“Arts education enables children from a financially challenged background to have a more level playing field with children who have had those enrichment experiences.”

-Eric Cooper, National Urban Alliance for Effective Education

Our world will be changed for the better when every Oakland student has a level playing field.

AOK grantee, The Crucible, shares the story of how their classes have impacted Ashala, a student at McClymonds high school.

Please join our community effort to the greatest extent of your capacity. Together, we can grow a blooming arts education for every student like Ashala.

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