Announcing Our 2020-2021 Project Mini-Grant Recipients!

Congratulations to this year’s Arts for Oakland Kids Project Mini-Grant recipients! We extend our heartfelt gratitude and admiration to the tireless, brilliant artists and organizations that reach Oakland’s kids every day with life changing arts education. Thank you for all that you do in this world!

Your contributions help AOK fund arts education programs in every art form.

Arts Education Changes Lives!

Numerous national studies show that arts education provides a major educational and achievement advantage – especially for students from marginalized communities. In fact, consistent participation in the arts has been shown to narrow or eliminate the achievement gap! Yet, 80% of Oakland public school students are being denied this advantage based on their economic circumstances, which closely correlates to race and culture. 98% of the students being denied the educational advantage of an arts education are from marginalized communities. That’s a social justice issue.
For almost 24 years, Arts for Oakland Kids has been working to remedy this injustice by providing grants for hands-on arts education in Oakland’s most financially-challenged schools. We have a bold new plan to fund weekly programs for every student who needs us – but we can’t do it without you.

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