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October 30, 2013

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October 30, 2013

I love volunteering with ArtReach! I've helped them at several ArtWalks and it's a lot of fun creating art with the visitors to KidsWalk while we share the mission of bringing art education programs to public schools.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Increase their funding.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

October 29, 2013

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April 5, 2013

I have seen first-hand how the arts can impact young people’s lives. Some students would have had no interest in school otherwise. Students exposed to the arts learn how to truly think creatively ... more

October 29, 2013

ArtReach takes art to elementary students throughout San Diego County and provides free art lessons to those who have the greatest need. This organization does amazing things. Lessons are taught by professional artists, delivering first-class art. They make the most of every donation and spend very little on overhead. I feel good giving time and money to this organization.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

April 5, 2013

I have seen first-hand how the arts can impact young people’s lives. Some students would have had no interest in school otherwise. Students exposed to the arts learn how to truly think creatively – this is greatly lacking, but desperately needed to be competitive in any industry globally.

ArtReach provides arts classes to students who really don’t have this exposure. They are in deeply underserved neighborhoods and do not receive arts in the classrooms otherwise. Giving these students' exposure to the arts provides them new ways of thinking, triggers new interests, and often opens up children who are otherwise disengaged from school.

Just one example is from a child who was in a class who received an art lesson last fall. The boy’s father was in prison, and the child was sad and withdrawn. During the art lesson, the boy completely opened up – he was given a channel to express a lot of pent-up emotion, depicting his sadness in his art and changing his mood. He was visibly proud of his accomplishment and able to release some of his sadness in his art.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

October 28, 2013

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October 28, 2013

I love ArtReach. The organization takes high quality visual art education into schools that otherwise have no resources for this important element of elementary school curriculum. It has been a privilege to serve as Board President since 2008, and helping the organization grow. We are proud of our achievements and our growth and yet we still have so much to do. Every child in San Diego County should have access to art education and ArtReach's work will not be done until that is achieved. The team at ArtReach is dedicated and hard working and extremely passionate about the mission.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

October 27, 2013

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1 previous review
September 14, 2010

ArtReach has a special place at Ramona Elementary School. Students at this school have little opportunity to experience the arts. The location of the town and the income of the families makes art expe... more

October 27, 2013

ArtReach has become a source of joy at Ramona Elementary School. When the students see the artists come in the morning and begin to set up for the lesson, they can hardly contain themselves until it is their turn for an ArtReach lesson. This organization has been coming to our school for almost 3 years. Many of the students at this school face extreme hardships and challenges that most 9 and 10 years olds do not face. ArtReach has provided a creative outlet for these students, and their art is outstanding. They often express their frustrations in their artwork. Other students, who face the normal challenges of a 9 and 10 year old, continue to be creative with their parent's support. Thanks to ArtReach, the arts have returned to Ramona Elementary school.

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

September 14, 2010

ArtReach has a special place at Ramona Elementary School. Students at this school have little opportunity to experience the arts. The location of the town and the income of the families makes art experiences. ArtReach came to Ramona and provided the 4th - 6th graders an educational art experience. The superintendent was so impressed that he invited the media to cover the story. Each student took home an art project and there is a culminating art piece displayed in the Computer Lab at our school. Thank you to ArtReach and please come back

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My students were thrilled to return this year and see the culminating art piece displayed in the computer lab. A copy of the newspaper article is framed beneath it.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

October 24, 2013

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October 24, 2013

It has been an honor to support ArtReach through board member activities and brainstorming. The ArtReach team is incredible, always inspired to share art among students throughout San Diego County. The creativity and commitment of our artist teachers, curriculum developers, and executive team are impressive. The expansion of ArtReach's programs and outreach to students has been incredible over the past few years, and new partners continue to join the cause! The feedback from students, parents, teachers, and education professionals has been so positive -- art DOES make a difference in the lives of students! ArtReach is making art happen in San Diego County schools through the support of its funding partners, its volunteers, its board members, and its remarkable leadership team. It does what it says -- ArtREACH!

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Expand the Board of Directors to enhance the scope of exposure further into San Diego County and invite further partnerships through individual and corporate supporters.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

February 24, 2013

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February 24, 2013

Artreach does exactly as its name implies...it reaches out to students and affords them the opportunity to experience art. (One of the only ways that cash-strapped schools can provide art instruction.) Artreach allows students to express their creativity, to appreciate art, and to "shine" in a new and different way. Thank you Artreach!

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

February 23, 2013

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February 23, 2013

Vista Grande Elementary is fortunate to have our 3rd - 5th grade students participate in several art reach lessons these past three years. The lessons are age appropriate and creative. The students are absorbed in their art work and look forward to these lessons.

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

June 8, 2011

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June 8, 2011

Our school, Innovations Academy Charter, was blessed to have Artreach coordinate a weekly art program for our students on Mondays for the last quarter. Judy and Elizabeth worked with us to configure 4 different classes thoughout the school day to bring art to Kinders - 8 graders. Catherine the art teacher was kind and knowledgeable. Our students really enjoyed her classes and the projects she created. We ended the quarter with a gallery preview and parents and staff were amazed at the great art pieces that were created. We fundraise to bring enrichment classes to our students as we feel this is an important part of our students lives, and Artreach was a very worthwhile program. Your school/club/group would be well-served to work with Artreach.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Art: creating as well as appreciating. Our students who took art through Artreach learned to appreciate the creativity in each other and to see the beauty in art around them.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Grow them and help them fundraise so that art could be brought to every school in our district, once a week.

April 10, 2011

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April 10, 2011

We were all thrilled when ArtReach came to our elementary school in Dec. 2010. Elizabeth Morton worked to organize the arrival of a joyful staff (who were VERY child centered!) to assist/teach children from grades K to 5. Children received instruction in the use of oil pastels then created a block of winter scenery which was displayed for parents to enjoy during our holiday program. Art is a lesson vital to young children and one (too often) overlooked! We are SO appreciative to Artreach and their patrons for their support of children AND the arts!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

A hands-on art lesson for students from K to 5th grade -- ALL students were involved AND successfully produced their own piece of artwork!

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Not a thing!

November 18, 2010

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November 18, 2010

Art Reach came to our program with wonderful, edaucational and compassion for our preschool. The circle time was informative and fun! The project was geared for our age group and plenty of time was alloted for play. I highly reccomend every school to experience ArtReach!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Creativity of the children served.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

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