Performing Arts Workshop (PAW) helps young people develop critical thinking, creative expression, and basic learning skills through the arts, primarily seeking to serve at-risk, inner-city teens in San Francisco. PAW’s methodology teaches students in grades K-12 through its signature Artists-in-Schools and Artists-in-Communities residency programs, reaching over 9,000 young people in public schools, after-school programs, community centers, juvenile detention centers, and transitional housing programs. PAW is a leader in arts education advocacy and the broader education reform movement; its advocacy program utilizes research and the conviction that every child deserves to benefit from the arts to influence policymakers and build grassroots coalitions to support the arts in schools and communities. Renewed general operating support would enable this high-performing arts education provider to be a responsive and responsible organization in a field that is changing rapidly under the weight of state and national education budget cuts.
About the Grantee
768 Delano Avenue, San Francisco, CA, 94112, United States
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for general operating support
Performing Arts Workshop uses arts education to develop the critical thinking, creative expression, and learning skills of youth between the ages of three and 18. The organization works in schools, transitional housing facilities, community spaces, juvenile detention facilities, and at its own facility in San Francisco. Each year, Performing Arts Workshop serves over 1,900 students with instruction and presentation opportunities in music, dance, creative writing, theater, spoken word, visual arts, and media arts. Support for Performing Arts Workshop aligns with the Performing Arts Program’s Youth strategy and Program Delivery substrategy.