Exchange ideas, discover resources, be inspired by creativity!
Whether we are hosting arts and craft activities at a booth in a local fair or an inspiring dialogue at a Community Exchange, there is a place for everyone to support the mission.
Activities of the Foundation’s Community Outreach Programs:
Community Exchange Gatherings
The Community Exchange Gatherings are organized during the school year to support parent advocacy, information sharing, and to inform and respond to BUSD’s arts education priorities for each school year. In a fun, casual gathering, you will hear the latest in arts education and join a community of dedicated volunteers and Arts Advocacy Leaders. Click here for the next Community Exchange.
We track education policy, share information, and further arts education for all students as solution partners throughout the year. Advocacy efforts are supported by staff, the Board of Directors, the Arts Advocacy Leaders, and engaged parents or citizens. Want to know how decisions are made?
Click here for the latest resources and updates!
Click here to read stories on The Blog from parents, arts advocates, and community leaders!
The Foundation engages volunteers to support the work of the Foundation including programs, operations, and fundraising strategies. Volunteerism is managed by staff and supported by Board of Directors and AALs. Contact Saundra Montijo, Program and Outreach Manager, to volunteer!
Participation in Community Fairs/Outreach Events
The Foundation attends and participates in various Fairs or Festivals to support volunteerism, engagement, or mission-based activities in the community. Community Fairs/Outreach events are managed by staff and supported by Foundation volunteers. There’s nothing like helping a child create a puppet or explore creativity. Join us!
Superintendent Matt Hill addresses the community in the 2017 August Community Exchange.
Panelists at the April 2015 Community Exchange at Nickelodeon. CHANNEL 1 President Carey Chairman Joanne Step-off Joanne Publicity Joyce Communication Ross Channel 2 Bands Heather Celebs Karen Equestrians Alisa Equestrians Linda Channel 3 Celebs Barry Novelties Cynde Floats Wayne Floats # 2 Judy Novelties Rob BHS vs JBHS Basball Senior Game 4-24-15
Board member Suzanne Weerts leads the conversation at a September 2015 Community Exchange.
BUSD Administrators, Foundation staff and Board of Directors with a panel of regional arts education experts at a Community Exchange.
Creating Art is fun!
BUSD Council PTA, Parents, District and Foundation staff attend a PTA State convening regarding supporting schools!
Foundation staff, Board of Directors and former BUSD Superintendent Britz with speaker Danielle Brazell
Amazing Community Volunteers in 2013
Foundation Board Co-Chair and son have fun with Dora the Explorer and Foundation ED, Trena Pitchford, at Nickeoldeon’s Beyond the Backpack event in partnership with BUSD.
BUSD Administration and County leaders discuss the impact of arts education.
Foundation staff and volunteers with BUSD Board of Education member Steve Frintner and wife, Dr. Mary Frintner
Elementary School Principals at January Community Exchange
January 2015 Community Exchange focused on BUSD’s music program
BHS Dance students perform at Community Exchange meeting in 2014.
Foundation ED, Magnolia Park Visual Arts Teacher and students helping kids create at Burbank Police Department’s National Night Out
August 2018 Community Exchange
Parents and volunteers view Geometry students’ work in designing and creating mini-golf holes at Community Exchange.
Amazing Community Volunteers in 2017
Back to School Fair
Monterey High’s Visual Arts Teacher, Jeannette Elliott, shares the impact of Designed Based Learning in her teaching techniques.
Amazing Community Volunteers in 2016
Foundation staff with volunteer, Nicki
Kids and families create at Burbank Police Department’s National Night Out