Category: Press Release

City Schools’ Visual and Performing Arts Foundation Raising Funds to Earn Matching Grant, Support SDUSD Students in the Arts

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Download the Press Release (PDF) here.

For immediate release: August 17, 2021
Contact: Stephanie Thompson Communications

San Diego, CA—The Visual and Performing Arts Foundation, an independent nonprofit that supports the San Diego Unified School District’s Visual and Performing Arts … Read More

Superintendent Cindy Marten Confirmed as U.S. Deputy Education Secretary

SAN DIEGO –  Superintendent Cindy Marten has been confirmed as the next U.S. Deputy Education Secretary by a vote from the Senate, and will prepare to transition from the San Diego Unified School District to Washington, D.C. to serve President … Read More

As students return in-person, here’s a reminder that arts and music are essential in education

As students across the United States navigate education during the COVID-19 pandemic, music and art education deliver substantial developmental and educational benefits. We’re thrilled the San Diego Union-Tribune has published an op-ed written by Dalouge Smith, CEO of The Lewis Read More

Level Up SD Summer of Joy and Learning – Summer Enrichment Program

April 8, 2021 – San Diego, CA – The San Diego Foundation today announced a new partnership with San Diego Unified School District that seeks grant proposals from nonprofit organizations to reimagine and enhance the 2021 summer school experience with … Read More

The VAPA Spotlight Awards Celebrate Transforming Lives Through the Arts

Join us at the
2021 VAPA Spotlight Awards Presentation
on Thursday, April 15 from 6:30 – 7:30 pm

The Visual and Performing Arts Department (VAPA) of the San Diego Unified School District announces winners of the 2021 VAPA Spotlight Awards

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The VAPA Foundation Announces 2020 VAPA Enhancement Program Recipients


Nineteen San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) teachers will receive awards to underwrite Visual And Performing Arts (VAPA)-related activities and purchases funded by the VAPA Foundation’s 2020-2021 VAPA Enhancement Program. The VAPA Enhancement Program, or VEP, enables any … Read More