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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 The boy’s father was in prison, and the child was sad and withdrawn.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 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

September 13, 2010

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September 13, 2010

One of the primary reasons I joined the board of ArtReach was because of the wonderful feedback they receive from those who attend their programs. With budgets being cut year over year the arts programs in schools continue to be eliminated. ArtReach provides an in depth program at a minimal cost. It's filling a vital gap in the balanced education of our children. The kids are so excited and engaged in the program and that enthusiasm continues long after the ArtReach team has left.

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

The outreach and support of the artists in the community! They dedicate time and talent to encourage artistic expression in young people.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the opportunity to fill a void in education.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Outstanding and thoroughly committed!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

provide programs to all K-12 students!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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