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2014-15 Grantees

Destiny Arts Center (Alameda County) Destiny Arts Center will partner with Butler Academic Center and Camp Wilmont Sweeney to bring up to 120 justice-involved youth (ages 14-19) year-long hip hop dance and spoken word programs taught by professional teaching artists. Programs will be offered during the school day, provide critical socio-emotional and physical outlets for these youth, and support Common Core standards. $33,445

Diablo Ballet (Contra Costa County) The Ballet's PEEK Extension will partner with Martinez Juvenile Hall's Mt. McKinley School. PEEK Extension expands on the PEEK Program, which has provided arts education to 65,000 at-risk students since 1995. Students receive guidance from professional dancers in using movement to express their emotions and experiences. $10,535

Mariposa County Arts Council The Mariposa County Arts Council will develop and launch a new visual arts program for probation and foster youth in Mariposa County. In partnership with Sierra Quest Human Services Foundation the initiative will develop and bring a 35-week artist-in-residency program focused on visual literacy and applied visual communication skills to at-risk youth in Mariposa. $13,300

Muckenthaler Cultural Center (Orange County) A comprehensive STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) program at Crittenton's Valley View alternative school will engage foster girls in arts experiences including ceramics, 3D modeling, photography, painting/drawing, and e-Design. $30,400

Street Poets Inc. (Los Angeles County) Four 10-week poetry workshops, and accompanying programming (open mics, poetry in motion, van workshops and a culminating event for the larger community), will reach approximately 50 youth at Camp Gonzales. Participating youth will also receive access to social service support, educational advancement, and additional transitional services provided by the project collaborators. Arts impact on the youth will be measured and shared with the community. $26,600

Theatre of Hearts/Youth First (Los Angeles County) Theatre Of Hearts/Youth First will partner with Los Padrinos School (LPS) to deliver visual art and creative writing residencies with professional artists and writers to 200 students. Original writings from underserved youth, aged 14-18, will inspire the design of a large-scale mural created and installed by students to express anti-bullying themes. A Mural Dedication Ceremony open to parents and civic leaders features readings of student work. $35,000

Ventura County Arts Council The Arts Council will bring arts instruction to the Recovery Classroom Program, an alternative sentencing program for juveniles with recurring addiction issues at Gateway Community School. Weekly classes in theater-based writing and performance, and poetry writing and reciting will be offered. $22,750

Yolo Arts (Yolo County)YoloArts will provide an arts education program at the Yolo County Juvenile Hall, Dan Jacobs School. One hundred students will participate in two 12-week visual arts, music and performing arts education sessions, tailored to their unique situations. $31,640