About us

We pay teachers, equipment, and classroom material.

We partnership with Southern California School Districts.

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OUR MISSION

The Community School of the Arts Foundation provides arts education including, drama, creative arts, and dance classes at no cost to K-12, and participants identified with moderate to severe disabilities attending at Southern California Public Schools . We provide children in the community with a supportive, nurturing, and safe environment where their creativity and imagination can be encouraged and their capabilities can be explored and expanded.

Community School of the Arts Foundation (CSAOF), a public charity, 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization, (CSAOF) was established in 2003 to promote the healthy, emotional and academic development of Southern California Public Schools.

What We Do

Community School of the Arts Foundation collaborates with public schools to support arts learning and Common Core Standards for K-12. CSOAF also collaborates with social youth service agencies to give opportunities for personal growth through the arts.

We’re also making a difference in the lives of college interns who we mentor—inspiring a new generation to contribute to their communities through the arts in social service. These specially trained interns along with the staff of Community School of the Arts Foundation enable and encourage each participant to empower themselves and build community through dance, theatre, music and visual arts.

Research

Research has shown that children who participate regularly in drama and music instruction develop greater self-confidence and enhanced creative thinking abilities. Moreover, they develop sophisticated reading, writing and communication skills as well as greater educational aspirations.