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Funding List

Fiscal Year 2022 Total: $120,000

Social Prescription

Organization City/town Grant
“e” Inc. Boston 22000

to support a twice-weekly science and action after-school program for middle schoolers.

18 Degrees Pittsfield 22000

to provide opportunities for children to succeed and grow to their full potential through musical study and accomplishment in a supportive environment fostering confidence, discipline, teamwork, pride, aspiration, and community engagement.

Abner Gibbs Elementary School Westfield 5500

for a school residency for grades 2, 3, and 4 students to work with teaching artist Jay Mankita of Playful Engineers to build chain reactions from ordinary objects.

Academy at Kiley Springfield 5500

for a school residency with Community Music School of Springfield to provide ensemble music instruction for 6th-7th graders to develop musical skills and support social-emotional, academic and creative growth.

Academy Hill Center for Gifted Children Springfield 3850

for a residency with Meg Marchione, Shakespeare & Company, to bring 30 middle school scholars from grades 6, 7 and 8 together to study and then perform a modified version of a play by William Shakespeare.

Academy of the Pacific Rim Charter School Boston 4150

for a school residency in theater with Kadahj Bennett for the August Wilson Monologue Competition.

Actors’ Shakespeare Project Boston 22000

for ensemble and performance-based Shakespeare and theater projects for vulnerable youth in the custody of DYS, on probation, or in transition back into society to develop social, pre-professional, artistic, and literacy skills.

Al-Hamra Academy Shrewsbury 5500

for a residency with teaching artist Faye Dupras that uses puppetry, music, and art-making to deepen K – Gr.1 students’ understanding and application of the Social Emotional skills needed to recognize and celebrate diversity.

Albert Argenziano School at Lincoln Park Somerville 3850

for a residency for Grades 5-8 to learn traditional Malian Drumming and Dance and its importance in Malian culture.

Alfred Zanetti Montessori Magnet School Springfield 5500

for a school residency with Rachael James of the Community Music School of Springfield.

Allendale Elementary School Pittsfield 4750

for a school residency with Max Galdos-Shapiro of Mass Audubon.

Angkor Dance Troupe Lowell 22000

to support vulnerable youth in their developmental process of self-identity through connecting them to their culture of origin, and to instill in them a strong goal-setting/work ethic through the demanding medium of Cambodian classical and folk dance.

Art Garden Shelburne 22000

to support teens in developing skills for a lifelong journey as artists, so they can become contributing members of their communities.

Arthur D. Healey School Somerville 5500

for a school residency with teaching artist Faye Dupras that uses puppetry, music, and art-making to deepen K students’ understanding and application of the Social Emotional skills needed to recognize and celebrate diversity.

Arthur M. Longsjo Middle School Fitchburg 1750

for a school residency with teaching artist Pamela Hill, Forge Theater Lab, to bring together students, grades 6-8, to create, develop, and perform pieces for the Abolitionist Park Inauguration Celebration in Fitchburg on June 19, 2022.

Arthur T. Talmadge Elementary School Springfield 5500

for a school residency with Neuba Silva of the Community Music School of Springfield to provide adaptive music instruction for 2 autism support classrooms to create a foundational knowledge of music for students, supporting social-emotional, creative and academic development.

Artists for Humanity Boston 22000

for a paid apprenticeship/leadership program to provide teens with hands-on job training in the arts and enterprise under the mentorship of professional artists, and to include a public exhibition and sale of the young people’s artwork.

BalletRox Boston 22000

to provide Boston youth ages 3-19 a chance to dance in a supportive, community based environment.

Barrington Stage Company Pittsfield 22000

for an intensive out-of-school activity to use theatre as a catalyst to help at-risk youth, ages 13 to 19, learn valuable life skills that can aid them in developing positive self-images.

Beatrice H. Wood Elementary School Plainville 4450

for a school residency to bring scientists from Science & Engineering Elementary Development (SEED) to the Wood School to work with 6th graders to explore the systems of the human body.

Berklee College of Music Boston 22000

for an intensive program for youth (grades 9-12) to develop musicianship by learning advanced skills, technique, and composition.

Berkshire Arts & Technology Charter School Adams 5500

for a school residency with teaching artist Malia’Kekia Nicolini to work with high school students for a musical theater production of “Young Frankenstein.”

Berkshire Pulse Great Barrington 22000

to provide dance, world music and performing arts instruction after school and during summer breaks for at-risk youth in Southern Berkshire County.

Berkshire Theatre Festival Pittsfield $10,000

for “BTG Productions” for social prescription in partnership with MACONY Pediatrics.

Bessie Buker Elementary School Wenham 4000

for a school residency for grades K-5 in creative nonfiction writing with Jerry Pallotta, author of the Who Would Win series.

Beverly High School Beverly 5500

for a school residency with Paula Conrad of Express Yourself.

Bird Street Community Center Boston 22000

for youth to experience a career exploration of the fashion field, learning how to create and put on their own photoshoots, design and construct custom made clothing using fabric materials and equipment, and publish a magazine highlighting their efforts.

Blueberry Hill Elementary School Longmeadow 5500

for a school residency with Jay Mankita of Playful Engineers to build kinetic machines from ordinary objects.

Boston Adult Technical Academy Boston 5500

for a school residency in theater with Lydia Graeff of Company One Theatre.

Boston Arts Academy Boston 4750

for a school residency to bring students in grades 9 through 12 together with teaching artist Kristina Berger to study the Lester Horton technique and explore how artists can confront social and cultural inequities through their work.

Boston Children’s Chorus Boston 22000

to support an integrated music and social justice education program for over 500 children to deepen educational impact.

Boston City Singers Boston 22000

to transform the lives of young people by providing safe and inspiring opportunities to grow through joyful expression.

Boston Collegiate Charter School Boston 2800

for a school residency in music with the Community Music Center of Boston.

Boston Conservatory at Berklee Boston 22000

to fund the Berklee Institute for Arts Education and Special Needs, a catalyst for the inclusion of individuals with special needs in all aspects of arts education.

Boston Green Academy Horace Mann Charter School Boston 5500

for a residency with Erin Kelly of Mass Audubon’s Boston Nature Center to work with grades 6 – 8 for weekly classes on adaptation and resilience of wildlife through school-based and neighborhood exploration.

Boston International High School Boston 5500

for a school residency with Kortney Adams of Central Square Theater to guide English Language Learners to write and perform short plays in connection with a curriculum unit exploring ethics.

Boston String Academy Boston 22000

to increase access to quality music education in Allston, Roxbury and Chinatown communities that lack intense and excellence driven ensemble music programming.

Boston Teachers Union School Boston 5500

for a school residency with Rehearsal for Life to build student social and emotional skills for every stage in life through dialogue, creativity and performance.

Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras Boston 22000

to offer classical music training for students of color and low-income students in Boston.

Boys & Girls Club of Greater Lowell Lowell 22000

to support free youth-driven music instruction in a safe and vibrant space to at-risk and low-income young people.

Brick House Community Resource Center Montague 22000

to support youth ages 11-18 in developing leadership and entrepreneurial skills, connecting to their local community through the practice, display, and sale of multi-disciplinary arts, team service projects, and youth recognition events.

Bridge Boston Charter School Boston 22000

to cultivate non-cognitive character strengths and executive functioning skills for low-income Boston youth through intense high quality ensemble experiences.

Brighton High School Boston 5500

for a school residency with Actor Shakespeare Project artists to activate text through theater techniques for Brighton’s ESL students, facilitating language development.

