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Parsons Awards $100K To PAC K-12 Arts Program

COClogoThe Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons is proud to announce that its K-12 Arts Education Outreach Program has been awarded a $100,000 multi-year grant from The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation.

 

The grant, to be distributed over the next two years, will assist in the PAC’s efforts to design sustainable arts education curriculum for all grade levels through partnerships with the five local school districts, various government and business organizations, as well as local, regional and national arts organizations.


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The K-12 ArtsEd program has seen steady growth over the last three years and this grant will help ensure that local students will have continued access to unique arts programming and special events, such as next spring’s Rock the Rhythm: Beat the Odds drum circle, taking place inside Cougar Stadium.

“We are very grateful to The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation for its support,” said Adam Philipson, PAC managing director. “This grant will enable us to continue to build on our proven model. It is a testament to the wonderful work of all of our consortium partners that we were able to receive this gift.”

As part of the K-12 ArtsEd bus-in program, nearly 6,000 local students will visit the PAC to see a main stage production. The recent Parsons Foundation grant will not only help to defer many of the transportation costs associated with such programs, but will also help increase the amount of shows offered in future years.

About The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation

The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation strives to support and facilitate the work of the region's best nonprofit organizations, recognizing that many of those in need today will go on to shape the future of Southern California, to define it, redefine it, and help it set and achieve new goals. For more information about the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation please visit www.rmpf.org.