“Music can change the world because it can change people.”
Save the Date! The Alameda Education Foundation in collaboration with the Oakland East Bay Symphony will be hosting a “Young People’s Concert” on October 24th at 9:30 and 10:45 AM. This concert is FREE and open too all Alameda public elementary schools and middle school music students. Click here for a downloadable flyer.
The same can be said of art, dance and drama as well. In fact, the Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) are a core component of a well-rounded education. The arts are the languages we all speak, no matter our individual differences. Experiencing and creating works of art benefits students in their intellectual, personal, and social development and there is a strong relationship between learning in the arts and academic achievement.
The Alameda Education Foundation (AEF) supports the arts in many ways. Over the past 30 years, we have raised tens of thousands of dollars via fundraising to generate much-needed funds for music, art and drama in Alameda public schools. We provide grants to VAPA teachers through our Adopt A Classroom program Our Enrichment classes and camps offer a variety of art, music, drama, and dance classes to hundreds of Alameda school children. We actively pursue a drive to collect used musical instruments for Alameda music programs.