Briscoe Middle School Beverly 5500

for a school residency with Change is Simple that provides climate and sustainability education to 5th grade students through science, art, ELA, and math.

Brockton High School Brockton 5500

for a school residency with Kassandra Rateau of BCity Reps to give our diverse, urban high school students a unique opportunity to experience professional dance instruction and broaden their cultural awareness and expression.

Brooke High School Boston 4000

for a school residency with Juma Inness of The Message LLC that empowers 9th-11th grade students with media art/media literacy skills through a series of workshops and creative projects.

Brookfield School Brockton 5500

for a school residency with teaching artist Jennifer Pearl of South Shore Conservatory that improves kindergarten level teaching and learning in literacy through music and related arts.

Buckland-Shelburne Elementary School Shelburne 2800

for a school residency with Laura Beltran of Mass Audubon Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary in which 3rd graders explore nature’s life cycles and the impact of abiotic factors.

Cambridge Community Center Cambridge 22000

to teach teens the authentic history of hip-hop culture and equip them with the skills to write, record, and perform original music.

Cambridge Community Television Cambridge 22000

to support teens in creating honest stories about themselves and their communities in paid positions as media artists.

Cambridge Friends School Cambridge 5500

for a residency with teaching artist Faye Dupras that uses puppetry, music, and art-making to deepen K through Gr.1 students’ understanding and application of the Social Emotional skills needed to recognize and celebrate diversity.

Cambridgeport Elementary School Cambridge 5500

for a school residency with Kortney Adams of Central Square Theater that guides Cambridgeport third graders to write and perform a play about the Charles River’s history and ecosystem.

Capuano Early Childhood Center Somerville 5500

for a school residency with teaching artist Faye Dupras that uses puppetry, music, and art-making to deepen K students’ understanding and application of the Social Emotional skills needed to recognize and celebrate diversity.

Center Elementary School Easthampton 3400

for a residency Kim Hoff of Mass Audubon Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary that connects third-graders to the natural world through science and environmental education activities focused on local flora and fauna.

Center School Peabody 5500

for a school residency with teaching artist Jeff Nathan for students grades 4-5 to write and perform poems, experience artistic cooperation, and gain confidence.

Centerville Elementary School Beverly 5500

for a school residency in multidisciplinary arts with Express Yourself, Inc.

Central Square Theater Cambridge 22000

for a theater ensemble for youth ages 13 to 25 that responds to social issues in their community, especially around issues of race, inclusion, and opportunity.

Charles River School Dover 2800

for a school residency with Sidi Mohamed “Joh” Camara to provide an authentic experience for the fourth grade to learn African Drumming and Dance with a West African artist.

Chestnut Accelerated Middle School (Talented and Gifted) Springfield 5500

for a school residency with Justin Esiason of the Community Music School of Springfield.

City Strings United Agawam 22000

to elevate students’ leadership, musicianship, and self-management skills to equip them with greater confidence to overcome obstacles and realize their potential for excellence.

Clark Street Community School Worcester 5500

for a school residency with Deborah Greenebaum of the Worcester Chamber Music Society to provide an intensive strings program for at risk immigrant and refugee youth to foster social justice, community involvement, and integration.

Clubhouse Network Boston 22000

to support The Clubhouse, a creative after-school learning environment where teens from “at-risk” Boston neighborhoods develop projects based on their own interests, build skills, and gain confidence through technology.

Clyde Reeves Elementary School Woburn 5500

for a school residency with Change is Simple, Inc. to provide climate and sustainability education to grades K-5 through science, math, art, and ELA.

Colrain Central School Colrain 2050

for a school residency with Jonathan Mirin of Piti Theatre Company to give the third graders of Colrain Central School the chance to develop a play with music inspired by the local history of their town – in this case, focusing on an area called “Foundry Village” during the 1800’s.

Community Access to the Arts Great Barrington $10,000

for “The Power of Creativity: Arts Workshops for People with Disabilities to Increase Well-Being and Heal from Trauma” partnering with MACONY Pediatrics and Community Health Programs.

Community Adolescent Resource & Education Center Holyoke 22000

to increase students’ awareness and love of language and poetry; to inspire students to express themselves through poetry; and to present contemporary poetry to the public through instruction, student poetry anthology, and public readings.

Community Art Center Cambridge 22000

for teens to explore the issues in their lives and seek to create positive change through media production as well as through the management of a national festival for youth-produced films and videos.

Community Day Arlington Lawrence 4150

for a school residency with Gena Greher, UMass Lowell String Project, to bring more than 100 students from Lawrence, MA together with violin, viola, and cello instructors of various cultural backgrounds to compose musical accompaniments for personal anthems written by the students.

Community Day Charter Pub School – Prospect Lawrence 22000

to deliver a high-level violin training in a challenging but nurturing environment to Lawrence 3rd through 8th graders at CDCPS.

Community Music Center of Boston Boston $10,000

for “CultureRx at CMCB,” a program partnering with The South End Community Health Center that invites referrals in social prescription for young people in music therapy.

Community Music Center of Boston Boston 22000

to support a program that provides students at three Boston Public Schools the opportunity to engage in school-day group string instruction and continue their learning in the summer with ensemble instruction.

Community Music School of Springfield Springfield $10,000

for “Caring Health Center CultureRx Workshops” to co-create culturally relevant experiences in social prescription.

Community Music School of Springfield Springfield 22000

for Springfield Public School students to learn to play an instrument and the basics of music literacy, build confidence and artistic identity, and gain skills that apply across disciplines.

Conservatory Lab Charter School Boston 5500

for a school residency with teaching artist Kathleen Jara in which students will use the concepts of Afro-futurism to create facemasks that coincide with their stories of Covid-19 and then incorporate the masks into a themed final performance through composition, spoken word, and visual art and song.

Conservatory Lab Charter School Boston 22000

to provide ensemble-based opportunities that are fully integrated into the school day for students from the Boston neighborhoods of Dorchester, Roxbury, and Mattapan.

Conway Grammar School Conway 5350

for a school residency with storyteller Eshu Bumpus that brings grades 3-6 together in exploring storytelling and cultural values of folktales.

Country School Weston 5350

for a school residency with musician Dan Foote to work with all second grade students to learn about about percussion instruments and music making on the continents of Antarctica, Australia, and Africa.

Countryside Elementary School Newton 1600

for a residency with Annawon Weedon, a member of the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe, that brings three classes of 3rd graders together to think critically about racial stereotypes throughout history.

Cove Elementary School Beverly 3250

for a residency with teaching artist Andrew Green for students to learn how to express themselves and find their voice utilizing poetry.

Crocker Farm Elementary School Amherst 3850

for a school residency with Helen Ann Sephton, Hitchcock Center, providing outdoor, nature-based learning opportunities for grades K, 3, and 6 in science and engineering specific to the floral, fauna, and geology of the local environment.

Crosby Elementary School Pittsfield 5500

for a school residency that connects 3rd grade students with earth and life science specialist Dale Abrams of Mass Audubon for a series of in-person explorations.

Dale Street School Medfield 5500

for a school residency with Science & Engineering Education Development (SEED, Inc) to bring hands-on activities to explore physical waves, such as sound and light, to 4th grade students.

Delaney School Wrentham 4600

for a school residency to bring second graders at Delaney Elementary School together with Mass Audubon educator Sammi Ocher to learn the importance of trees in their community.

Dennis C. Haley Elementary School Boston 5500

for a school residency with Kristen Sherman of Rehearsal For Life.

Dr. Leroy E. Mayo Elementary School Holden 5350

for a residency to help 5th graders develop literacy, narrative skills, and social-emotional awareness by writing original fiction with storyteller Motoko Dworkin.

