Painted Bride Adopts Kensington High School for the Creative and Performing Arts

April 11, 2017

Painted Bride Art Center is proud to announce it has adopted Kensington Creative and Performing Arts High School (KCAPA). In February we had a kick-off event at KCAPA complete with a performance by their marching band and a trivia game announcing to the class of 2020 (9th graders) that we adopted them through the Adopt-A-School program.

The program is an initiative designed to create partnerships between local organizations and Philly public high schools. This was made possible by a partnership between the School District of Philadelphia’s GEAR UP Grant and the Urban League of Philadelphia. The Bride has agreed to foster an environment of academic achievement through mentoring, special events, school-based programs, and field trips. Thus far, Painted Bride is the only nonprofit organization to join this effort.

This April, we invited our KCAPA mentees to a presentation of The Bitter Game, a one-act play by Keith A. Wallace. “We’re so proud to be partnering with KCAPA,” says Painted Bride Executive Director, Laurel Raczka. “With all that’s going on in our country today, the arts are more important than ever. Our future depends on our ability to help young people feel represented, creative, informed, and empowered. The Bride looks forward to that work.”