04. May 2011 · Comments Off · Categories: Ramble

I just read that our ranking is falling … if you are a Facebook user and haven’t yet voted PLEASE do so!

1 MINUTE OF YOUR TIME WILL HELP ENSURE ARTS EDUCATION FOR 100,000 LOCAL KIDS!

This is an “event” you can do on your own time–Voting open until 9:00pm PST tonight (Facebook made me add a date & time): Arts education has largely been lost in California Schools. Recent budget cuts have spelled the end of San Jose’s 30-year-old Arts Express program. To fill the void, Symphony Silicon Valley has crafted the most ambitious multidiscip…linary… program in the United States. Starting this fall and ramping up to full operation over the next 3 years, it will soon reach EVERY 3rd-6th grader in the County–100,000 kids per year. See our 60-second video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oo8sVVEb2Cc

To this end, we are competing for a grant from Chase Community Giving for some of the start-up funds for this program. Your vote today for us could mean up to $500,000 for this program. We are already in the top 100 charities in the nation & need your help to stay there thru May 4 to win. Vote right now and ask your friends to vote! Share this with everyone you know. No need to be a resident of Santa Clara County–or even the US–to vote, so please take a few seconds of your time to ensure this program can reach all the children of our region.

VOTE and learn more about Chase Giving here: bit.ly/fAQt6p

You can read more about the program here: conta.cc/ebln3c

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