With a vision of advancing, a child’s physical, intellectual, creative, and spiritual growth the Mauricio Saravia School of the Arts was formed to work with kids from low-income, immigrant and inner city families. In a neighborhood, that has few resources our afterschool arts and academic program have the ability to affect future generations with a minimal investment of time and money.
The afterschool project is aimed at 1st through 5th graders from the five elementary schools in and around the Westwood Neighborhood of Denver Colorado. The Mauricio Saravia School of the Arts presents students with two different learning sessions every four months. The sessions include a 1-hour art class and 1-hour of academic tutoring (during which time a healthy snack is prepared and given to the children). The school is open 3 days a week from 3:45 - 6:45 p.m., with 13 different art classes offered. The classes meet twice to three times per week for 12 weeks. At the conclusion, of the sessions two different art exhibitions are held, one for the children’s families and another for potential donors. We impact 400 children a year with our programs.
Journey Through Our Heritage students from Metropolitan State College Chicana/o Studies Department act as mentors and tutors in the program.
Mauricio Saravia School of the Arts
4201 W. Kentucky Ave.
Denver, CO 80219
303.936.5885 – Main
303.935.7718 – Fax
For more information contact Scott Carranza at:
|Art By Sponsoring Artist Robert Martinez||Art By Sponsoring Artist Arlette Lucero|
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