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Here’s your Halloween party playlist by Performing Arts Workshop staff

Need some tunes for your Halloween party? Here are some recommendations from the Performing Arts Workshop staff: [spotify id="spotify:user:1218416140:playlist:5geUmf12FtmTu2Pqg5U1DE" width="300" height="380" /] Bonus track: Tim Curry's rendition of "Anything Can Happen On Halloween" from the TV movie 'The Worst Witch.'

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Thank You to our Sponsors!

Have you RSVP'd for our Donor and Community Appreciation Event on November 12th? The event is fast approaching and we are so excited to spend an evening with our loyal friends. But first, we owe heaps and heaps of gratitude to our generous sponsors, helping us in every aspect to make this event the best it can be!

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Get to Know Anupama!

With a name that literally means "incomparable," it's easy to believe that Anupama Tadanki is one-of-a-kind. Read on to find out more about our resident beat-boxer, vegetarian and New Sector Alliance Fellow! What is your role at the Workshop? I am completing a social sector fellowship (through New Sector Alliance and AmeriCorps) at Performing Arts Workshop. I will be…

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Vote Yes on Prop C in November!

By Jessica Mele, Executive Director On Monday, September 15, Performing Arts Workshop’s Board of Directors voted to endorse a proposition for only the second time in our nearly 50-year history. The proposition in question is Proposition C, and for those of you who care deeply about access to arts education for San Francisco youth, listen up. Proposition C includes the…

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To Invest in Nonprofit Leaders, We Need to Rethink Nonprofit Salaries and Benefits

By Jessica Mele, Executive Dirctor The post is a response to Ira Hirschfield's blog post on Stanford Social Innovation Review, "Investing in Leadership to Accelerate Philanthropic Impact." I am so pleased to see foundations like the Haas, Jr. Fund investing in leadership development in the nonprofit field. It is true that in the last 30 years, the demands on nonprofits by…

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Meet Board Member Kendra Wong!

Kendra doing "batik" (traditional silk dying/painting) while living in Thailand last year. Every member of Performing Arts Workshop's board of directors is simply amazing. Kendra Wong is no exception. She paints, dances, and has traveled all over the world for work. While balancing her jet-set job and board commitments, she's planning her wedding and a two-month…

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The Power of Immersive Partnerships: Deeper Experiences, Greater Outcomes

By Karena Salmond, Program Director When the Workshop made a strategic shift towards deeper, more “immersive” partnerships in 2011, I was both thrilled and nervous--thrilled to prioritize partners invested in a long-term, sequential arts program for all students; and nervous that many of our existing partners weren’t prepared to make that kind of commitment. Thankfully, we’re…

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Joining the revolution: A response to AFTA’s ‘A Shared Responsibility’ webinar

By Jessica Mele, Executive Director In last Wednesday’s Americans for the Arts webinar, Arts Education: A Shared Responsibility, Mary Ruth McGinn noted that districts and schools must ultimately accept some responsibility for a shared delivery model. In the meantime, it’s up to us to “join the revolution.” So what can we, as community arts education organizations, do to…

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Meet our new Core Artist Glenda Bates!

Get to know our newest Core Artist Glenda Bates with this questionnaire! How would you describe yourself in 3 words? Creative, intuitive, curious Where did you grow up? Vienna, Virginia, a suburb of Washington DC. My dad was an engineer and my mother worked for the government. Where did you go to school and what did you study? I did my undergrad at the University of South…

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Read about Reed!

  We're so excited to welcome 2 new members to our Board of Directors! First up, we'd like to introduce you to Reed Mayfield, a  Senior Lending Associate at RSF Social Finance, a nonprofit financial services organization. Get to know a little more about him by reading our questionnaire! Where did you grow up? In a town outside of Fort Worth TX - playing baseball, hiking,…

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