Dr. Robert G. O’Donnell Middle School Stoughton 5500

for a residency with Dr. Sandra Pearl, Science & Engineering Education Development (SEED), for 6th grade students to learn about anatomy relevant to the human body.

Dr. W. Arnone Community School Brockton 5500

for a school residency with Kaitlyn Mazzilli of the South Shore Conservatory of Music.

Early Childhood Education Center Springfield 5500

for a school residency with Alisa Wright-Tanny of the Community Music School of Springfield to provide adaptive music instruction for integrated (Special Education and General Education) classrooms of preschool students to create a foundational knowledge of music supporting social-emotional, creative, and academic development.

East Boston High School Boston 5500

for a school residency with Kadahj Bennett, ZUMIX, Inc., to engage EBHS freshman in a six-week poetry workshop where each student will write and perform original poetic works.

East Meadow School Granby 2950

for a residency with Katie Koerton, Hitchcock Center for the Environment, in which students will solve challenging, collaborative physical science tasks through trial and error.

Educational Options for Success at Pittsfield High School Pittsfield 2950

for a residency that allows AP Environmental Science students to work with Mass Audubon’s Education Coordinator Max Galdos-Shapiro to investigate climate change and biodiversity in their community.

Edward M. Kennedy Academy for Health Careers (Horace Mann Charter School) Boston 5500

to expand an existing Mass Poetry residency for grades 11 and 12 with Latinx poet JD Debris to allow for greater depth of study, more cross-disciplinary interaction, and meaningful mentorship opportunities.

Edward P. Boland Elementary School Springfield 5500

for a school residency with Rick Marshall of the Community Music School of Springfield.

El Sistema Somerville Somerville 22000

to provide equitable access to the pursuit of musical excellence, self-esteem and self-confidence for children in Somerville Public Schools.

Elevated Thought Foundation Lawrence 22000

for youth to examine societal issues and explore new ideas through discussion and debate, poetry, organizing, and the use of various visual art mediums.

Elias Brookings School Springfield 5500

for a school residency with Jessica Corwin of the Community Music School of Springfield to provide adaptive music instruction for autism support and Lifeskills classrooms to create a foundational knowledge of music for students, supporting social-emotional, creative, and academic development.

Ellis Mendell Elementary School Boston 5200

for a school residency with Jane Wong of Cantata Singers to work with small groups of students to facilitate music composition.

Ellison-Parks Early Education School Boston 5050

for an 8-week residency in music with Monét Ledbetter-Glaude of Open Door Arts to explore feelings, ideas and community.

Enchanted Circle Theater Holyoke $10,000

for “Caring Health Center CultureRx Workshops” to co-create culturally relevant experiences in social prescription.

Enchanted Circle Theater Holyoke 22000

to perform “Sharing Our Truth,” an abbreviated performance of the Youth Truth script to spread awareness of teens experiencing out of home care and teach peers how to support these students.

Essex Elementary School Essex 5500

for a school residency with Change is Simple, Inc. to provide climate and sustainability education to students K-5 through science, math, ELA and art.

Excel High School Boston 5500

for a school residency with muralist Felipe Ortiz to design, process, and create a mural.

Express Yourself Beverly 22000

to support community youth and young people from the Department of Mental Health to collaborate in a multi-disciplinary, culturally diverse arts program that brings 17 isolated communities together to perform at the Citi Wang Theater.

Ezra H. Baker Innovation School Dennis 4750

for a school residency for 2nd grade to explore trees, how both humans and animals depend on trees, and environmental stewardship of trees with Mass Audubon educators Jessica Sheppard and Spring Beckhorn.

Falmouth High School Falmouth 1900

for a school residency with Jackie Reeves to create a Racial & Social Justice Mural.

Fayerweather Street School Cambridge 5500

for a school residency in theater with teaching artists Bella Tasha, Emily Grove, and Julie Rama Winslow.

Fisher Hill Elementary School Orange 3400

for a residency with Anna Hendricks, Great Falls Creative Movement, to provide kindergarten students with 5 days of dance programming designed to connect music, dance, culture and their own embodied and aesthetic experiences.

Fort River Elementary School Amherst 3400

for an outdoor schoolyard residency in science and engineering with Helen Ann Sephton, Hitchcock Center.

Four Rivers Charter School Greenfield 2200

for a school residency with filmmaker Aimee Corrigan, Nollywood Workshops, for 11th and 12th grade students to enhance their study of human rights activists by researching the lives and issues of specific figures, working in small groups to create a unique artistic response to their research in the form of a short film, and sharing the final project with the wider community in a screening at a local, public cinema.

Frances Drake School Leominster 1750

for a school residency with teaching artist Pamela Hill, Forge Theater Lab, to bring together students, grades 6-8, to create, develop, and perform pieces for the Abolitionist Park Inauguration Celebration in Fitchburg on June 19, 2022.

Francis J. Kane Elementary School Marlborough 3850

for a school residency with Science & Engineering Education Development to bring hands-on activities to explore physical waves, such as sound and light, to 4th grade students at the Kane School.

Frank H. Freedman School Springfield 5500

for a school residency with Eleni Yalanis of the Community Music School of Springfield to provide string ensemble instruction to develop musical skills and support social-emotional, academic, and creative growth.

Freetown-Lakeville Regional School District Lakeville 1600

for a school residency with Cailigh MacDonald from Handshouse Studio to bring the Toys for Monkeys Project– a real-world interface between art and science for the Buttonwood Zoo–to a high school class.

Gardner Pilot Academy Boston 5500

for a school residency in hip hop dance with Melissa Webster of Young Audiences of Massachusetts.

George H. Conley Elementary School Boston 5500

for an all-school 8-session residency with “e” inc. on Energy: What is it? Why is it important? How do we get it? How do we deploy it? How to shift to Sun, Water & Wind?

George R. Martin School Seekonk 3850

for a school residency with Chris Hitchener, Mass Audubon, to provide all 5th grade students at George Martin Elementary school with hands on, science and civics based educational lessons at the school.

German Gerena Community School Springfield 5500

for a school residency with Eleni Yalanis of the Community Music School of Springfield to provide ensemble music instruction to develop musical skills and support social-emotional, academic, and creative growth.

Gill Elementary School Gill 2050

for an outdoor schoolyard residency in science and engineering with Helen Ann Sephton, Hitchcock Center.

Gilmore Elementary School Brockton 5500

for school residency with Catherine Piazza of the South Shore Conservatory to improve kindergarten level teaching and learning in literacy through music and related arts.

Girls Incorporated of Lynn Lynn 22000

to provide teen leaders with the opportunity to work with scientists to help influence peers and younger girls to see science as exciting, to engage with their community, and to see careers in STEM as a viable option.

Glenwood Elementary School Springfield 5500

for a school residency with Jennifer Kass of the Community Music School of Springfield to provide adaptive music instruction for two autism support classrooms of students to create a foundational knowledge of music for students, supporting social-emotional, creative, and academic development.

Goodnow Brothers Elementary School Marlborough 5500

for a school residency with Liz Bless, Science & Engineering Education Development (SEED, Inc.), to bring hands-on activities for exploring physical waves, such as sound and light, to 4th grade students at the Goodnow School.

Goodyear Elementary School Woburn 5500

for a school residency with Change is Simple, Inc. to provide climate and sustainability education to students K-5 through science, math, art, and ELA.

Greenfield Commonwealth Virtual School Greenfield 5500

for a school residency with teaching artist Jay Mankita of Playful Engineers to work with grades 3, 4, and 5 exploring the engineering and design principles underlying chain reactions and creative mechanisms.

