Dear Center Friends and Partners,
Our hope is that this note finds you and those close to you healthy and safe. It has truly been an unprecedented season marked by changes and challenges. Now more than ever, we lean into the critical role of imagination and joy to sustain us as we navigate this crisis. It is humbling and beautiful to watch the resilience of our student and faculty artists during this time as they continue to create and grow.
The Center recognizes, commits to and is strengthened by the power and depth of the cultural richness, gifts and traditions reflected in our students, their families and in our community. We are honored by the trust we have been granted to re-imagine our programs and continue to work with families in their homes, as well as support our public schools as they strive to sustain equitable education for all.
We remain keenly aware of how existing systemic roots of inequity combined now with the pandemic have uniquely challenged our community. As part of our history and deeply held mission and values, we are taking both short-term actions, including establishing an
for our students, families and recent alumni, while also engaging in longer-term coalitions around social justice and equity for all.
We are grateful for your generosity and partnership. We will get through this together.