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Caldera granted $10,000 from Trust Management Services

Caldera is happy to announce that we recently received a grant of $10,000 from Trust Management Services to support our 2014-15 Central Oregon Middle School Youth Mentoring Program.

Funding will specifically support activities in our six Central Oregon partner middle schools, all of which have a high proportion of low-income students. These schools include Elton Gregory Middle School (Redmond), Obsidian Middle School (Redmond), Terrebonne K-8 Community School (Redmond), Pilot Butte Middle School (Bend), Jefferson County Middle School (Madras), and our newest partner, Warm Springs K-8 Academy (Warm Springs Reservation).We will provide consistent, year-long arts mentoring to ~100 underserved students attending these schools, including: weekly in-school classes; week-long arts residencies; two weekend Intensive workshops; public showcases; and a variety of other activities. We’ll also provide secondary services (school-wide artist residencies that culminate with assemblies, performances, etc.) reaching an additional 2,500 students who attend these schools.

During the 2014-15 school-year, our activities will be focused around an organization-wide project, The Geography of We: Humans, Wildlife and the Habitats We Share. This project will provide students with intensive year-long instruction in transmedia art. Students will receive instruction in storytelling techniques that range from traditional forms to cutting edge digital media.

Trust Management Services, LLC (TMS) was organized to contract with, assist and better prepare Charitable organizations to make sound funding decisions and maximize responsible giving in Oregon. For more information, visit their website: http://trustmanagementservices.net.


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