GreenRoots Chelsea 22000

to support the ECO Youth Crew to engage and educate other youth on environmental justice issues in Chelsea.

Groundwork Lawrence Lawrence 22000

to increase STEM proficiency, professional networks, and environmental awareness.

H.B. Lawrence School Holyoke 5500

for a school residency with Jen Kass of the Community Music School of Springfield to provide adaptive music instruction for an integrated (Special Education and General Education) 2nd grade classroom to create a foundational knowledge of music, supporting social-emotional, creative and academic development.

Hampshire Regional High School Westhampton 4000

for a school residency to help students develop a greater awareness of the world’s unique cultures and the dispersion of culture around the world through exploration and recreation of artifacts.

Hannah Elementary School Beverly 5500

for a school residency with Change is Simple, Inc. to provide climate and sustainability education to students grades K, 1, and 2 through science, math, art, and ELA .

Harvard-Kent Elementary School Boston 5500

for an 8-session, 4-grades residency with “e” inc.on the challenges of Climate Change, from weather vs. climate to the causes and effects of change, both local and planetary.

Hatfield Elementary School Hatfield 4600

for an outdoor school residency for grades K-3 with Amelia Thompson, Hitchcock Center for the Environment, establishing ecological literacy and knowledge of place.

Hawlemont Regional Elementary School Charlemont 5350

for a school residency in theatre with Jonathan Mirin of the Piti Theatre Company.

Helen H. Hansen Elementary School Stoughton 2050

for a school residency with Science & Engineering Education Development (SEED), Inc. to allow students to work with scientists to investigate animals using hands-on activities.

Henry B. Burkland Elementary School Middleborough 5500

for a school residency for 3rd and 4th graders to work with teaching artist Jay Mankita to build kinetic machines from ordinary objects.

Henry Dearborn STEM Academy Boston 5500

for a school residency with Actor’s Shakespeare Project artists to engage 7th graders in a theatrical exploration of Romeo and Juliet, connecting the story to modern day.

High School of Commerce Springfield 5500

for a school residency in ensemble music with Community Music School of Springfield for 9th-12th graders to develop musical skills and support social-emotional, academic and creative growth.

Hill-Roberts Elementary School Attleboro 5050

for a school residency with Teacher Naturalist Chris Hitchner of Mass Audubon-Oak Knoll to work with all four, 4th grade classrooms at Hill Roberts Elementary school to incorporate real world science exploration into the existing science curriculum.

Hilltown Cooperative Charter Public School Easthampton 5500

for an interdisciplinary school residency for 6th grade in the culture of Ancient Greece with storyteller, scholar and musician Nick Kachulis.

Hiram L. Dorman School Springfield 5500

for a school residency with Neuba Silva of the Community Music School of Springfield. to provide adaptive music instruction for two autism support classrooms to create a foundational knowledge of music for students and supporting social-emotional, creative, and academic development.

Hoosac Valley Elementary School Adams 3850

for a school residency with Aimee Gelinas of Tamarack Hollow and Dancer Kim Waterman for 3rd grade students to learn traditional West African & Caribbean drum, song and dance.

Hoosac Valley High School Cheshire 2950

for a school residency environmental science and conservation/stewardship program for grades 9-12 led by naturalist guide Aimee Gelinas of Tamarack Hollow Nature and Cultural Center.

Hurld-Wyman Elementary School Woburn 5500

for a school residency with Change is Simple that provides sustainability and climate education to K-5 students using science, math, ELA and the arts.

Hyde Square Task Force Boston 22000

for an afterschool Afro-Latin dance program to promote the artistic growth and personal resilience of low-income, minority Boston teens and help them become successful and civically engaged artists and individuals.

Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción Boston 22000

to support an employment-based, out-of-school opportunity that places high school-aged participants (called Peer Leaders) in rigorous courses centered on the Creative Youth Development model and civic engagement.

Institute of Contemporary Art Boston 22000

to support high-need youth create audio and film work for critique and presentation, acquiring artistic, professional, and life skills supported by artists/mentors.

J.C. Solmonese Elementary School Norton 5500

for a school residency with artist Jessica Tracey to reinvigorate a sense of community through the collective creation of a large ocean-themed mural celebrating the students and their imagination.

John D. Philbrick Elementary School Boston 5500

for a residency with “e” inc. in which students explore waste in school and home by learning about current systems for food, packaging, clothing, and plastics, and then work to reuse, reduce, and sustain.

John Eliot Elementary School Boston 5500

for an 8-session residency with “e” inc. on the challenges of Climate Change, from weather vs. climate to the causes and effects of change both local and planetary.

John Eliot School Needham 3850

for a residency with Valerie Maio, Dance4All, to provide Kindergarten students at Eliot Elementary School the opportunity to engage and explore nature through Creative Dance.

John F. Kennedy Elementary School Boston 4000

for a residency with The Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts that supports the construction unit by bringing hands-on woodworking to all K2 students.

John F. Kennedy Middle School Springfield 5500

for a school residency in music with Rick Marshall of Community Music School of Springfield.

John F. Kennedy School Brockton 4450

for a school residency with Science & Engineering Education Development (SEED), Inc. that brings real scientists to explore engaging science lessons with the 4th graders at the Kennedy School in Brockton.

John F. Kennedy School Somerville 5500

for a residency with teaching artist Faye Dupras that uses puppetry, music, and art-making to deepen K students’ understanding and application of the Social Emotional skills needed to recognize and celebrate diversity.

John J. Duggan Middle School Springfield 5500

for a school residency with Community Music School of Springfield to provide ensemble music instruction for 6th-8th graders to develop musical skills and support social-emotional, academic and creative growth.

John O’Bryant School of Math and Science Boston 4750

for a school residency for 5 physics classes to exhibit images and written reflections based on work with handmade camera obscuras with teaching artist Janice Rogovin.

John R. Briggs Elementary School Ashburnham 5500

for a school residency with ecologist and photographer Dr. Betsy Colburn of the Harvard Forest Schoolyard Ecology Program to collect, analyze, and share data on changes in the local growing season.

John R. Fausey Elementary School West Springfield 5200

for a residency with Laura Beltran of Mass Audubon Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary in which students learn about water’s significance for both the natural world and their own community.

John T. Reid Middle School Pittsfield 4600

for a 10-session residency with Liz Anglin of the Berkshire Museum that brings art and STEM curated mini-exhibitions to the classroom that result in a custom exhibition of student work.

Joseph G. Pyne School Lowell 5050

for a school residency to bring grades 3-8 together to create a ceramics exhibit with Cambodian ceramicist Yary Livan.

Joseph H. Gibbons Elementary School Stoughton 2950

for a school residency with Science & Engineering Education Development (SEED), Inc. to allow students to work with scientists to investigate animals using hands-on activities.

Joseph P. Tynan Elementary School Boston 5500

for a school theater residency with Chandra Pieragostini of Lyric Stage Company.

Joseph R. Dawe, Jr. Elementary School Stoughton 2950

for a school residency with Science & Engineering Education Development (SEED), Inc. to allow students to work with scientists to investigate animals using hands-on activities.

Josiah Haynes Elementary School Sudbury 5500

for a school residency that brings together all students and staff to collaborate with each other and musician Regie Gibson in creating an enduring school song that captures the unique spirit and community of the school.

Josiah Quincy Elementary School Boston 5500

for a residency with “e” inc. to teach 8 hands-on science lessons on New England habitats plus daily action tasks for all students at Josiah Quincy Elementary School.

