Help continue a special afterschool art program at Takoma Park Elementary School

About the Project

For the past 2 years, CREATE Arts Center has offered a free afterschool art program at Takoma Park Elementary School for students who need extra support at school. The classes use an art-based curriculum to help students improve their academic performance, language and literacy skills, peer relationships and creativity. The students are selected with the help of the school’s reading specialist. 

Each class starts with a healthy snack, story time and journaling; students then work on art projects. At the end of the session, students have an art show for parents and school staff.

The Winter session of this class is underway, but because of changes in grant funding, the Spring session is in jeopardy.

Just $250 per student will bring this high-quality afterschool program to 10 more Takoma Park students this Spring.

If we raise $2500 by March 15, the program can continue uninterrupted. Please consider making a donation. Any amount will make a difference for these students and every donation will be matched $1 for $1, so just 50 donations of $25 will bring us to our $2500 goal!


Matching Sponsors

Our generous sponsors will contribute $1 for every $1 donated to this project up to $1,250 ! (pending matching fund availability)

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$1,272 of $2,500 goal ⋅ ended 469 days ago
  • Donate $25 or more

    Mark your page with a one of a kind bookmark made by one of our students!
    (47 of 50 remaining)
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
  • Donate $100 or more

    Make an impression with a set of 5 note cards featuring original artwork from our students.
    (10 of 10 remaining)
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
  • Donate $250 or more

    Get inspired by a CREATE "helping hand" made just for you by one of this program's art teachers. See a sample at the end of our video!
    (5 of 5 remaining)
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
$1,228 to go. Every dollar helps.
$1,272 of $2,500 goal ⋅ ended 469 days ago

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