Welcome back to Week 3 of our 45 Days of Giving! See Days 11 – 15 below!
In the fall of 2018, Nossi College of Art is celebrating our 45th anniversary, and we decided to do 45 acts of creative kindness for local classrooms, non-profits, church groups. Nashville and the surrounding communities have been supportive of Nossi College and the impact we wanted to make on this area, so in return, we wanted to feature 45 acts of thankfulness.
If you haven’t already, check out our previous blog for Week 2 to get all the action!
In July DSAMT hosted iCan Bike Camp that teaches children with Down Syndrome how to ride a bike in a safe and fun way. We decided to invest as a $500 Photography Sponsor to capture this empowering learning environment, so Nossi student Ben Neely spent the day documenting and here are some of our favorite shots.
Want to support Down Syndrome Awareness Month and the DSMAT? Click here to learn more and donate your time, talent or dollars.
Photo by Nossi Student, Blake Russell
In the spirit of “giving back,” Dr. Emerald Mitchell decided to volunteer her dance talents at a local community center near her university. Soon, a community center filled with students who lacked motivation were now concentrating and working hard to learn the intricate rhythmic moves Dr. Mitchell had choreographed. A tattered community center storage room was now a make-shift dance studio where students could come to get help with homework and find freedom through dance.
To help showcase their activities, Nossi sent a photographer, Blake Russell to capture a day in the life of their students.
This art-infused, project-based learning experience is FREE of charge to all students attending these schools.
Businesses, foundations and individuals may all generously give a SINGLE, tax-deductible donation to Moves & Grooves, Inc, by using the following secure, online transaction button here via PayPal.
The Moves & Grooves Before & After School Program is offered in collaboration with Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS) and Nashville After Zone Alliance (NAZA) with a shared goal of offering high-quality after-school programming for every child.
We loved the look on the teachers’ faces when they got supplies for the Paint & Play station, big thanks to Nossi student, Darion Barnhart for photographing this awesome moment.
The photo above by Darion Barnhart
Nossi is proud to support Warner’s vision in promoting learning in the arts as well as the transfer of learning between the arts and other subjects to build the skills students need to become successful adults.
Love what you’re reading about Warner Elementary? For contact information click here to see how you can become more involved or donate supplies.
This year we teamed with folks from The Pencil Foundation to deliver supplies to Creswell. The Pencil Foundation served as a resource to connect us with schools in the Nashville area…and it was a treat having them stop by the college to check out our supplies!
To learn more about Creswell and to congratulate them for their 10-year anniversary educating students in grades 5 – 8 visit their website!
To celebrate Lead Cameron, Nossi donated art supplies including construction paper, pencils, markers and thousands of stickers!
LEAD Cameron was a Reward School for Growth in 2014 and again for Progress in 2017 and is home to one of the Blue Ribbon teachers, Kirsten Lindquist, who was recognized for teaching excellence in Davidson County by Metro Nashville Public Schools in 2018.
Thanks for reading and check back next Thursday for Week 4 of our 45 Days of Giving 🙂