Passport to the World Arts
Art and culture programs are disappearing from schools, and after-school programs are at risk due to lack of government funds. Passport to World Arts program attempts to address the lack of access to art and global learning eductaion for underprivileged children in bay area public schools, libraries and institutions like YMCA, Playworks, San Jose Public Libraries etc. It was launched in March 2011 as a supplemental, after-school art education program to underprivileged children in low-income school districts in the Silicon Valley area. The curriculum includes exposure to meaningful art forms from various global regions around the world with different cultures. The program has expanded to be included as part of summer program, regular school curriculum and for youth leadership development.