DSAF Supports Education Through Music in 4th Grade Classrooms
It began when music Teacher Clyde Quick introduced the Davis Joint Unified District (DJUSD) to the Education Through Music program (ETM) and suggested that they provide ETM staff development for the fourth-grade music teachers. Mr. Quick then went further, suggesting the Davis School Arts Foundation (DSAF) collaborate with the district by providing a grant for one to one teacher mentorships, additional materials, demo lessons and community involvement for school families. DSAF and DJUSD, ()who regularly work together), quickly agreed, and DSAF approved a three-year support grant for Education Through Music: Reaching the Next Generation.
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Arts and cultural education is crucial to the development of all children. The Davis School Arts Foundation provides partnership and support of culturally relevant arts education for children in Davis public schools. We do this through project grants, advocacy and arts integration training for educators.
- DSAF funds teachers and artist to provide art experiences to Davis students beyond what the district can provide alone.
- We do it through a 40 yearlong partnership with the district that provides matching funds.
- We seek strategic partnerships with other non-profits. Your effort will leverage action and resources.
- We look for creative and exciting projects that will fly on their own after we seed them. You will be part of a creative community of artists and activists.
If these goals resonate with you, please start the process by filling out an application form here. This could be the beginning of a beautiful relationship!
DSAF Continues to Meet New Needs of Our Community
DSAF will use this year to continue to explore and refine how we can strengthen our finances, improve our organization structure and increase our grant giving. We will hold focus groups with teachers, artists, parents and district administrators to learn what is needed most. Our goal is to build a resilient and effective grant program for the 2022-23 school year and beyond. We look forward to sharing that with you. There are many ways you can work with us by participating in focus groups and surveys, supporting DSAF fundraisers, serving on our board and more.