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Celebrating 10 Years of Arts Education


In 2012, Progressive Arts Alliance has been celebrating our 10th anniversary of
utilizing contemporary arts and 21st century media to inspire students to reach
their full potential. If you weren’t able to join us in August for our
exciting celebration concert at the House of Blues, we’re inviting you to join
us our celebration continues into the New Year.

PAA Video

As we look forward to 2013, we’re excited to
launch the next 10 years of PAA.
Our plans include:
– Serving over 1,300 students per week
– A new office to better support our work
– A new strategic plan to support our

Please join us in celebrating the kick off to
our next 10 years by making a
tax-deductible contribution to show
your support.

How your donation supports our work:
– $50 pays for supplies for an animation project
– $100 pays for a workshop for 30 students
$250 pays for a need-based camp scholarship
– $500 pays for art supplies for two classrooms for the entire school year
– $1000 pays for a semester-long after-school program

Donate before December 31 and receive the following:
– Our collectable VIP Cassette with a gift of $50 or more
– Plus our exclusive 10th Anniversary T-Shirt with a gift of $100+

The work of Progressive Arts Alliance enlivens schools with the rigor of arts
learning.Will you help us move forward into our next 10 years?
Click here to donate now or mail your donation to the address below.

Thank you for your support and warmest wishes for the holiday season!



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It’s not too late to make a year-end gift to support dynamic arts education!

PAA Animation Reel

Dear Friend of PAA,

By contributing to Progressive Arts Alliance, you ensure the continued success of Progressive Arts Alliance’s arts education work throughout our community. PAA prepares students to be leaders in the 21st century by offering experiences that stimulate critical thinking and develop creative problem-solving skills. Programming PAA provides invigorates learning by uniting art, contemporary culture and technology in schools and community spaces throughout Northeast Ohio. Your support helps PAA provide high quality arts education programs to thousands of students of all ages and financial circumstances each year.

In 2010, Progressive Arts Alliance:

Grant support and program registration fees cover about 80% of our annual expenses. In order to continue to provide access to learning in and through the arts for all students, we must raise the rest of the necessary funds from generous donors in our community.

That’s why I’m hoping you’ll make a tax-deductible gift to Progressive Arts Alliance today and help us reach our goal of raising $10,000.

In doing so, you’ll be supporting students throughout our region who will develop their self-esteem, communication, and leadership skills as a result of engaging in arts learning activities.

Click here to donate now.

Thanks for your support and best wishes for the holiday season!


Most Sincerely,

 Santina Protopapa

Founder and Executive Director


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Help a Student Attend Camp this Summer


Progressive Arts Alliance provides an exciting opportunity for students to develop their imagination, creativity, and self-esteem as well as valuable skills in critical thinking and teamwork during our annual RHAPSODY Hip-Hop Summer Arts Camp.  This year the camp takes place July 19-30 at the Idea Center at PlayhouseSquare.

“It’s a fantastic, results-oriented camp that truly works in educating and inspiring our young people to use their creativity and genuine interests to pull together, explore and execute their individual and group masterpieces,” explained a parent of a past participant. The camp was recently featured in the 2008 World Almanac for Kids.

Approximately 50% of the camp’s participants are students who cannot afford to pay for camp and need to be supported by scholarships made available through our fundraising  efforts.

Please make PAA’s RHAPSODY Hip-Hop Summer Arts Camp a reality for a Cleveland-area student who cannot afford to attend. For only $200 you can send a student to camp and give him or her a wonderful opportunity for self-expression, creativity, and accomplishment. You can see first hand how your contribution has helped benefit students in need by attending the end-of-camp performance on July 30.

Your contribution will also be recognized in the performance’s printed program. To donate online, click here.Be sure to visit PAA’s Vimeo site to view informational and testimonial videos about PAA’s RHAPSODY Hip-Hop Summer Arts Camp or call 216-772-4722 for more information.For camp registration information, click here.

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