Jaguar Land Rover provides grant to expand P.S. ARTS programs in Southern California

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Jaguar Land Rover North America set a corporate goal to fund projects that support education, environment, humanitarian and health, and nuturing talent in order to advance and improve the lives of 12 million people by 2020. The first recipient of a grant from this corporate social responsibility platform was announced to be P.S. ARTS, an education nonprofit located in Southern California. P.S. ARTS plans to use the $130,000 one-year grant to enhance its programming and further extend its reach to children that do not have access to art programs in their school district.

land-rover-santa-barbara-mediaToday, P.S. ARTS provides nationally recognized arts education programs to approximately 15,000 students each week in 40 schools in eight school districts. They bring arts education teachers into the classroom during a traditional day in order to reach underserved children. The southern California nonprofit focuses on providing high-quality education in visual arts, music, and theater for elementary and middle school students. Majority of the students that participate in these programs face challenges outside of school with nearly 75 percent living at or below the poverty level. Additionally, 10 percent have special needs and 55 percent speak English as a second language.

When selecting from the pool of applicants, Jaguar Land Rover North America was impressed with “P.S. ARTS’ efforts to deliver arts and design curriculum and activities which are such an important part of children’s development and enjoyment” shares Joe Eberhardt, President & CEO, Jaguar Land Rover North America. The $130,000 contribution from Jaguar Land Rover will enable P.S. ARTS increase its reach by designing and creating art kits in various art disciplines to be distributed to programs across Southern California.

Coming up on April 25, 2014 Jaguar Land Rover will launch its partnership with P.S. ARTS at the Los Angeles Modernism Opening Night event, a weekend long art and design exhibit held in Culver City. All funds raised by the expected 1,000 patrons will go directly to P.S. ARTS to further develop and implement more programs.

Additionally, Jaguar Land Rover will create opportunities for its employees and dealers to volunteer with P.S. ARTS students. Later this year Jaguar Land Rover will support the annual Express Yourself event held at the Santa Monica Barker hanger where approximately 1,500 visitors and P.S. ARTS students will be guided by professional artists and teachers through an array of exciting projects.

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2014-04-30T11:46:31+00:00April 30th, 2014|Jaguar, Land Rover|