1. Highlights from Regional Arts and Culture Council's (RACC) 2012 State of the Arts presentation to City Council. Meeting attendees heard testimony from local artists, youth, educators and advocates about the dire state of arts education in Portland-and the Creative Advocacy Network (CAN) which is working to create a dedicated source of funding for the arts access and education.

    More information on State of the Arts: portlandonline.com/mayor/index.cfm?c=49518&a=390951

    Accompanying the State of the Arts presentation, was a video featuring Grammy Award winning Portlander Esperanza Spalding: vimeo.com/38666421

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  2. As a Portland native, the Grammy award winning Jazz musician Esperanza Spalding recognizes the need for arts education in this City.

    Spalding took the time to sit down with us to hash out why the arts are so important to the full development of our youth.

    This video was presented to Portland City Council on March 21, 2012 as part of the State of the Arts.

    The Creative Advocacy Network (CAN) is a 501(c)3 organization established to mobilize the Portland Metropolitan Region in support of a dedicated public fund for the arts, to increase access to arts and culture for every resident, make free arts and music experiences available to every school-age child in their classrooms and communities and strengthen our highest-quality arts and cultural institutions allowing Portland to finally reach our true creative and cultural capacity. (theartscan.org)

    Featured in this video: Esperanza Spalding (Jazz Musician, Portlander)
    Music - "City of Roses" by Esperanza Spalding (esperanzaspalding.com).
    Photos - Jefferson Highschool Classrooms by Wieden + Kennedy's Eugenie Frerichs

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  3. Presented at the Transportation Safety Summit March 13, 2012.

    Featured in the video: Santa Sanchez (Latino Parents Group, King Elementary), Kerry Rae Connoly (SUN School Coordinator at Harrison Park Elementary), and the voice of Mark Lear (PBOT).

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    Prosperous. Healthy. Educated. Equitable. These are the characteristics of the people we want to be.

    Invidual Videos:
    Sheetal: vimeo.com/37813455
    Victoria: vimeo.com/37813552
    David: vimeo.com/37813671

    Full transcript of speech: portlandonline.com/mayor/index.cfm?c=49278&a=387272

    Filmed at the Governor Hotel. State of the City hosted by City Club of Portland.

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  5. Victoria Rodriguez is a Future Connect Scholar. In the video, she describes how the program, sponsored in part by the City, has allowed her the opportunity of going to college and pursuing her best possible future.

    The Future Connect program combines college scholarships with college support. The program helps students graduate high school, navigate the challenging college environment, and ultimately graduate from college. More information on the program here: portlandonline.com/mayor/index.cfm?c=53347

    This video was presented live to the audience at Sam's State of the City Speech March 2, 2012.

    For the full State of the City Speech: portlandonline.com/mayor/index.cfm?c=49278&a=387643

    Featured in this video: Victoria Rodriguez (Future Connect Student) and Dara Khon (Future Connect Success Coach).

    Select images courtesy of Flickr Users:
    Joе Fruchey, kcchan1, fellixis, cubicgarden, and rkleine.

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