To restore the civic mission of schools by creating a civics curriculum that spans elementary, middle and high schools (K-12)
To create an extensive digital database of concerts on the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra (SPCO) website and thereby greatly increase free online access to locally-produced classical music
To create an app that will connect people who are watching a news story or documentary on television with related content through a second screen app on their smartphones.
To foster cross-cultural exchange and dialogue among Twin Cities Latino and Asian communities, Teatro del Pueblo and Pangea World Theater will collaborate on a series of new works titled "Latino-Asian Fusion Series"
To advance the TU Dance Center in St. Paul as a hub for local dance activity and a valued community resource, including service to underrepresented local populations
To expand a proven model, the Investigative Reporting Seminar, into an institute serving community newspapers and digital news startups
To support a partnership of the University of Chicago and the Rebuild Foundation that will create a national platform for propagating a groundbreaking model that uses imagination and culture-driven community engagement to transform and revitalize disinvested communities in Knight communities and other cities.
To rebuild radio journalism in northwest Indonesia in the wake of the Indian Ocean tsunami
To expand the "Arts4School" program already in place in East Palo Alto's Costaño Elementary School and to replicate it in east San Jose's Lyndale Elementary School
To foster a deeper appreciation for cinema through a series of conversations on the art of filmmaking led by local and visiting film critics
For free physical science field trips to the Science Center including a pre-visit and post-visit school-based curriculum, transportation, live stage show and demonstration, planetarium show and large-scale traveling exhibit
To increase citizen involvement in the public schools by expanding a successful after-school program while experimenting with emerging technology to strengthen the volunteers' role with the organization and its long-term future