Partnership for Whole School Change Receives Boston Annenberg Challenge Fund For Non-profits Grant for a Second Year
The Partnership To Achieve Whole-School Change is a collaboration between Cooperative Artists Institute (CAI), and The Center For Peaceable Schools at Lesley College. The partnership is designed to help the Boston Public Schools achieve institutional change by assisting in the transformation of each school's culture. The new Annenberg grant was awarded to the Partnership to collaborate with five Boston elementary schools--Charles Taylor, Dennis Haley, Margaret Fuller, Agassiz, and James Hennigan Elementary Schools-- to collaborate on the development of a multi-year school plans for their schools. For more information click here.
Peace Drum Project Awarded NEA Grant
CAI's Peace Drum Project has been awarded a National Endowment for the Arts/ Challenge America - Positive Alternatives for Youth -Grant for the coming school year. This was only one of only 6 grants awarded in Massachusetts this year under the program, and will provide half the staffing for the project which brings 20 inner city Boston teens and 20 Boston senior citizens to share arts experiences and develop friendships. The project helps teens build leadership skills, and reduces the isolation of both teens and elders in their communities. For more information click here.