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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

Cinequest: Picture the Possibilities

For year one of Cinequest's three-year project "Picture the Possibilities" ("PTP") to empower youth with the tools, mentors and experience needed to turn their stories into films while challenging them to drive change in their communities

Community PlanIT

To implement Community PlanIT, an online tool that enables engagement in local community planning efforts, in four Knight communities: Detroit, Akron, San Jose and Philadelphia


To advance a new and successful way of teaching digital literacy and community engagement to students and young adults in San Jose and Silicon Valley by using the Globaloria game design system

Mobile Vote App

For a mobile voter app, to connect Latinos to voter registration information Democracy 2.0

To allow to expand Democracy 2.0 - its community-based, millennial-led engagement project - into five Knight communities: Detroit, San Jose, Miami, Charlotte and Philadelphia

National Citizenship Collaboration

To support the creation of the National Citizenship Collaboration to test new program models, technology, collaboration and resources to enable more immigrants to become naturalized citizens in Detroit, Miami, San Jose, Long Beach and Charlotte

New Pathways for the Arts

To grow the culture of innovation in the San Jose arts community through the support of the New Pathways for the Arts Initiative, a tested national model for innovation training

Puccini's La Boheme

To present one private performance of Puccini's La Boheme as an audience development project for targeted members of the San Jose community who have never or not recently attended an opera


To create a sustainable transformation of San Jose's urban core into a vibrant cultural and social hub for the region

Spanish-language Professional Development

To support the presentation of two Spanish-language Professional Development Program workshops for artists in 2011 and 2012 - one in Miami, FL and one in San Jose, CA, two communities with large Spanish-speaking populations

Springboard for the Arts

To bring Springboard for the Arts' Community Supported Art program to Knight Foundation's eight communities over the next two years, inspiring local art movements

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