UC Berkeley

For Restoration Of Student Enrollment In The Young Musicians Program

  • Amount
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
  • Term
    12 Months
  • Type of Support
The Young Musicians Program (YMP) at the University of California at Berkeley provides youth from low-income families from around the Bay Area with year-round musical instruction from the region’s leading classical, jazz and musical theater teachers. The YMP program provides scholarships for all of the 10-18 year old students who attend weekly classes and a seven-week summer-camp. Founded in 1968, the caliber of YMP’s musical education has improved rapidly since Executive Director Daisy Newman began her tenure in 2005 and Ms. Newman has also increased the scope of services that YMP provides. Each student not only receives individual coaching and an opportunity to play in jazz ensembles and chamber groups but YMP also gives the kids academic tutoring, preparation for SAT exams and college conservatory auditions, access to psychological counseling and bus fare too. With project support YMP will be able to support four additional students in 2010 raising the total number of participants to 69 as it seeks to return to a full cohort of 85. (Supplemental, $42,000/1; 28% of program budget)
About the Grantee
Grantee Website
Sponsored Projects Office 1608 Fourth Street, Suite 220, Berkeley, CA, 94710-5940, United States
Grants to this Grantee
for big city district and university social studies professional learning community  
UC Berkeley, in partnership with Loyola University Chicago, is facilitating the Big City Social Studies Group, a collective of large city school districts and university partners that meet regularly to address common challenges in the teaching of social studies in K-12 schools. This grant will support the development of internal capacity to formalize membership, establish protocols, collaboratively identify strategic projects, and publicly communicate learnings. The group will examine large urban district social studies departments’ and university partners’ current and future directions as they seek to create a model of networked expertise and district-university partnerships that can influence the broader field of social studies education. (Substrategy: Sustainable Systems)
for a joint initiative to explore inclusion in global development research  
The East Africa Social Science Translation Collaborative enables East African researchers to conduct impact evaluations of social and economic programs, generating evidence for public policymaking. Researchers receive fellowships and grants from the Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA) at the University of California at Berkeley to carry out field studies, build capacity in African universities, and engage with governments. This supplemental grant will enable CEGA to work with African researchers and research institutions to encourage equitable partnerships between scholars across continents. Its aim is to change norms and practices across the field, not just in its own work. (Strategy: Evidence-Informed Policymaking)
for support of a research practice partnership  
The University of California, Berkeley Graduate School of Education is one of 14 schools and colleges at the University of California, Berkeley specializing in teacher, leader, and doctoral student training. This grant will support a research practice partnership between the school and the Oakland Unified School District to address a suite of equity issues throughout the district with the goal of advancing student achievement. (Substrategy: Educator Capacity)

Search Our Grantmaking

By Keyword