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Sonia Mak

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Review for California State Summer School Arts Foundation, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

CSSSA is celebrating its 25th year of opening doors for artistically talented young people all around the state. In addition to staying true to its mission to serve as a model for private/public partnership, CSSSA has built a well-deserved reputation for the unmatched caliber of its intensive arts education program. CSSSA alumni have become trailblazers, taste makers and visionaries in the arts, not just in California but across the country. The organization has a powerhouse Board of Directors, Board of Trustees and Advisory Board, all of which include CSSSA alumni and arts and entertainment industry leaders, philanthropists, arts education practitioners and policy makers. CSSSA changes lives by offering once-in-a-lifetime opportunities when young people need it most.

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

Over the past year, I have observed the wonderful results that the CSSSA staff and board have produced through their efforts to proactively recruit more students from schools in underrepresented neighborhoods and counties throughout the state. CSSSA is working to partner with more schools to ensure that students across California have the opportunity to learn about and apply for this wonderful four-week summer residency program.

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

CSSSA needs greater capacity to ensure that programs and outreach efforts can be expanded to include underrepresented counties.

Role:  Professional with expertise in this field & I support CSSSA's executive administration and development activities.