. As part of Hoover's vision of being a fully integrated STEAM school, we would love to expand our offerings of integrated arts into our curriculum for our K-2 students. 99% of our students qualify for free lunch which means that families have to make huge sacrifices to give their children access to arts. At Hoover, we know that experience with the arts is an essential part of child development and learning and so we strive to provide as many experiences as possible for our students. Currently, we have opportunities for 3-5 grades and would love to expand to K-2 so that students can have a full k-5 arts integrated program.


    Manzanita Community School

    Number of Students: 400

    Number of Teachers: 14

    Principal: Eyana Spencer

    Program Lead: Eyana Spencer

     

    PROGRAM OVERVIEW

    Destiny Arts Center (DAC) teaching artist Tesfaye Biche will bring martial arts classes back to MCS, beginning DAC’s fifth year of arts programming at our school. MCS continues to identify DAC as a partner that can increase students’ access to culturally relevant, professionally taught arts programming while providing much needed socio-emotional support to our diverse, predominantly low-income student population. In class, Mr. Tes is able to quickly build strong relationships with his elementary-aged students, winning their investment through an accessible teaching style as well as his continuous commitment to the Warrior’s Code. Because teachers with strong relationships with their students create environments more conducive to learning, Mr. Tes’ students have fully engaged in a martial arts program that grounds them in technique and the form’s history and cultural relevance.


    McClymonds High School

    Number of Students: 382

    Number of Teachers: 22

    Principal: Jarod Scott

    Program Lead: Clayton Evans

     

    PROGRAM OVERVIEW

    McClymonds High School, a Title 1 school in West Oakland, proposes to expand its partnership with The Crucible over the next three years to support industrial arts and skilled trades learning opportunities for students. Arts Incentive Grant funding will allow 11-12th grade students to experience industrial arts classes in woodworking, neon, foundry, and welding, as well as an additional STEAM elective or internship. Additionally, funding will contribute to professional development of school staff in maker and career technical education, and infrastructure development of the McClymonds Wood and Metal Shop.


    Oakland International High School 

    Number of Students: 400

    Number of Teachers: 27

    Principal: Carmelita Reyes

    Program Lead: Sailaja Suresh

     

    PROGRAM OVERVIEW

    Oakland International High School is a Title I school where 96% of students qualify for a Free/Reduced Lunch Price, and where 100% of students are English Language Learners who are recently arrived immigrants and refugees from over 30 different countries. We propose to expand our partnership with Agency by Design Oakland to bring more teaching artists into our classrooms to support access to the arts throughout the school year. The Arts Incentive Grant will allow all students in grades 9-12 to access a 5-credit Arts elective class of their choice over the next four years, beginning in May 2019.


    Parker Elementary and Middle School 

    Number of Students: 324

    Number of Teachers: 15

    Principal: Rocquel Colbert

    Program Lead: Rocquel Colbert

     

    PROGRAM OVERVIEW

    Parker School, a Title 1 school in East Oakland, will expand its education partnership with Prescott Circus Theatre (PCT) over the next three years to support multi-disciplinary, circus and theater arts for students with an emphasis on social - emotional  skill building and supporting a safe and supportive school culture. Arts Incentive Grant funding will allow all 2-5 grade students, including special education students, to experience year-round circus and theater arts classes that build on Parker’s PAWS practices. PCT will also provide comprehensive support for classroom teachers around strategies for integrating the circus arts for creative curriculum aligned engagement.


    Prescott Elementary School

    Number of Students: 170

    Number of Teachers: 9

    Principal: Enomwoyi Booker

    Program Lead: Enomwoyi Booker

     

    PROGRAM OVERVIEW

    Our MISSION at Prescott is to provide students with an orderly, trusting and caring environment, a vibrant integrated visual and performing arts program (including instruments, chorus, drumming, dance, drama and oratory) where high-quality teaching and experiential learning occur. We strive to ensure that our students will be academically successful; will develop and/or maintain cultural competence; and will develop a critical consciousness through which they challenge the status quo of the current social order for the betterment of their communities.


    Ralph J Bunche Academy

    Number of Students: 150

    Number of Teachers: 7

    Principal: Betsye Steele

    Program Lead: Amelia Greenland

     

    PROGRAM OVERVIEW

    Ralph J. Bunche Academy, an Alt-Ed high school and Hospitality tourism and recreation (HTR) pathway in West Oakland proposes to expand its educational partnership with the Attitudinal Healing Connection, Inc.(AHC) over the next three years by developing a makerspace where students can engage in projects that support community engagement, hands-on, skills-based learning, cultural celebration, and authentic HTR career exploration. A side by side model of professional development  will support this foundational work to ensure this vision continues for years to come.

    This grant will support the creation of a makerspace that includes carpentry, visual arts, design, and other maker materials, with programming over-site by AHC.  The ultimate goal will be to use artistic design and architectural skills learned through the process to design and create an outdoor space for scheduled events such as, farm to table community events, art showcases, urban environmental science and culinary arts program.


    West Oakland Middle School

    Number of Students: 208

    Number of Teachers: 13

    Principal: Neha Ummat

    Program Lead: Neha Ummat

     

    PROGRAM OVERVIEW

    West Oakland Middle School has created a unique program for arts integration for our students. We partner with several organizations to provide enriching experiences and build students’ skills. Specifically, we have had a long standing partnership with Attitudinal Healing Connection. We hope to utilize teaching artists from AHC to collaborate with our academic content teachers to create project-based learning units that draw upon skill sets and competencies from the visual arts, as well as from traditional academic subjects. The Arts Incentive Grant will allow us to fund the staff, collaboration time, and  supplies needed to create a sustainable program.

     

Last Modified on February 24, 2020