Progressions is an El Sistema-based and culturally responsive music and youth development program that is all about changing lives by helping low-income, at-promise youth in our community identify, cultivate and celebrate their gifts through music education and performance.
An evidence-based program, Progressions uses music to connect with students, challenge them with a rigorous music education, help them build a pro-social community and stays with them through eighth grade. The program’s mission is to narrow the opportunity gap for at-promise students, expand equitable access to the arts for all, and advocating for music education as a necessary core subject for a well-rounded and inclusive 21st-century education.
In the first six months of the 2019-20 school year, we reached 1,000 students in six Title 1 school sites in the Franklin-McKinley School District with instrument training, ensembles, homework support and mentoring.
Since the Covid-19 pandemic closed schools and put the program on hiatus, we’ve continued to work with our students via home learning packets, videos and online events. We hope to renew instrument training and ensembles in 2020-21.
We currently seek an After School Coordinator to support the Progressions after school music program at our school sites in the Franklin-McKinley School District. Our mission? To advocate for equitable music education for all students, and to empower families and communities through music education and performance.
Progressions Program Overview
– Magdelena Moore, Jeanne R. Meadows Elementary Principal
Program contact:Hugo Garcia, Progressions Directorhugog@sanjosejazz.org408 713-6366
With your donations, we look to secure enough instruments to continue to provide a free instrument to all students that want to participate in Progressions
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