October 30, 2020

Education Matters: Learning Virtually from the Van Wezel

By Story, Ryan Van Cleave, Homepage - Story of Impact,

While the arts teach us a host of valuable lessons, creativity and problem solving are right in the mix. Enter the world of virtual education. From March on, the Van Wezel team embraced techno…

October 21, 2020

Florida Studio Theatre Helps Provide 'Write a Play' at No Cost to Schools

By Story, Homepage - Story of Impact, SRQ Media,

Florida Studio Theatre (FST) recently received a $37,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, a key partner in FST’s efforts to provide its award-winning WRITE A PLAY…

October 13, 2020

PAInT Center at USF receives $30,000 donation to promote diversity, equity and inclusion

By Story, Rich Shopes,

The University of South Florida Foundation has received $30,000 in donations to create a program at the Florida Center for Partnerships in Arts-Integrated Teaching (PAInT) that combines creati…

August 3, 2020

Celebrating Mote Marine Laboratory's High School Internship Class of 2020

By Story,

These 16 of Mote's 34-member class, representing Mote's three internship levels, were all seniors and received a special "ConGRADulations" send-off to celebrate their matriculation.

July 17, 2020

Taking the Creative Leap: Arts Education in the Virtual Classroom

By Blog, Homepage - Blog, Story of Impact - Featured, Kelli Maldonado,

Editor's Note: Kelli Maldonado is Director of Education & Community Engagement at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall. What do you do when the world shifts unexpectedly, and the programs th…

February 24, 2020

Breaking Barriers and Embracing Diversity at National History Day

By Blog, Nicole Light, Homepage - Blog,

A seventh- grade student sits next to a laptop at the end of a long conference table located inside the front office at Sarasota Middle School. At the other end sit four judges waiting for thi…

February 3, 2020

An International Group Strengthens Parent Leadership | UnidosNow

By Story, UnidosNow,

Our Parent Leadership Program began October 1st of this year, again with strong parental participation at both Gocio and Tuttle elementary schools. Our new participants give our program an int…

December 27, 2019

A Community Collaborates to Share the Gift of Reading

By Blog, Alisa Mitchell, Homepage - Blog,

For students attending Cranberry Elementary School in North Port, the holiday season got off to a spectacular start, thanks to the generosity of local Barnes & Noble customers. For several…

December 11, 2019

Empowering Families and Individuals to Succeed

By Story, Hunter Carpenter,

While we each aspire to lead a successful life in our own way, the path to reaching our greatest potential is often found through education. Education breeds skills and, more importantly, conf…