Josiah Quincy Orchestra Program Boston 22000

to offer a daily before- and after-school, ensemble music education for Boston Public School students, to help children develop executive functions and social-emotional skills through the pursuit of collaborative musical excellence.

Josiah Quincy Upper School Boston 5500

for a school poetry residency in which students will work with poet-in-residence Krysten Hill to interpret, learn, write and perform poems that reflect and respond to current events to catalyze change and strengthen community.

Kevin O’Grady School Beverly 3250

for a school residency for students grades 5-11 in music percussion with teaching artist Noa Barankin, Young Audiences of MA, to cultivate self-expression using body and found objects.

Kittredge Elementary School Hinsdale 2800

for an interdisciplinary earth and life science school residency with Dale Abrams of Mass Audubon.

Lander Grinspoon Academy Northampton 5500

for a residency with puppet master Eric Weiss of Homeslice Puppetry to work with 4 grades on creating their own puppets and puppet personality and perform a puppet show.

Lanesborough Elementary School Lanesborough 5500

for a school residency to connect 3rd graders with earth and life science specialist Zach Adams from Mass Audubon for a series of science explorations.

Lawrence High School Lawrence 5500

for a school residency for the Advanced Musical Theater class to perform the musical “Once on This Island” with collaborative guidance and instruction from R.Evolucion Latina.

Lawrence Public Schools Lawrence 22000

to fund the city’s first ever string orchestra program in the Lawrence Public Schools, offering a high quality, four-year pathway of music education in the ensemble setting to Lawrence High School students.

Learning First Charter Public School Worcester 5500

for a school residency with Worcester Chamber Music Society to provide an intensive strings and social justice program for at risk and underserved students that fosters community involvement and integration.

Lee Academy Boston 5500

for a school residency with Erin Kelly of Mass Audubon’s Boston Nature Center to work with the 3rd graders in a “change makers” unit to build understanding about the importance of trees within a community.

Lee Elementary School Lee 2650

for a residency with Patrick O’Donnell, Flying Cloud Institute, to provide all 4th grade students a hands-on learning experience that covers their grade-specific energy standards through dynamic dance and investigative science using movement and music and choreographing an original piece to present to their peers and families.

Lee Middle and High School Lee 3400

for a school residency with Aimee Gelinas, Tamarack Hollow Nature and Cultural Center, to give students a hands-on opportunity to learn about drumming in West-African and Caribbean cultures.

Lenox Memorial High School Lenox 3850

for a school residency in folkloric drum and song with Aimee Gelinas of Tamarack Hollow to bring together three groups of students identified with special needs either in learning or social skills, or who are lacking a sense of self-esteem and identity, to produce music, collaborate with each other, and recognize their own potential and strengths.

Leverett Elementary School Leverett 5050

for a school residency to engage elementary students in creating a puppet show with artist and puppeteer Anna Sobel of Enchanted Circle Theater.

Libertas Academy Charter School Springfield 5500

for a school residency with Community Music School of Springfield to provide ensemble music instruction for two classes of 6-8th graders to develop musical skills and support social-emotional, academic and creative growth.

LightHouse Holyoke Holyoke 5500

for a school residency to bring 9th-12th grade students together to create music with teaching artist Greg Eichler and perform at the outdoor Art Show in May.

Lincoln Magnet School Springfield 5500

for a school residency with Community Music School of Springfield to provide adaptive music instruction for two autism support classrooms preschool to 3rd grade to create a foundational knowledge of music for students, supporting social-emotional, creative and academic development.

Lincoln Street Elementary School Northborough 5500

for a school residency with teaching artist Jay Mankita of Playful Engineers working with 4rd and 5th graders to build kinetic machines from ordinary objects.

Linscott-Rumford Elementary School Woburn 5200

for a school residency with Change is Simple, Inc. for students in grades 2-5 to learn about climate change and sustainability through science, math, art and ELA.

Littleville Elementary School Huntington 4900

for a residency with Laura Beltran, Mass Audubon Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, for students to explore life cycles, adaptations, and survival of some of Massachusetts’ amazing wildlife.

Louis F. Angelo Elementary School Brockton 5500

for a school residency with South Shore Conservatory to improve kindergarten level teaching and learning in literacy through music and related arts.

Madison Park Career Tech Foundation Boston 22000

to engage Boston youth from elementary school through college in the creative possibilities of STEAM.

Malcolm White Elementary School Woburn 5500

for a school residency with Change is Simple, Inc. to provide climate and sustainability education to students in grades K-5 using science, math, art, and ELA.

Manthala George, Jr. Elementary School Brockton 5500

for a school residency with South Shore Conservatory of Music to improve kindergarten-level teaching and learning in literacy through music and related arts.

Maple School Easthampton 2800

for a school residency with Kim Hoff of Mass Audubon Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary that connects third-graders to the natural world through science and environmental education activities focused on local flora and fauna.

Mapleshade Elementary School East Longmeadow 5500

for a school residency to help Mapleshade 3rd graders develop literacy, narrative skills, and social-emotional awareness by writing original fiction with storyteller Motoko Dworkin.

Marblehead Community Charter School Marblehead 5500

for a school residency to create a mural that brings positive messaging to our school community of being loved by parents, peers, and the community.

Margaret C. Ells Elementary School Springfield 5500

for a school residency with Community Music School of Springfield to provide adaptive music instruction for preschool students to create a foundational knowledge of music for Special Ed students, supporting social-emotional, creative and academic development.

Margarita Muñiz Academy Boston 5500

for a school residency with teaching artist Elena Beth Rubin to work closely with a group of beginning students to learn to play flute.

Margarita Muñiz Academy Boston 22000

to provide an intense high quality music program to all students Margarita Muniz Academy.

Mario Umana K-8 School Boston 5500

for a school residency with “e” inc. for students to join the enviro-science club, learn new science, and work on three enviro-projects to help their community.

Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter School West Tisbury 5500

for a school residency with Mass Audubon for 7th and 8th graders to create a space for visitors of all abilities to come and appreciate the natural space at Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary.

Mary A. Dryden Veterans Memorial School Springfield 5500

for a school residency with Community Music School of Springfield that provides string ensemble instruction for 4th-5th graders to develop musical skills and support social-emotional, academic and creative growth.

Mary D. Altavesta School Woburn 5500

for a school residency with Change is Simple, Inc. to teach climate and sustainability education to students K-5 through science, math, ELA and art.

Mary E. Baker School Brockton 5500

for a school residency with South Shore Conservatory of Music that improves kindergarten level teaching and learning in literacy through music and related arts.

Mary M. Lynch School Springfield 5500

for a school residency in ensemble percussion with Tara Murphy of the Community Music School of Springfield to develop musical skills and support social-emotional, academic and creative growth.

Mary M. Walsh Elementary School Springfield 5500

for a school residency in adaptive music instruction with Neuba Silva of the Community Music School of Springfield to support social-emotional, creative and academic development.

Mass Audubon Lincoln 22000

to provide out-of-school opportunities for youth in Lowell to work alongside mentors to conduct scientific investigations, participate in habitat stewardship projects, and develop leadership skills.

Massachusetts Audubon Society Lincoln $10,000

for the “Nature Prescriptions for Health and Wellness” program for social prescription working with Macony Pediatrics, Community Health Programs, and Volunteers in Medicine.

Massachusetts College of Art and Design Boston 22000

to address issues of equity and social justice through its free, 4-year college preparatory program.

Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art North Adams $10,000

for the “MASS MoCA CultureRx Partnership with Macony and DCF Pittsfield” program for social prescription.

