Creative Investments in Human Development

2012

First group of Global Sustainability Project teens return from Mankwe Wildlife Reserve in S. Africa

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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Artist Outreach Project Recognized by Grantmakers in Aging (GIA) as a Model Program

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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Barbara Gothard. Outstanding Artist Outreach Project Artist

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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KAPF Honored by the Encinitas City Council for the Artist Outreach Project

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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Art Exhibit at the Boys & Girls Club in Encinitas

On April 27, The Boys & Girls Club of San Dieguito presented an Art Exhibit that featured the beautiful work of children who attend after-school art programs at the Club. The artwork on display was created in three different artist-led programs, all of which began with Artist Outreach Project grants from the Picerne Family Foundation.…

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Berta Villaescusa, Outstanding Artist Outreach Project Artist

In April, we had a chance to visit Roberta Villaescusa’s AOP program at the Vista Academy for the Visual and Performing Arts (VAVPA). Her “Madres” group for Spanish-speaking mothers is producing some excellent artwork. Berta is teaching visual art techniques to Spanish-speaking mothers, collaborating with Center ARTES and VAVPA. This newly formed “Madres” project is…

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Introducing the 2012 Global Sustainability Project Team

Congratulations to the first group of Ocean View High School students in Huntington Beach, California, that have been selected to participate in the Global Sustainability Project. Candidates were chosen through a written and oral proposal process. The students will study South African culture, water use, endangered species, agriculture, disease, education, ethical issues of development, and…

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