ANNUAL REPORT 2019 - 2020

Cultivating Community Connections

Arts

Most LA’s BEST sites received quality music, dance, theatre and/or visual arts programming, and many students had the opportunity to participate in an array of multi-week, professional artist residencies. Through quality arts education programming, students had the opportunity to discover and develop new skills, express themselves with confidence, and create deeper connections with their coaches and peers.

Through thoughtfully designed art clubs and activities that support connecting our community and social and emotional learning, it’s been so inspiring to help our students boost their creativity, see themselves as artists and develop an appreciation for the creativity of others.

– Mario Davila,
Director of After School Arts Program

3,000
children

participated in 53 artists-in-residencies workshops and a related culminating event for their friends and families.

384
students

performed their own songs, skits and dances at the 26th LA’s BEST Community Jam for Peace in front of more than 500 of their peers and family members at Grand Arts High School.

1,354
students

went on at least one
arts-related field trip.