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Corporate Investors Buttress CAA's School of Instruction

b2ap3_thumbnail_performance2.jpgIt has been a momentous year at the College of Adaptive Arts with our recent vendorization from San Andreas Regional Center as well as the creation of our 8th School of Instruction: School of Science and Technology.

This past year, we’ve had 4 corporate investors step up to underwrite a College of Adaptive Arts School of Instruction, which means we are seeking just 4 more corporate investors to have each of our 8 schools underwritten this fiscal year.

These investments have helped the CAA golf team execute another outstanding golf tournament, have helped to bring on a School of Television and Film Professor of Videography and Editing, and have helped the School of Music construct a professional music recording studio.

The ROI for your investment is giving adults with special needs viable, creative, and constructive paths to become successful contributing citizens by maximizing their abilities in the arts, health, and wellness. Adults who historically have not had access to a collegiate education are finally being educated in an equitable, accessible environment which validates and cultivates their abilities. Students, professors, and parents and careproviders have renewed hope that their skills can be utilized and illuminated to make this world a better place. And it has happened because of local, private investor support.

Here are our 8 Schools of Instruction, classes included within each school, and underwriting opportunities:

  • School of TV/Film: Classes include On-camera Acting & Music Video Production. A private foundation has pledged to support this School over multiple years. Underwriting has resulted in the production of regular TV episodes of CAA-TV on CreaTV, community videography collaborations with partnering nonprofits, the purchase of professional videography and media equipment for the students and professors, and our 8th Annual Celebrating Differing Abilities Film Festival which was free and open to the public.
  • School of Theatre: Classes include Showboaters, Theatre, & our annual summer Musical Theatre Production at Pioneer High School which is a free activity to registered students. The John O’Farrell and Gloria Principe Family Foundation has pledged to underwrite this school for 3 years. Underwriting has resulted in the purchase of new Showboaters community touring costumes, a rich collaborative community partnership with City Lights Theatre Company, new theatrical costumes & set pieces, new professional pom poms, & a musical theatre production which is free and open to the public.
  • School of Health and Wellness: Classes include Healthy Lifestyle Choices, Strength Training & Team Sports, a Golf Team, a Walking Team, a Swim Team, and a Varsity Cheer Squad. This school is being underwritten by Cisco. Underwriting has resulted in the execution of a 4th impactful community golf tournament at the Santa Teresa Golf Club, new varsity cheer squad uniforms, new CAA Walking Team uniforms, a community partnership with the YMCA (also underwritten by a private family foundation), and new golf equipment for the team.
  • School of Music: Classes include Music & Recording, Instrumental Studies & Vocal Studies. This past year the Donor Circle of the Arts with the Silicon Valley Community Foundation underwrote this school which allowed for the creation of a new professional music recording studio, new sound editing equipment and technology, and the purchase of new digital instruments.
  • School of Dance: Classes include Latizmo Hip Hop, Classical & Contemporary Dance, & Graduate Dance Clinic/Ballet. This School is currently open for a corporate underwriting. Investments would include helping teach adult dancers with special needs how to run a dance clinic for children with special needs, investment in touring dance costumes, investment in new portable sound equipment, and helping to foster deeper partnerships with other dance organizations in the community.
  • School of Communications: Classes include Sign Language, Language Arts, Poetry, & Speaking with Confidence. This School is currently open for a corporate underwriting. Investments would include investing in more professional word processing software and equipment, more adaptive sign language tools and interactive resources, securing more professional audio/microphone equipment, and helping to create collaborations within the community for student speakers to go and present their speeches.
  • School of Art: Classes include Clay Animation & Traditional Art Techniques. This School is currently open for a corporate underwriting. Investments would include helping to secure more professional display cases, helping to secure professors to bring in more art classes, and investing in time and resources to help showcase and display student artwork in the community in local galleries and coffee shops.: First class is consumer math. This School is currently open for a corporate underwriting. Investments would include bringing on more professors to teach science and math classes, investing in technology infrastructure to install a computer and editing lab, and investing in technological infrastructure to expand distance learning options for adults with special needs who have limited access to transportation to be able to be physically present in classes.

If you are interested in learning more about the College of Adaptive Arts corporate underwriting opportunities and monthly community tours of the College of Adaptive Arts, please contact Executive Director DeAnna Pursai at deanna@collegeofadaptivearts.org, 408-394-6816. We sincerely thank the community for believing in our students and professors and in this new model of providing an equitable collegiate experience for creating successful contributing citizens.

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