MassLEAP Collective Boston 22000

to support Youth poets in gaining skills in the creation and management of arts spaces, while serving their peers with quality opportunities.

Mather Elementary School Boston 5500

for a school residency in movement elements and skills with Ellice Patterson of BalletRox.

McKay Arts Academy Fitchburg 2500

for a school residency with Gaynor Bigelbach, Nashua River Water Conservancy, to allow third grade students to create and illustrate their own journals with an emphasis on documenting nature in their urban neighborhoods.

Medicine Wheel Productions Boston 22000

to provide employment opportunities, mentorship, case management, and therapeutic creative work for underserved or marginalized youth from across the city of Boston.

Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School Melrose 5500

for a 7th grade school residency with teaching artist Steve Kidd for students to become socially aware through the creative writing and performing process of people in need of care and support.

Merrimack Valley Community Music School Andover 22000

to start middle school band and elementary school bands as well as private lesson programs in the community.

Michael Driscoll Elementary School Brookline 4150

for a school residency with Kristen Sherman, Rehearsal For Life, that builds student social and emotional skills for every stage in life through dialogue, creativity and performance.

Milton Bradley Elementary School Springfield 5500

for a school residency in ensemble music with Tara Murphy of the Community Music School of Springfield to develop musical skills and support social-emotional, academic and creative growth.

Mission Grammar School Boston 1900

for a school residency with Urban Improv for students grades 5 and 6 that builds student social and emotional skills for every stage in life through dialogue, creativity and performance.

Mission Hill K-8 School Boston 5500

for a school residency with Rehearsal for Life that builds social and emotional skills through dialogue, creativity and performance.

Mohawk Trail Regional High School Shelburne 3850

for a school residency with Aimee Gelinas from Tamarack Hollow working with our music teacher Nick Lawrence to introduce West African and Caribbean hand drumming and their cultures to our middle school and high school band students.

Monomoy Regional Middle School Chatham 3400

for a school residency for 4th grade students to learn outdoors while exploring the water cycle, food webs, and ecological engineering with David Shapiro, Mass Audubon Cape Cod.

Morris Elementary School Lenox 5500

for a school residency in science with earth and life science specialist Dale Abrams of Mass Audubon.

Mount Everett Middle and High School Sheffield 4600

for a school residency with Paul O’Brien of the Sheffield Historical Society to provide authentic, place-based Native American lessons and experiences for middle school students culminating in the construction of a wigwam at the Historical Society.

Muddy Brook Regional Elementary School Great Barrington 5350

for a school residency with teaching artist Patrick O’Donnell of Flying Cloud Institute that brings together three grades for dynamic explorations in a creative MakerSpace.

Munger Hill Elementary School Westfield 4600

for a school residency with Jonathan Mirin of Piti Theatre Company to work with three kindergarten classes on their improv skills emphasizing the theme of inclusion and to offer a demonstration for the first grade classes.

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Boston $10,000

for the “Artful Healing” program for social prescription, offering arts experiences for inpatients at Boston Children’s Hospital.

Musica Franklin Colrain 22000

to support an immersive after-school music ensemble program for at-risk students, teaching self-control and focus through the discipline of playing in an ensemble.

musiConnects Boston 22000

to fund a program using of chamber music to positively impact the growth of young people in community centers and schools, as musicians and as citizens who are independent, community minded, and can work together to resolve conflict.

Mystic Learning Center Somerville 22000

to offer under-resourced and under-represented youth a platform for the creative expression of their lived experiences; and provide professional development for young authors and teaching artists.

Nathan Hale Elementary School Boston 5500

for a school residency with Rehearsal for Life that builds student social and emotional skills through dialogue, creativity and performance.

NEARI School Easthampton 5500

for a school residency in adaptive music instruction with Irene I-SHEA Shaikly of the Community Music School of Springfield.

Neil A. Pepin School Easthampton 3400

for a school residency to connect third-graders to the natural world with Kim Hoff of Mass Audubon Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary.

Nessacus Regional Middle School Dalton 5050

for a residency with the Berkshire Museum for 6th graders to study our impact on the environment, animal welfare, and earth’s natural resources.

New Bedford Whaling Museum New Bedford 22000

to provide 18 low-income, academically motivated high school students with resources and experiences to deepen community engagement, promote personal and professional development, and cultivate college and career readiness.

New England Aquarium Corporation Boston 22000

to offer paid career exploration in science and museum administration, as well as life skills development for youth ages 14 to 18.

New England Public Media Springfield 22000

for youth to learn skills, gain confidence and activate the art of storytelling to connect with others about issues impacting their lives.

New Marlborough Central School New Marlborough 3400

for a school residency in hands-on science, engineering design, art exploration and performance with artist Patrick O’Donnell and educator Maria Rundle of Flying Cloud Institute.

New Mission High School Boston 4750

for a school residency in writing, revising, memorizing, and performing poems with spoken word poet Usman Hameedi.

Norman Rockwell Museum Stockbridge $10,000

for the “Culture RX” program in partnership with MACONY Pediatrics and Community Health Programs to provide social prescriptions as part of a holistic approach to improving family health.

North Beverly Elementary School Beverly 5500

for a school residency with Change is Simple, Inc. to provide climate and sustainability education to grades 2-4 through science, art, math and ELA.

Northern Berkshire Community Coalition North Adams 22000

to assist young writers to develop their creative work with the guidance of expert staff through participation in weekly writing sessions, and to provide the opportunity to publish their work and share it in public readings.

Northshore Recovery High School Beverly 5500

for a school residency in multidisciplinary arts with Express Yourself, Inc.

Norwell High School Norwell 1600

for a school residency with Cailigh MacDonald of Handshouse Studio to bring the Toys for Monkeys Project– a real-world interface between art and science for the Franklin Park Zoo–to a high school class.

Old Sturbridge Academy Charter School Sturbridge 5500

for a school residency for grades K-7 to create a community mobile mural with Pa’Lante BIPOC artists celebrating the diverse communities represented in the school.

Orchard Gardens School Boston 5050

for a residency that uses music and stories to illuminate hidden histories with teaching-artists from Silkroad.

OrigiNation Cultural Arts Center Boston 22000

to provide youth with intensive dance training and performance opportunities (in multiple genres), leadership development, and professional development training to promote their self-esteem, physical fitness, and long-term self-sufficiency.

Oscar F. Raymond School Brockton 5500

for a school residency in literacy through music and related arts with Kaitlyn Mazzilli of South Shore Conservatory of Music.

Our Sisters’ School New Bedford 5500

for a school residency with Mar Parrilla of Danza Orgánica which will introduce students to the possibilities of using dance as a tool for social change and culminate in an end-of-year schoolwide festival.

Partners for Youth With Disabilities Somerville 22000

for accessible afterschool and summer performing arts programs, workshops, special events, classes, and leadership opportunities for approximately 50-60 youth with and without disabilities.

Paul R. Baird Middle School Ludlow 5500

for a band and percussion school residency with Jeff Fennell of Community Music School of Springfield.

Paul Revere Elementary School Revere 5500

for a school residency with Change is Simple, Inc. to provide climate and sustainability education to students K-3 using science, math, ELA and art.

Pauline Agassiz Shaw Elementary School Boston 5200

for a school residency with “e” inc. to bring science to grades 2 and 3 using hands-on science activities on oceans, earth science, and astronomy.

Paulo Freire Social Justice Charter School Chicopee 5500

for two grade 9-12 ELL classes to create a multilingual performance exploring personal experiences & social justice themes with artist Julie Lichtenberg.

