Listen to a March 9, 2010 interview in whichÂ Rex Foundation executive director Sandy Sohcot spoke with California PTA president Carol Kocivar on KALW FM,Â about Rex’s The World As It Could Be project and the impact it’s having on the lives of local high school students who participate.
In 2002, David Wish, a Bay Area school teacher, became frustrated about the state of music education in the public schools and decided to do something about it. He approached the Rex Foundation for a seed grant for what became Little Kids Rock. Today the organization is the nationâ€™s leading nonprofit provider of instrumental music education in the nationâ€™s public schools.
If you are going to be in San Francisco on Wednesday, March 4th, please join Project Avary at the Great American Music Hall for an intimate evening that promises to be a literary and musical treat. Project Avary offers summer and family camps, field trips, and leadership programs for children with incarcerated parents. Founded by […]
Interviewed in the current Rex newsletter, AT&T executive Ken McNeely says he believes that basic broadband service should be available to all, and considered an essential component of Universal Service in the U.S. Ken suggests that there must be a “will to change” among the public at large in recognizing the importance of broadband service […]
Interviewed in the current Rex newsletter, Annette Gellert of Women’s Environmental Leadership Network proposes that the will to change, the momentum needed to solve the world’s most intransigent problems, proceeds from a set of priorities very different from those that currently prevail. “We need to consider our children’s health and quality of life first, […]
Many schools across the U.S., particularly public ones, face budget constraints and challenges to beef up standardized test scores. As a result, they’ve severely cut, if not eliminated, music and arts education. In the course of its 24-year history, the Rex Foundation, like many other philanthropic organizations, has helped to fund grassroots groups that find […]
Recently Rex joined forces with some of its grantees to actually engage youth in raising awareness of human rights issues, creating a stage production called “The World As It Could Be: A Declaration of Human Rights” â€” and producing a DVD of the event.
Why Not Teach the Kids the Music They Like? Little Kids Rock Takes a Radical Approach to Musical Education in the Schools by Mary Eisenhart The sad state of music and arts education in most of America’s schools, especially the public ones, is an oft-told tale. In 1996, a Bay Area teacher decided to do […]
Discovering their inner musician, New York girls and young women find a whole new way to look at life. By Mary Eisenhart “We’ve found that girls who might not have ever met in their home communities in New York can come together and share a love of music, start working together and bring their ideas […]
Tule Elk Park Child Development Center By Mary Eisenhart “Whatever landscape a child is exposed to early on, that will be the sort of gauze through which he or she will see all the world afterwards.” — Wallace Stegner (quote at entrance to Tule Elk Park) “Rita, who’s she?” an inquiring 5-year-old, pointing in my […]