RAISE (Reinforcing Arts in Student Education)
RAISE aims to bridge the opportunity gap in student education by providing free arts education to all students in the Bay Area. We believe that children have an increased opportunity to succeed in school when their education is adequately supplemented with the arts. We provide public schools with the opportunity for free weekly arts lessons and materials. Our staff is comprised of high school volunteers who are advanced in either fine arts or music. We are nearing the culmination of our very first 6-week arts session at Lowell Elementary in San Jose. Lowell currently has an 86.8% socioeconomically disadvantaged population. We are extremely excited about the positive improvement we are seeing in so many's children's lives! All the kids are enthusiastic and love learning about art and music.