Peabody Personalized Remote Education Program Peabody 5500

for a school residency in designing and building kinetic mechanisms from ordinary objects with Jay Mankita of Playful Engineers.

Pelham Elementary School Pelham 3400

for an outdoor schoolyard residency in science and engineering with Helen Ann Sephton, Hitchcock Center.

Performance Project Northampton 22000

to engage youth in artistic training, social justice dialogues, inter-generational mentoring and leadership development.

Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter School Hadley 5500

for a school residency in which two 9th grade ELA classes will create a multilingual performance by exploring personal experiences and social justice themes with teaching artist Julie Lichtenberg of The Performance Project.

Pioneer Valley Montessori School Springfield 1900

for a residency with Jen Banker, Mass Audubon Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, for students to explore adaptations, life cycles, and food webs of some of Massachusetts’ amazing wildlife.

Proctor Elementary School Topsfield 5500

for a school residency with Change is Simple, Inc. to provide climate and sustainability education to grades 4 and 5 through science, art, math and ELA.

Project STEP Boston 22000

for String Training for Minority Youth; Access, Intensity, Support, and Success.

Prospect Hill Academy Charter School Cambridge 5500

for a school residency in ceramics with artist Julie Peck.

Provincetown Art Association and Museum Provincetown 22000

to provide free project-based curriculum in traditional and digital arts for under-served youth 13-18 from 8 towns of Outer Cape.

RAW Art Works Lynn 22000

to help teens at the critical juncture between youth and adulthood to envision and create positive futures; for RAW Chiefs to mentor younger artists at RAW; and for Project Launch to provide teens with one-to-one mentoring for college access.

Rebecca M. Johnson Elementary School Springfield 5500

for a school residency to provide ensemble music instruction with Trevor Pitts of the Community Music School of Springfield.

Rehearsal for Life Boston 22000

to develop peer leaders focused on social issues and community outreach using scene work that encourages dialogue and reflection.

Renaissance Community Innovation School New Bedford 5500

for a school residency to bring the Renaissance Community Innovation School together with Crocodile River Music to explore and celebrate African dance, music, art, and culture.

Richard J. Murphy K-8 School Boston 5500

for a school residency to build student social and emotional skills for every stage in life through dialogue, creativity, and performance with Urban Improv.

Richard L. Wilkins Elementary School Stoughton 2950

for a school residency with Science & Engineering Education Development (SEED), Inc. to allow students to work with scientists to investigate animals using hands-on activities.

Richer Elementary School, Raymond C. Marlborough 3850

for a school residency with Liz Bless, Science & Engineering Education Development (SEED, Inc), to bring hands-on activities to 4th grade students to explore physical waves, such as sound and light.

Richmond Consolidated School Richmond 3850

for a residency with Aimee Gelinas, Tamarack Hollow Nature & Cultural Center, for students to explore drumming and dance as an athletic and character building experience.

Robert J. Coelho Middle School Attleboro 5050

for a residency called the Junior Conservationists Program created to engage local fifth grade students in place-based science and civics lessons while working with professional environmental educator Chris Hitchener from Mass Audubon.

Robert T. Capeless Elementary School Pittsfield 4150

for a 3 session art and STEM school residency with the Berkshire Museum.

Rodney J. Hardy Elementary School Arlington 5500

for a school residency focusing on the ancient Chinese concept of “the poet’s retreat” as a model for exploring poetry, place, and self with Steven Ratiner.

Rowe Elementary School Rowe 5200

for a school residency for grades K-6 that includes outdoor science explorations, investigating our planet, experiments, and field trips with Aemelia Thompson of the Hitchcock Center for the Environment.

Russell Street Elementary School Littleton 2950

for a residency for all third grade students at Russell Street Elementary School to be inspired to create poetry with poet Andrew Green.

Sacred Heart School Elementary Lynn 5500

for a residency with teaching artist Vanessa Trien of Young Audiences of Massachusetts to engage K1/K2 Sacred Heart School students in music activities that build students’ skills in early literacy and SEL.

Samuel Bowles Elementary School Springfield 5500

for a school residency in music with Jennifer Kass of Community Music School of Springfield.

Seach Primary School, William Weymouth 5500

for a residency for grades K-5 with teaching artist David Fichter to create a welcoming mosaic celebrating the unity and power of embracing everyone’s unique story.

Sgt. Charles Jaworek Elementary School Marlborough 4750

for a school residency with Science & Engineering Education Development (SEED, Inc) to bring hands-on activities to to 4th grade students to explore physical waves, such as sound and light.

Shakespeare & Company Lenox 22000

for adjudicated youth in the Berkshire County Juvenile Courts system to rehearse and perform a Shakespeare play instead of incarceration or community service, helping the young people develop more consistent positive behaviors.

Sheffield Elementary School Montague 5500

for a school residency with Jonathan Mirin, Piti Theatre Company, that brings three 2nd grade classes and three 3rd classes together to learn improvisational theatre skills which build student capacity for tolerance and inclusion.

Shutesbury Elementary School Shutesbury 2650

for a fully outdoor residency in science and engineering at Shutesbury Elementary with Monya Relles of the Hitchcock Center.

Sociedad Latina Boston 22000

to engage local youth in music creation and production.

Solstice Day School Rowley 5500

for a school residency with Paula Conrad of Express Yourself.

South Egremont School Egremont 5050

for a school residency with Maria Rundle and Patrick O’Donnell of Flying Cloud Institute to bring weekly hands-on science investigations, design challenges, and performance art to the children of the South Egremont School, culminating in a play developed collaboratively with students, and inspired by the students’ work, to be performed for their teachers and caregivers.

South Elementary School Stoughton 2050

for a school residency with Science & Engineering Education Development (SEED), Inc. to allow students to work with scientists to investigate animals using hands-on activities.

Springfield Conservatory of the Arts Springfield 5500

for a school residency with teaching artist Justin Esiason of Community Music School of Springfield to provide ensemble music instruction for 9th-12th graders to develop musical skills and support social-emotional, academic and creative growth.

Springfield High School of Science and Technology Springfield 5500

for a school residency with teaching artist Justin Esiason of the Community Music School of Springfield to provide ensemble music instruction to SciTech band students, grades 9-12, to develop musical skills and support social-emotional, academic and creative growth.

Springfield Public Day Middle School Springfield 2050

for a school residency that will bring 7th graders together to learn folkloric drum and song with Aimee Gelinas of Tamarack Hollow Nature and Cultural Center.

Springfield Public Schools Springfield 22000

to advance leadership, pride, self-discipline and creativity of students of the High School of Science and Technology of Springfield through the study and performance of music.

St. John Elementary School Boston 5500

for a residency with “e”-inc on the challenges of Climate Change, from weather vs. climate to the causes and effects of warming, both local and planetary.

Stanley M. Koziol Elementary School Ware 3400

for a residency with Katie Koerton, Hitchcock Center for the Environment, for students to solve challenging, collaborative physical science tasks through trial and error.

Stearns Elementary School Pittsfield 4750

for a school residency in which 3rd grade students work with earth and life science specialist Zach Adams from Mass Audubon on a series of science-based explorations.

STEM Middle Academy Springfield 5500

for a school residency with teaching artist Jeff Fennell of the Community Music School of Springfield that provides ensemble music instruction for two classes of 6th – 8th graders to develop musical skills and support social-emotional, academic and creative growth.

Sterling & Francine Clark Art Institute Williamstown $10,000

for the “Rx for Wellness at the Clark” program for social workers to prescribe cultural experiences for clients.

