The Center for Art and Public Life at CCA is currently accepting applications from families wishing to participate in the 2008 installments of 100 Families Oakland: Art and Social Change. The CCA Center for Art and Public Life initiated this ongoing community arts program in June 2005. Founded by CCA trustee F. Noel Perry, it brings together 100 families each year from all over Oakland to work on projects with professional artists for the purpose of strengthening and revitalizing their communities.
The first 2008 program will take place in the West Oakland neighborhood in partnership with Attitudinal Healing Connection Inc. and the YAH Village Collaborative. Those interested should contact Nikki Cooper, office manager of Attitudinal Healing Connection, at 510.652.5530. The deadline to apply is January 26, 2008.
About the CCA Center for Art and Public Life
The Center for Art and Public Life was founded by California College of the Arts in 1998 for the purpose of creating and facilitating programs that provide and enhance arts education in underserved communities within and beyond the San Francisco Bay Area. The center fosters opportunities for CCA students and working artists to partner with public schools and community organizations, where they use their talents to make a difference as mentors for youth and leaders in community development. The center administers the college's Community Arts Program as well as the art teacher pre-credential program and courses in diversity studies. It also offers intensive programs in arts education and integration for K–12 educators through the Art in Education Teaching Institute.