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Oral Storytellers Inspire with the Help of PVF’s Artist in the Classroom Program

In a 1st and 2nd grade classroom at Glenview Elementary in Oakland, students are discovering the art of oral storytelling. Students are learning how to command a stage, use tone and gestures to captivate an audience, and effectively communicate stories. … Continue reading

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Where’s Bill? Building a Playground Designed by and for EPA Kids

PVF was on hand recently at Cesar Chavez Academy, a local elementary and middle school in East Palo Alto, where Kaboom! was creating a playground facility using 300 high tech employees to assemble and install the play equipment. I joined … Continue reading

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Inspiring Feedback from Arts Resource Grant Recipients

Each school year, PVF’s Arts Resource Grants are awarded to K-8 public school teachers looking to inject creativity into their classrooms. This year, more than 60 grants were given to classrooms in select Southern San Mateo and Northern Santa Clara … Continue reading

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PVF’s EPA Social Venture Fellow Helps a Community Transform its Landscape

PVF has established several fellowship programs in an effort to provide hands-on learning opportunities for university students outside of the classroom. One of these programs is the East Palo Alto Social Venture Fellowship, an initiative that supports an undergraduate student … Continue reading

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Encouraging the Creative Mind through Our Arts Resource Program

When a nine year old considers the Earth and nature, the idea that the Earth’s natural materials – sticks, seeds, dirt – can be used to create art does not typically come to mind. Yet a stick can make an … Continue reading

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Visiting Artist in the Classroom Grants

Through the Artist in the Classroom Program public school teachers in Alameda and San Mateo counties can apply for a $500 grant to bring an artist or art historian for their classroom. Read below for some examples of the exciting … Continue reading

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