Streiber Memorial Elementary School Chicopee 3850

for a school residency collaborative arts integration project, “From Page to Stage,” with teaching artist Emma Ayres of Enchanted Circle Theater, that works with the third grade to explore and adapt a children’s literature book into a multidisciplinary performance to enrich academic and social emotional learning, increase multicultural awareness, and promote inclusivity for each child.

Sumner Avenue Elementary School Springfield 5500

for a school residency with Rick Marshall of the Community Music School of Springfield to provide ensemble music instruction for one classroom of 5th graders to develop musical skills and support social-emotional, academic and creative growth.

Sunita L. Williams Elementary School Needham 5500

for a residency with Valerie Maio, Dance4All, to provide students at Sunita Williams School the opportunity to engage and explore nature through Creative Dance sessions.

Swift River School New Salem 4900

for a school residency with storyteller Motoko Dworkin to help K-6 students develop narrative writing skills and social emotional awareness through the art of origami.

TechBoston Academy Boston 4900

for a school arts integration residency with Company One Theater working with high school seniors which will use theatre as a tool to explore, represent, and articulate the value of community building.

Theater Offensive Boston 22000

for an educational theater program that provides arts instruction and leadership training to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth and their straight allies, ages 14-22.

Thomas J. Kenny School Boston 5500

for a school residency with Makeda Wallace of Young Audiences of Massachusetts to bring together 40 students from grades 1-3 to explore Hip Hop dance to develop valuable social emotional skills.

Thomas M. Balliet Elementary School Springfield 5500

for a school residency with storyteller, singer and teaching artist Mary Jo Maichack to engage the children of two kindergarten and two first grade classes in the joy and playfulness of storytelling, songs, dance and movement with world folktales.

Thomas W. Hamilton Primary School Weymouth 3700

for a school residency with Sammi Ocher, Massachusetts Audubon, to teach 5th grade students about energy and food webs, fossil fuels and renewable energy in their community, and how to make a positive impact.

Touchstone Community School Grafton 5500

for a school residency with teaching artist Jodi Stevens in which students will learn the evolution of jazz music and how African-American culture was key to its emergence.

Transformative Culture Project Boston 22000

to work with youth who are most likely to be negatively impacted by media messages and put them in control of crafting alternatives.

Truro Central School Truro 2950

for a school residency that brings first and second grades together to study global migrators, local conservation efforts, and environmental stewardship with Mass Audubon Cape Cod educators Spring Beckhorn and David Shapiro.

Undermountain Elementary School Sheffield 5350

for a school residency with artist Patrick O’Donnell of Flying Cloud Institute to bring three grades of Undermountain students together to test the limits of technology, gain experience with hand tools used in wood-working and soldering, and explore art-making in an environment that emboldens students to stretch their imaginations.

Urbanity Dance Boston $10,000

for the “Urbanity’s Dance with Parkinson’s Program (DWP)” for social prescription working with The Center for Neurorehabilitation at Boston University’s Sargent College.

Veritas Preparatory Charter School Springfield 5500

for a school residency with local cultural organization Bomba de Aqui to celebrate the unique identities of our students through the exploration and performance of Caribbean music and dance, and the creation of indigenous art.

Village School Royalston 4300

for a residency with Anna Hendricks, Great Falls Creative Movement, to bring 5 days of dance programming connecting music, dance, culture and each child’s experience to all students at The Village School.

W.E.B. Du Bois Regional Middle School Great Barrington 5500

for a school residency with Maria Rundle of Flying Cloud Institute to help 7th grade students take the lead in teaching the science principles of geologic movement through original animations while exploring the history of their own backyard.

Warner Elementary School Springfield 5500

for a school residency with Tara Murphy of the Community Music School of Springfield to provide ensemble percussion instruction for a classroom of 3rd-4th graders to develop musical skills and support social-emotional, academic and creative growth.

Warren-Prescott Elementary School Boston 4750

for a 5 week school residency in drama with Jen Morin of Open Door Arts for students in the Autism Strand Classrooms.

Westfield High School Westfield 3850

for a school residency with with Amina Jordan-Mendez, Teaching Artist with Enchanted Circle Theater, for grade 11 students of Westfield High School’s Pathways program to focus on storytelling and writing on the themes of identity, belonging, and achievement in order to foster self-awareness, self-advocacy, and self-exploration.

Westminster Elementary School Westminster 5500

for a school residency with ecologist and photographer Rebecca Cinclair to work with Elementary students to collect, analyze, and share data on changes in the local growing season.

Wildwood Elementary School Amherst 2500

for an outdoor schoolyard residency for grades K and 3 in science and engineering with Helen Ann Sephton, Hitchcock Center.

Willard Elementary School Concord 5500

for a school residency for 4th graders with poet Stephen Radiner that explores poetry, place and self modeled after the ancient Chinese concept of “the poet’s retreat.”

William Blackstone Elementary School Boston 5500

for a school residency with Audra Keefe of Art Resource Collaborative for Kids, Inc. to teach students creativity, social-emotional, and critical thinking skills required to face complex problems through the lens of social justice and equity.

William E. Norris Elementary School Southampton 3550

for a school residency with Brittany Gutermuth of Mass Audubon Arcadia to provide 4th graders the opportunity to explore alternative energy as a solution to climate change.

William E. Russell Elementary School Boston 5500

for a school residency with Aleksandre Roderick-Lorenz of the Community Music Center of Boston to bring 4th and 5th graders together in a violin class, with a culminating event at the annual Multicultural night.

William G. Vinal Elementary School Norwell 4900

for a school residency with Mass Audubon for second grade students at Vinal Elementary School to explore seasonal bird activity focusing on ecosystems, habitats and bird adaptation.

Williams Middle School Longmeadow 2350

for a school residency for middle school students to learn traditional W. African and Latin drumming & singing with Aimee Gelinas of Tamarack Hollow.

Williamstown Elementary School Williamstown 5500

for a school residency that connects 5th grade students with earth and life science specialist Dale Abrams from Mass Audubon for a series of science-based explorations.

Wood Hill Middle School Andover 4000

for a school residency with Change is Simple that provides climate and sustainability education to all 6th grade students through science, art, ELA and math.

Woodland Academy Worcester 5500

for an after-school residency with Worcester Chamber Music Society musicians to provide an intensive strings program and social justice initiative for at risk and marginalized students that fosters community involvement and integration.

Woodland School Weston 5050

for a school residency in which all second grade students will work with musician Dan Foote to learn about percussion instruments and music making on the continents of Africa, Antarctica, and Australia.

Worcester Chamber Music Society Worcester 22000

to provide free instruments and music lessons in string instruments, and an intensive mentorship by WCMS teaching artists to Main South neighborhood youth.

Worcester Public Schools Worcester 22000

to support an after school instrumental program for Worcester Public School students in Grades 4-9, providing youth development and ensemble opportunities that may not be available at their home or school.

Worcester Youth Center Worcester 22000

for students to work with an artist to explore social justice issues and design a mural for the WYC building in a creative expression program.

Zoo New England Boston $10,000

for the “Social Rx” program offering family Zoo New England memberships to parents participating in post-natal appointments at the Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center with their young children.

Zoo New England Boston 22000

to support the ZooTeen, ZooTeen, Jr., Teen Ambassador, and Youth Advisory Council programs in order to provide students with access to hands-on learning opportunities, exposure to jobs in zoos and conservation organizations, and workplace skills.

Zumix Boston 22000

to support personal guidance, self-assessment, and leadership development in urban youth through focus on four distinct areas: songwriting and performance, instrumental music, creative technology, and radio.

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