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Tikkun Olam: Oscar Night 2021

Sunday, April 25, 2021 13 Iyar 5781

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

There will be an Oscar Night Movie Snack Bag and Ballot Pick Up at KI a few days before the event. Dates and times TBD. 

 

Arts Organizations

      1. GSI Foundation: The GSI Foundation provides music education to inner city schools including donating ukuleles and guitars, providing teachers for music instruction, and presenting performances by professional musicians.  For more information, go to https://www.gsifoundation.org

 

      1. Free Arts: Free Arts uses art to restore hope, resiliency, and self-esteem in children in Los Angeles ages 5-18 who have experiences abuse, poverty, neglect and/or homelessness.  Free Arts was founded in 1977 to bring art to children in foster homes in order to help them recover from the abuse and trauma they had suffered. Today, Free Arts provides creative arts programs to more than 22,000 children in Los Angeles annually. Programs are implemented by expert trained facilitators with the assistance of nearly 200 adult volunteer mentors, who donate more than 14,000 hours every year. For more information, go to https://www.freearts.org

 

      1. P.S. Arts: P.S. Arts provides arts education to underserved public schools and communities. P.S. Arts provides high quality arts education in dance, music, theater, and visual arts to every child in a school during the regular school day and after school.  For more information, go to https://www.psarts.org 

 

      1. Inner-City Arts: Inner-City Arts is a campus of learning, achievement and creativity in the heart of Skid Row. During the school day, after school and on weekends, elementary, middle and high school students come to work with professional teaching artists in well-equipped studios, receiving hands-on instruction in a range of subject areas within the visual, performing and media arts. The Inner-City Arts Professional Development Institute provides experiential training for educators, university students, school administrators, and others dedicated to bringing high-quality arts education to students of all ages and backgrounds. Inner-City Arts also supports student achievement and community growth by engaging families and members of the community through programs, performances, and events hosted in the state-of-the-art Rosenthal Theater.  For more information, go to Inner-cityarts.org/

 

      1. Pops The Club: POPS the Club is based on the school club model and serves to support students whose parents or loved ones are in prison or jail. POPS weekly meetings are delivered by a volunteer team who serve a delicious meal. Elected student officers co-lead meetings. At the weekly meetings, students create poetry, stories, artwork and films and engage in mindfulness exercises.  For more information, go to https://popsclubs.org

 

      1. The Unusual Suspects: The mission of The Unusual Suspects Theatre Company is to mentor, educate, and enrich underserved youth through the creation of collaborative, original theatre. What started as a small program for foster youth has grown into intensive, 20-week after-school theatre workshops in multiple middle and high schools and juvenile detention centers as well as intergenerational theatre workshops for residents in those communities. The Unusual Suspects identifies and works with communities, schools, and detention centers with the most incidents of violence and crime, and the highest poverty, incarceration, and dropout rates. The performing arts curriculum, which adheres to California state educational content standards, focuses on story and script development, and producing and performing a completed stage play. In these workshops, youth increase their language and writing skills, learn how to work collaboratively, and develop empathy and lifelong problem-solving skills.  For more information, go to https://theunusualsuspects.org   

 

      1. WriteGirl: WriteGirl is a Los Angeles-based creative writing and mentoring organization that spotlights the power of a girl and her pen. WriteGirl matches girls with women writers who mentor them in creative writing.  WriteGirl has 200 volunteer women writers serving more than 500 girls annually. Every year, they produce dozens of workshops, panel discussions and special events to help girls get creative, get through high school and get to college! In fact, since 200,100% of graduating seniors have entered college, many on full or partial scholarships.  For more information, go to https://www.writegirl.org

 

      1. Save the Music:  Save the Music is a national organization that donates grants for music education in the form of musical instruments, technology, equipment, and other resources to jumpstart school music programs. Save The Music partners with public school districts to strategically plan grants for musical instruments, grants for music teachers, and music program grants for its schools in need.  As part of Save The Music’s grants for music education, the orgnaization support music teachers with professional development and ongoing program support for at least a decade. Save the Music also advocates for public school music education programs at the local, state and national levels to ensure music For more information, go to www.savethemusic.org/ 

 

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