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It's the Workshop's Birthday!

by Jessica Mele, Executive Director “You don’t look that old!” On almost a daily basis, I introduce a new person to Performing Arts Workshop. I share our mission, and I tell them with a bright smile, “...and next year we’ll be fifty years old!” Inevitably, they tell...


A METHOD OF ESCAPE

by Laurie Loftus, Institutional Giving Manager On June 4, for the fifth year in a row, Performing Arts Workshop published an anthology of poems written by students at Marin Juvenile Hall’s Loma Alta High School with our poet in residence, Raphael Cohen. As in previous years,...


Imagine Yourself as a Warrior

by Emily Bozentka, Administrative Assistant "Capoeira is a way of life," says Salê, "and its teachings are a metaphor for you to thrive in life." Capoeira Core Teaching Artist Salê Ramos School may be out for the summer, but Performing Arts Workshop classes are going strong....


Donor Spotlight: Nancy Wang

by Beverly Mislang, Individual Giving Manager Nancy Wang has been a part of the Workshop family since our early days. The Workshop's founder, Gloria Unti, mentored Nancy in dance, choreography, and satirical theater. Today, she sits on the Workshop’s Advisory Council. She...


BEST. SHOW. EVER.

by Maya Sussman, New Sector AmeriCorps Fellow   “My child was beaming onstage. [Performing at the Showcase] has helped him overcome shyness, fears of performing, and he’s a much more confident person since.” - Chibi Chan Preschool parent There’s nothing like a screaming...


Meet Nancy Chen!

11 Things About Nancy Chen Nancy is our summer Development and Program Intern. Here's Nancy lounging in Italy during a summer abroad trip to Europe. 1. What will you be working on at the Workshop this summer? I'll be interning and writing one to two grant proposals, doing...


10 Things About Jenna!

    Meet Jenna Fiore, our New Sector Alliance Fellow for Summer 2014!   Role: Organizational Capacity Building Fellow Project: Jenna is working to analyze our current volunteer engagement strategy and develop a process to streamline support and more effectively...


Integrated Learning Specialist Program elective starting June 13

Here's an exciting Integrated Learning Specialist Program elective opportunity at the Oakland Museum of California! To register, email Mariah Rankine-Landers at globalteacher05@yahoo.com. (Thank you to our friends at the Alameda County Office of Education for sharing this...


Do you have what it takes to be our next Administrative Assistant?

  Job Announcement: Administrative Assistant Performing Arts Workshop (“the Workshop”), a 49-year-old nonprofit arts education organization based in San Francisco, is dedicated to helping young people develop critical thinking, creative expression, and basic learning skills...


We're Hiring to fill a Core Artist-Dance position!

2014-15 Core Artist Job Description--DANCE   Performing Arts Workshop (the Workshop) was founded in 1965 and is dedicated to helping young people develop critical thinking, creative expression, and basic learning skills through the arts. Core Artists play a leadership role at...


Volunteer at BRAVO! @ The Brava!

Are you an undercover party planner? An arts and crafts guru? An aspiring host or hostess? Put your skills to use by volunteering at BRAVO! @ The Brava, our May 12 student showcase! We're looking for: 6 Ushers (6-7pm) attend orientation with House Manager welcome guests into...


President's Note: A Look Back at 2013

Dear Friends, I am thrilled to share Performing Arts Workshop’s 2013 Annual Report website with you. Growing up, I was passionate about playing piano -- I would get lost in scales, pieces, improvisation, and writing for hours on end. It gave me a sense of inner strength,...