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Funding List

STARS Residencies

2021-22 School Year : $1,158,550

Residency

School City/Town Grant
Abner Gibbs Elementary School Westfield $5,500

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 $5,500

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 $3,850

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 $4,150

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

Al-Hamra Academy Shrewsbury $5,500

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 $3,850

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 $5,500

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

Allendale Elementary School Pittsfield $4,750

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

Arthur D. Healey School Somerville $5,500

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 $1,750

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 $5,500

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.

Beatrice H. Wood Elementary School Plainville $4,450

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.

Berkshire Arts & Technology Charter School Adams $5,500

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

Bessie Buker Elementary School Wenham $4,000

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 $5,500

for a school residency with Paula Conrad of Express Yourself.

Blueberry Hill Elementary School Longmeadow $5,500

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

Boston Adult Technical Academy Boston $5,500

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

Boston Arts Academy Boston $4,750

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 Collegiate Charter School Boston $2,800

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

Boston Green Academy Horace Mann Charter School Boston $5,500

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 $5,500

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 Teachers Union School Boston $5,500

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.

Brighton High School Boston $5,500

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 $5,500

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 $5,500

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 $4,000

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 $5,500

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 $2,800

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 Friends School Cambridge $5,500

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 $5,500

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 $5,500

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 $3,400

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 $5,500

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 $5,500

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

Charles River School Dover $2,800

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 $5,500

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

Clark Street Community School Worcester $5,500

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.

Clyde Reeves Elementary School Woburn $5,500

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 $2,050

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 Day Arlington Lawrence $4,150

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.

Conservatory Lab Charter School Boston $5,500

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.

Conway Grammar School Conway $5,350

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 $5,350

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 $1,600

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 $3,250

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 $3,850

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 $5,500

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 $5,500

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 $4,600

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 $5,500

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

Dr. Leroy E. Mayo Elementary School Holden $5,350

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 $5,500

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 $5,500

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

Early Childhood Education Center Springfield $5,500

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 $5,500

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 $2,950

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 $2,950

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 $5,500

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 $5,500

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

Elias Brookings School Springfield $5,500

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 $5,200

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 $5,050

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

Essex Elementary School Essex $5,500

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 $5,500

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

Ezra H. Baker Innovation School Dennis $4,750

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 $1,900

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

Fayerweather Street School Cambridge $5,500

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

Fisher Hill Elementary School Orange $3,400

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 $3,400

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

Four Rivers Charter School Greenfield $2,200

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 $1,750

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 $3,850

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 $5,500

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 $1,600

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 $5,500

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

George H. Conley Elementary School Boston $5,500

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 $3,850

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 $5,500

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 $2,050

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

Gilmore Elementary School Brockton $5,500

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.

Glenwood Elementary School Springfield $5,500

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 $5,500

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 $5,500

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 $5,500

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.

H.B. Lawrence School Holyoke $5,500

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 $4,000

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 $5,500

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 $5,500

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 $4,600

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 $5,350

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

Helen H. Hansen Elementary School Stoughton $2,050

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 $5,500

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 $5,500

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 $5,500

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 $5,050

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 $5,500

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 $5,500

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 $3,850

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 $2,950

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 $5,500

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.

J.C. Solmonese Elementary School Norton $5,500

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 $5,500

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 $5,500

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 $3,850

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 $4,000

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 $5,500

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

John F. Kennedy School Brockton $4,450

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 $5,500

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 $5,500

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 $4,750

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 $5,500

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 $5,200

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 $4,600

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 $5,050

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 $2,950

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 $5,500

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

Joseph R. Dawe, Jr. Elementary School Stoughton $2,950

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 $5,500

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 $5,500

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 Upper School Boston $5,500

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 $3,250

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 $2,800

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

Lander Grinspoon Academy Northampton $5,500

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 $5,500

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 $5,500

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.

Learning First Charter Public School Worcester $5,500

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 $5,500

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 $2,650

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 $3,400

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 $3,850

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 $5,050

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 $5,500

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 $5,500

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 $5,500

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 $5,500

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 $5,200

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 $4,900

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 $5,500

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

Malcolm White Elementary School Woburn $5,500

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 $5,500

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 $2,800

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 $5,500

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 $5,500

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 $5,500

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 $5,500

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

Mario Umana K-8 School Boston $5,500

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 $5,500

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 $5,500

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 $5,500

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 $5,500

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 $5,500

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 $5,500

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.

Mather Elementary School Boston $5,500

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

McKay Arts Academy Fitchburg $2,500

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.

Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School Melrose $5,500

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.

Michael Driscoll Elementary School Brookline $4,150

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 $5,500

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 $1,900

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 $5,500

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 $3,850

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 $3,400

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 $5,500

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

Mount Everett Middle and High School Sheffield $4,600

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 $5,350

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 $4,600

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.

Nathan Hale Elementary School Boston $5,500

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

NEARI School Easthampton $5,500

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 $3,400

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 $5,050

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 Marlborough Central School New Marlborough $3,400

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 $4,750

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

North Beverly Elementary School Beverly $5,500

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.

Northshore Recovery High School Beverly $5,500

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

Norwell High School Norwell $1,600

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 $5,500

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 $5,050

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

Oscar F. Raymond School Brockton $5,500

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 $5,500

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.

Paul R. Baird Middle School Ludlow $5,500

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

Paul Revere Elementary School Revere $5,500

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 $5,200

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 $5,500

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 $5,500

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

Pelham Elementary School Pelham $3,400

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

Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter School Hadley $5,500

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 $1,900

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 $5,500

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.

Prospect Hill Academy Charter School Cambridge $5,500

for a school residency in ceramics with artist Julie Peck.

Rebecca M. Johnson Elementary School Springfield $5,500

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

Renaissance Community Innovation School New Bedford $5,500

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 $5,500

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 $2,950

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 $3,850

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 $3,850

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 $5,050

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 $4,150

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

Rodney J. Hardy Elementary School Arlington $5,500

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 $5,200

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 $2,950

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 $5,500

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 $5,500

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

Seach Primary School, William Weymouth $5,500

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 $4,750

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.

Sheffield Elementary School Montague $5,500

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 $2,650

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

Solstice Day School Rowley $5,500

for a school residency with Paula Conrad of Express Yourself.

South Egremont School Egremont $5,050

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 $2,050

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 $5,500

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 $5,500

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 $2,050

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.

St. John Elementary School Boston $5,500

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 $3,400

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 $4,750

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 $5,500

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.

Streiber Memorial Elementary School Chicopee $3,850

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 $5,500

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 $5,500

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 $4,900

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 $4,900

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.

Thomas J. Kenny School Boston $5,500

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 $5,500

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 $3,700

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 $5,500

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.

Truro Central School Truro $2,950

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 $5,350

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.

Veritas Preparatory Charter School Springfield $5,500

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 $4,300

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 $5,500

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 $5,500

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 $4,750

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 $3,850

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 $5,500

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 $2,500

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

Willard Elementary School Concord $5,500

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 $5,500

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 $3,550

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 $5,500

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 $4,900

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 $2,350

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 $5,500

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 $4,000

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 $5,500

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 $5,050

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.

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