Current Trilogy Grantees
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Boston Children's Chorus
RAW Art Works
Grantee NameGrantee Description
2014: Sociedad Latina Founded in 1968, Sociedad Latina works in partnership with youth and families to create the next generation of Latino leaders who are confident, competent, successful and self-sustaining. Our 2014 Triology Grant with Sociedad Latina will support their year-round STEAM programming for Latino and English Language Learning middle school students in Mission Hill/Roxbury. In addition to homework help and wraparound supports, STEAM Team participants complete interactive, project-based and service-learning STEAM activities that are rooted in the context of real-world challenges. These complementary program components ensure that participants have the tools they need to achieve their long-term academic, personal and career goals.
2014: The John Andrew Mazie Memorial Foundation The John Andrew Mazie Memorial Foundation is a publically funded, grassroots, nonprofit organization dedicated to helping aspiring Framingham and Waltham High School students realize their full potential. Through their our goal-oriented, one-on-one Mazie Mentoring Program, they provide support to young people who, for reasons beyond their control, face tremendous adversity on their path to success. The program helps students set and achieve goals, graduate from high school, prepare to apply to college and experience success. Our 2014 Trilogy Grant with the Mazie Foundation will support the growth of their Waltham High School program, started in 2010 and patterned after their successful 16-year old program for Framingham High School students.
2014: The Handel and Haydn Society The Handel and Haydn Society (H+H) of Boston is a professional period-instrument orchestra and chorus celebrating its Bicentennial in 2015. H+H's mission is to enrich life and influence culture by performing Baroque and Classical music at the highest levels of artistic excellence, and by providing engaging, accessible, and broadly inclusive music education and training activities. Our 2014 Trilogy Grant supports the growth of H+H's music literacy and choral programs in two Boston public elementary and middle schools in Dorchester and Jamaica Plain, the Lee and Kennedy schools, that otherwise lack arts instruction. The grant allows H+H to offer sequential arts curricula that also support English language learning, expand in grade levels served, and create cost-effective program models that can be taken to other schools in need of music and arts education..
2015: Cambridge Creativity Commons The Cambridge Creativity Commons (CCC) engages Cambridge Public School students and teachers in developing their imagination and creativity across disciplines to enrich aesthetic understanding and activate joy of learning through innovative arts-based projects. 1. Collaborate with core teachers, specifically in the sciences, to develop project-based lessons that support the curriculum through the arts, such as sculpting the planets of the solar system; creating stop-motion animations of plate tectonics; and using emerging technologies to develop interactive eco-systems 2. Partner with Cambridge Youth Centers to provide after-school and summer ‘residency’ programs that invite local visiting artists as teachers and align with learning goals and youth interests. 3. Partner with community organizations such as Cambridge Arts Council, Cambridge Arts Association and the Cambridge Public Library to exhibit student work. Our 2015 Trilogy Grant with Cambridge Creativity Commons will allow the CCC teaching artists to work closely with Cambridge educators to create arts-based projects that enrich the curriculum in-school and out-of-school. Over the past two years CCC’s core work has been the integration of arts and sciences and the fertile creative ground this can provide. Collaborating with science teachers and technology specialists, the CCC has developed innovative STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) projects that are deeply engaging and give students multiple access points to the content.
2015: Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO) is one of the nation’s finest youth orchestra programs and arts education organizations. Founded in 1958 at Boston University College of Fine Arts, we offer a life-changing, high-quality music education to 500 young musicians, grades K-12, from across New England through our orchestral program outreach programs and inspire tens of thousands of audience members each year through our ambitious concert season. At BYSO, our students receive a transformative music education – one that is rooted in excellence and shapes their life path through the development of life-long skills such as self-confidence, team-work and leadership. Our 2015 Trilogy Grant with the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra will provide continued support for the Intensive Community Program (ICP). ICP is a rigorous string instrument training program within the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO) that brings quality classical music instruction to underrepresented communities.
2015: Breakthrough Greater Boston Founded in 1992, Breakthrough Greater Boston is an education organization that prepares low-income students for success in college and trains the next generation of urban teachers using its unique Students Teaching Students model. The 2015 Trilogy grant for Breakthrough will be used to enhance and expand the High School Program in both Dorchester and Cambridge. Breakthrough’s High School Program helps students succeed in college-track courses and prepares them to get into (and succeed in) four–year college. This year Breakthrough is launching its high school program at the Dorchester campus and will continue to enhance and expand its High School Program across both campuses through 2018. There are currently 210 students participating in the High School Program, 180 in Cambridge and 30 in the inaugural class of students in Dorchester. Over the period of the Trilogy grant, the High School Program in Dorchester will grow by 30–45 students per year, resulting in a total of more than 280 high school students served across both campuses by 2018.
2016: Codman Academy Charter Public School The mission of Codman Academy Charter Public School is to provide an outstanding, transformative education that prepares students for success in college, further education and beyond. Our vision is to educate the whole student: mind, body, and character. With the city and world as our classroom, we build a school community rich in rigorous academics and daily experiences of discovery. Our 2016 Trilogy grant supports Codman's impactful programs like one-on-one Saturday tutorial, Wellness programs and Nutrition classes, internship placements, Saturday electives, SAT prep, college advising and alumni support, and theatre training with the Huntington Theatre Company.
2016: Boston Children's Chorus Boston Children’s Chorus (BCC) is a nationally-recognized after school organization that intentionally unites area children ages 7-18 across differences of race and socioeconomic status to discover the power of singing and transcend social barriers in a celebration of shared humanity and love of music. Each year, 450 youth from over 100 zip codes come together in 13 choirs in five Boston locations for intensive musicianship training and a wide range of performing experiences locally, nationally and around the world. BCC actively seeks to eliminate silos in communities through its Social Integration Inititative, a framework embedded throughout its choir programs in which conductors teach, discuss and sing songs that promote increased mutual understanding and compassion, instilling in singers the values of social and racial equity. BCC’s Trilogy Grant is supporting the strategic deepening and growth of our Choir Program, including increases in the number of singers, choirs, and staff; expanded excursion and community service projects; and the continued evolution of the Social Integration Initiative.
2016: KIPP Massachusetts Our mission at KIPP Massachusetts is to create an environment where students develop the academic skills, character strengths, and intellectual habits necessary to maximize their potential in college, and in life. We are committed to lives of independence and impact for 100% of our students, and our goal is for 75% of our students to graduate from college. This has remained consistent since our inception. Our 2016 Trilogy grant supports our More Time program at KIPP Academy Lynn Elementary, the newest of our five schools serving Lynn and Boston. Our program is based on a longer school day and year, academic rigor and character development, a relentless focus on student outcomes and college graduation, coaching and continuous learning for teachers and staff, and a system of support for students in grades K-12 and through college graduation.
2016: VSA Massachusetts VSA Massachusetts promotes the involvement of people of all abilities in the cultural life of our communities. Our Creative Outlook On Learning Schools Program (COOL Schools) supports inclusive learning by students of all abilities through arts-integrated instruction, removing barriers to learning and engagement in school. Our Trilogy grant will support the implementation of COOL Schools programs in nine schools, engaging over 1,600 students with and without disabilities in inclusive, arts-integrated learning.