The Right Brain Initiative



June 11th, 2013 by Right Brain Team

The arts can change a child’s life. Don’t believe us? Ask former Gresham Police Chief Carla Piluso–she talks about how much our arts integration programs impact students, schools and entire communities in this awesome new video, produced by NORTH!

One experience can be the tipping point in the success or failure of a student’s education, their future and the future of our community. Here at Right Brain, we’re filling the “cracks” in the system with dance, drumming and design. We’re making students excited about school so they keep coming back. And the positive effects in our community can be absolutely amazing.

The thing is, we can’t do this alone.

Partnering with schools, teachers and artists, we have brought the arts to over 11,000 students in 44 schools in the Portland region. Our partners are doing great work, but our goal is to reach every one of the 110,000 K-8 students in the tri-county area.

To reach full capacity, we need engagement from the community.  Individual support is critical to the success of our initiative in the long run, which is why we’ve challenged ourselves to raise $25,000 through individual donations of $250 or higher in the Imagination Fund. If we reach our goal by June 15th, the Maybelle Clark Macdonald Fund will match it dollar-for-dollar. At the time of this post, we need just $1,800 more with four days remaining. Help us reach our goal, and help prepare our kids for a great future.

Donate now!


Right Brain Team