Since 1969, CSA has been committed to making quality arts education accessible to everyone. Of the 4,500 students the School reaches each year, roughly half receive their arts education for free or at a reduced rate thanks to our extensive outreach programming, financial aid and community partnerships. According to Americans for the Arts, arts education makes a tremendous impact on the developmental growth of every child; it has been proven to help level the “learning field” across socio-economic boundaries and have a measurable impact on at-risk youth in deterring delinquent behavior and truancy problems. Quality arts education helps students strengthen problem-solving skills, increase academic performance, and develop a positive work ethic and pride in a job well done.
CSA is proud to offer a number of outreach programs as well as an extensive financial aid program, reaching more than 2,000 students in need. Click on the links to the right to learn more about how CSA makes arts education accessible through each of these programs.
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