Manuel Ortega, a 2009 Artist Outreach grant recipient celebrates the fifth anniversary for his performing arts program at Santa Ana Police an Activities League. Manuel is among an elite group of artists who have sustained their project beyond the one year grant period for 5 years. In all a total of 64% of grant recipients…

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Event reported in the Orange County Register and the Capistrano Unified School District newsletter, Capo Talk. Click here to read the Capo Talk news report. SAN MATEO CREEK STUDY CONNECTS STUDENTS WITH NATURAL HABITAT President John M. Alpay, Trustee Amy Hanacek, and Superintendent Kirsten M. Vital join San Clemente High School Students and Teacher Lisa Kerr The…

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The Picerne Family Foundation has selected two high school AP science teachers from Orange County, California to participate with students in the Global Sustainability Project in 2014/15. Amelia Strickland from Orange High School and Dolores Dang-Wright from Dana Hills High School in Dana Point have been selected because of their demonstrated leadership in environmental sustainability. After conducting an intensive yearlong study program for…

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The Foundation has selected two high school AP science teachers from Orange County, California to participate with students in the Global Sustainability Project in 2013/14. Lisa Kerr from San Clemente High and Candace Leuthold from Early College High in Costa Mesa have been selected as a result of their demonstrated leadership in environmental sustainability. After conducting an intensive year-long study program for 10-11…

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The California State Senate has approved a resolution honoring the Foundation. The Resolution states: “For its distinguished record of public service and immeasurable contribution to the community and State, the Picerne Family Foundation is deserving of special public recognition and the highest commendations.” The resolution was sponsored by the office of State Senator Mark Wyland…

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Nine teens and the director of the International Baccalaureate (IB) program at Ocean View High School returned to the U.S. on August 24, 2012 after spending 12 days on the Mankwe Wilderness Reserve and the Pilanesburg Game Preserve in South Africa. The students were the first group to be sent in the Global Sustainability Project’s pilot program. Students participated…

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Grantmakers in Aging (GIA) cited the Picerne Family Foundation’s Artist Outreach Project as a model program in its recent online publication, “For All Ages: The GIA Guide to Funding Across the Lifespan.” The Artist Outreach Project was commended in these three areas: 1. An example of engaging older adults to help their neighbors and neighborhoods. KAPF was…

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ART: SUSTAIN IT! Exhibit On Saturday, June 9, Dr. Barbara Gothard presented the ART: Sustain It! exhibit. The impressive exhibit was the culmination of Dr. Gothard’s AOP project, The Art and Sustainability Project, and the featured artwork was created by students from the nationally acclaimed The Preuss School UCSD in San Diego. Dr. Gothard created the Art and Sustainability Project in collaboration with…

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The Picerne Family Foundation was recognized by the City of Encinitas for its contribution to Encinitas artists and non-profit organizations at the Encinitas City Council meeting on May 23, 2012. Mayor Jerome Stocks presented a proclamation expressing gratitude for the Foundation’s Artist Outreach Project to Ken Golden and Victor Nelson. Since the inception of Artist…

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