Amira has joined the wonderful Duke Ellington School for the Arts (DESA) Theater family for High School and we are joining their current fundraising effort. DESA is a public school and must raise funds for its arts programs...I am asking you to join me in supporting this wonderful program and ensuring that it is accessible to so many kids who thrive in it.
The school provides an incredible education, both in academics and the arts. Most importantly, Duke Ellington emphasizes character education, work ethic, collaboration, and community. Almost 90% of its kids are Black and Latino and 98% graduate to go on to college. Here is a nice video about the school with David Chappel. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZmWPsMsCG8.
Anything you might be able to give is greatly appreciated!
In the Theatre Department, students aren't just taught how to act. They are taught how to create the stories they want to see. They are given the tools to shape the world around them with their art. Ellington relies on the generosity of parents and donors to ensure that our students receive the highest level of pre-professional training and performance opportunities. Donations enable them to create sets, craft costumes, power technical capabilities, hire additional instructors, and fund classes with Master Acting Teachers like the renowned Professor Vera Katz.