I am an art student teacher at the Woodland Hills School District. I am working with students from very low income households, very little resources and I want to make art an escape for them. I want to create an outdoor learning center for Dickson Elementary School where students can go outside and truly create in the atmosphere of down town Pittsburgh. We have already started clearing the small patch of land we have chosen for this garden but with no funds, this learning center will never be finished. These students need a safe and creative environment to express, explore and play. As an art teacher born and raised in Pittsburgh, I have never been so passionate to make the city a learning environment. The students at this elementary school are smart, imaginative and driven, they just need an area to learn that keeps them in the schools and off the streets.
Funded by Pittsburgh, PA (March 2012)