Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Arts for Learning San Diego

aka YASD or Arts for Learning

San Diego, CA

Mission

Arts for Learning San Diego envisions a world where all students, families and communities imagine, create and thrive through the arts. We believe that the arts and artists are essential community resources that deserve sustained advocacy and long-term investment. We train and commission artists of all disciplines to engage directly with diverse communities through vibrant partnerships at the individual, family, school, and community level. Our arts programming reaches participants of all ages.

Ruling Year

1969

Executive Director

Ms. Tara Graviss

Main Address

4305 University Avenue Suite 555

San Diego, CA 92105 USA

Formerly Known As

Young Audiences of San Diego

Keywords

San Diego, arts education, children, families, art, teaching artist

EIN

95-2464304

 Number

3312254074

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Arts Education/Schools (A25)

Nonprofit Management (S50)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

Arts for Learning of San Diego is committed to advocating and providing for the arts in education and enriching the lives of all children of our region through an extraordinary range of high quality performances, residencies and workshops to help our young people identify their cultural roots and discover their creative wings.

Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Residencies

Assemblies

Military Arts

Family Arts

Title I Arts Integration

Professional Development & Teaching Artists Institute

Advocacy

Where we work

Our Results

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Number of children served

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

Annual Performance Impact

Number of professional artists employed

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

Annual Program Impact

Number of youth programs offered

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

Annual Program Impact

Charting Impact

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

Arts for Learning San Diego envisions a world where every young person will have opportunities to imagine, create, and grow through experiences with the arts.

We continue to push forward and bring the arts into classrooms and community centers across the United States. And we are more committed than ever to the service of our parents and teachers and to teach a fourth generation of our nation's schoolchildren about the arts. Our vision for Young Audiences goes beyond simply providing quality arts-in-education programs – but to inspire young people and to expand their learning through the arts, so that they can lead healthy, fulfilling and productive lives.

Strong name/brand recognition combined with a 52+ year history of service to the community and an affiliation with a 32+ National YA Network backs up our experienced and passionate team. Young Audiences Arts for Learning has accomplished so much and has a rich and prominent history from the establishing of the National Young Audiences Week in 1971 to winning the National Medal of Arts Award in 2004. Last year alone, Young Audiences’ programs reached five million students in our nation’s schools through performances, workshops and residency programs in music, theatre, dance and visual, literary and digital arts. Arts for Learning San Diego provides unique programs that lead the community in quality service and we are well respected leaders in the arts education field. We have a history of programmatic innovation and growth and hosts the largest and most experienced roster of professional artists in San Diego County.

-Assess and upgrade hardware/software and infrastructure (track programs & results).
-Conduct assessments of all programs (modify as appropriate and conduct professional development as needed).
-Create an integrated approach to all materials and presentation of same
(market presence and saturation).

YASD launched a major initiative with SDUSD and title I in April 2015 to impact 13,000 students in 22 schools for the next two years. In addition we launched two Military Arts programs at 3 new sites in 2015.

External Reviews

Affiliations & Memberships

Americans for the Arts 2010

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Financials

Arts for Learning San Diego

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Board Leadership Practices

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SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

Yes

Organizational Demographics

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SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Gender

Sexual Orientation

Disability

This organization reports that it does not collect this information.

Diversity Strategies

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We track income levels of staff, senior staff, and board across demographic categories
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We track the age of staff, senior staff, and board
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We track the diversity of vendors (e.g., consultants, professional service firms)
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We have a diversity committee in place
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We have a diversity manager in place
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We use other methods to support diversity