SRHS on list for VAPA funds
The VAPA Foundation, whose mission is to increase access to and enhance the quality of arts education in the San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD), has begun its Community Engaged Mural (CEM) program.
The CEM program provides funding for materials and training to engage, organize and lead diverse groups of school community members in designing and painting murals at their schools. This year, seven San Diego Unified Schools were selected, including Scripps Ranch High School.
The objective of the program is to build the capacity of leadership and engagement among diverse school communities through the arts. Each selected school has three team leaders, which can range from students, parents, teachers, staff or community members. The team leaders will receive virtual and physical training in which they will learn strategies for engaging, organizing and leading a diverse group of school community members in collaboratively designing and painting a public mural at their school.
Additionally, each school will receive $500 that can be funded toward materials such as paint, brushes, tarps and more. The teams will also use VAPA’s loanable tools including ladders, bristle brushes, a drop cloth, a digital projector and a shade canopy.
When the mural is complete in May, VAPA will support the sharing of a public unveiling of the finished mural within and beyond the school community.
For more information about the VAPA Foundation, visit: vapafoundation.org. For more information on the CEM program, visit: vapafoundation.org/cem-funding.
The VAPA Foundation is a San Diego nonprofit organization whose mission is to increase access to and enhance the quality of arts education in the San Diego Unified School District. The VAPA Foundation believes that an education infused with the arts transforms the lives of young people. By using data, VAPA targets its programs to schools that demonstrate the most need. VAPA often collaborates with local artists and organizations to bridge the gap between them and SDUSD through its programs.