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What We Do
The Quinan Street Project fights to provide accessible visual and performing arts education to children in Contra Costa County and to the public elementary schools in the West Contra Costa Unified School District. Through classroom residencies, summer camps, and workshops, QSP is dedicated to igniting confidence, literacy, and creativity in our students.
How You Can Help
To donate to The Quinan Street Project, please click here.
For Volunteer or Teaching Artist information click here.
Sponsor a Class
Would your business or family like to sponsor a QSP classroom?
We will be back on Quinan Street!! And also in our homes on Zoom! Check out our hybrid camp!
Has your house turned into your classroom? That's okay! We've got you covered. Click here for lessons from our Drama in the Classroom program virtually!
Statement on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
Sponsor a Class, 2020-21
The 2019-20 school year was obviously a unique one. Many of our classrooms ceased to exist as we knew them on March 13, 2020. However, thanks to the support of our sponsors and the ingenuity of the QSP team we were able to provide distance learning immediately to our schools. Despite school closures we were still able to provide nearly 2,000 children with arts education they otherwise may not have had access to.
And now we face not only COVID-19, but the massive deficit in WCCUSD. Because of the deficit schools no longer have funds to contribute to contracts they have with organizations like The Quinan Street Project. While we do have a grant to provide services to Title I schools, these funds may not be used for our non-Title I schools, which are still deserving of arts education.
Because of these two factors that are entirely out of our control we are making an ask of our sponsors. An ask to help us continue to provide high quality arts education to our students in WCCUSD. While we may not be in actual classrooms this year there are still thousands of children, ages 5-12, that need us, and teachers that need support to provide effective distance learning that meets Common Core standards and engages their students during this traumatic time. This year we are asking you to contribute $700 to sponsor our students. You will have logo representation as always, and we will find new and exciting ways for students to reach out to you with their thanks without paper and pens.
We know that times are tight for everyone, and are grateful for any amount you are able to contribute. We can also still offer the half and half option with $350 paid now, and the other $350 paid by March 1st, 2021.
Thank you for your continued support over the years. We are endlessly grateful for our community and its ability to come together when things are challenging.
As a member project of Intersection for the Arts, The Quinan Street Project receives all the benefits of their 501c3 nonprofit status and your donation is tax deductible as allowed by law.
The Quinan Street Project was founded specifically to serve the West Contra Costa Unified School District; an historically racially diverse and culturally rich community. Our commitment to equity for all races, genders, and the queer/LGBTQ+ community has always been part of our mission in serving our students and families, and these values are the backbone of every action we have taken since our founding in 2013.
But our work with equity, diversity, and inclusion is not focused on being saviors; our work is to empower our young people to speak up for themselves and learn to advocate with their own voices in their classrooms and in the world at large. Our curricula are designed to engage and uplift. To spark creativity and encourage activism through the lens of representation in our texts and our staff members.
We stand in solidarity with our community and are responsive to feedback at all times. We are committed to continuing our work as an anti-racist organization and face hard conversations with an open heart, an open mind, and open ears.