CAN Mail: November 2011 Edition

Photo by Zac Goodwin Courtesy of the Right Brain Initiative
The arts enhance every aspect of education from reading to critical thinking, social skills and motivation.

(Photo by Zac Goodwin, Courtesy of The Right Brain Initiative)
CAN partners with schools in Portland to restore arts and music education.

Working in partnership with Centennial, David Douglas, Parkrose, Portland Public, Reynolds and Riverdale School Districts, CAN’s proposed new public fund will restore arts education for every K-5 student by funding certified arts and music classroom instruction in every Portland elementary school.  

CAN’s plans to increase public funding for the arts in Portland’s classrooms and communities will reach all K-12 students across our city when the proposal is referred to and approved by Portland voters in November 2012. But, through a partnership with the City of Portland’s six school districts, the investment in over 33,000 elementary school students will be especially game-changing.  

Based on 2010 staffing levels in the K-5 classrooms across our city, 77% of today’s 5th graders will complete elementary school without ever having attended an art class.  

To learn more about CAN’s proposal to fund arts instruction for every Portland elementary school student and increase our city’s investments in classroom and community-based creative learning opportunities for students of every age, please join the conversation at Facebook/theArtsCAN and Twitter@theArtsCAN.
You’re Invited!
To an Artful Evening of Appreciation.
 

Please join CAN and the CAN Action Fund in celebrating our amazing accomplishments in 2011 and the success that your support has made possible:
 
December 7th, 2011
5:30 – 7:00 PM
The Armory Mezzanine
128 NW Eleventh Avenue Portland, Oregon
 
View our online invitation and RSVP today!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

An Artful Evening of Appreciation!

 

Join CAN at a special December 18th matinee performance of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker and save 30% off tickets as a CAN supporter!
 
Just follow this link and use our special offer code: CANCAN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Our members make it happen:
Fueling the movement and shaping the future of the arts in Portland

 
 
Leading the movement, our nearly 60 member organizations do more than write checks. They provide space at their events to raise public awareness, ad space in programs, and even host information about CAN on their web sites such as this wonderful page that Friends of Chamber Music recently posted: http://focm.org/about/CAN
 
The support we receive from these visionary arts and culture organizations not only fuels the movement with vital funding and outreach, it inspires business and community leaders alike to support CAN’s efforts. Together, we will restore and strengthen creativity and culture in our classrooms and communities.
 
To join the movement today, please visit http://theartscan.org/get-involved/donate or email keith@theArtsCAN.org.

 

Friends of Chamber Music’s wonderful recognition of CAN on their web site.

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