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2019-2020 St. Louis TAI Applications Now Open

2019-2020 St. Louis TAI Applications Now Open

Applications are now open for the 2019-2020 St. Louis Teaching Artist Institute! The St. Louis Teaching Artist Institute (TAI) is a project of the Regional Arts Commission made possible by a major grant from Wells Fargo Advisors. Springboard to Learning and NCCJ St....

WiseWrite Festival Previewed on Fox 2

WiseWrite Festival Previewed on Fox 2

The 24th annual WiseWrite Festival is set for April 2 at the Repertory Theatre. Springboard to Learning Executive Director Cathy Hartmann previewed the event on Fox 2 with anchor Dan Gray. See the full clip here.

Luminaries for Learning: A Q&A with Board President Laura Rossmann

Luminaries for Learning: A Q&A with Board President Laura Rossmann

In her first year as Board President, Laura Rossmann has helped to chart Springboard to Learning's future as a leader in providing arts education in St. Louis-area schools. Her efforts toward the creation and further development of the "Luminaries for Learning"...

Springboard’s Sandbothe inducted into Missouri Sports Hall of Fame

The family of Springboard to Learning Senior Program Director Steve Sandbothe was inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame on Sunday, January 27. Sandbothe and all six siblings received athletic scholarships after graduating from Linn High School.The Sandbothes...

HEC-TV Features Springboard Programming in Hazelwood

"Young Voices," a writing and storytelling residency by Springboard to Learning teaching artist Sherry Norfolk, was the focus of a recent feature by HEC-TV. The program, deployed to three third-grade classrooms at Brown Elementary in Hazelwood, gave an in-depth look...

Saigh Foundation Donates $5,000 to Fund Ideabuilder

Saigh Foundation Donates $5,000 to Fund Ideabuilder

Springboard to Learning would like to thank the Saigh Foundation for its generous donation of $5,000 to support the Ideabuilder program in Spring 2019. Ideabuilder is a STEM-based Signature Program, and has reached 96 classrooms over the past three years, more than...

Springboard to Learning welcomes four new directors

Entering the 2018-19 academic year, Springboard to Learning has welcomed four new board directors. Catherine Merkel, Susan Sauer, Stephanie Valleroy and Lorie Westhoff are the newest members, providing Springboard to Learning with an influx of directors with a...

Springboard to Learning, RAC Debut St. Louis CANVASS Project

Springboard to Learning, RAC Debut St. Louis CANVASS Project

By Steve Sandbothe, Senior Program Director Springboard to Learning is so excited to announce our participation in the creation, design and implementation of The St Louis Canvass Project and St. Louis Teaching Artist Institute (TAI). This is a new, year-long, arts...

Springboard to Learning, Nipher Middle School celebrate Meacham Park

During the 2017-18 school year, Springboard to Learning collaborated with students from Nipher Middle School and Webster Arts to tell the stories of the Meacham Park Neighborhood and its residents. The 18-month project was documented  with a PBS documentary on the...

Young Audiences Legacy Lives on in St. Louis After 60 Years

Springboard to Learning Continues to Build on Rich History of Inspiring Underserved Students through Arts-centered Educational Experiences June 22, 2018 – ST LOUIS - This year marks an important milestone in St. Louis arts community: the 60th anniversary of the...

The Music Maker Celebration

The Music Maker Celebration

The Music Maker Celebration is the accumulation of the work of fabulous young song writers, performed or studio-record by professional musicians. Springboard to Learning and the Sheldon Concert Hall honored the elementary and middle school students with an on-stage...

Edward Jones – Fall Lip Sync Gala

Edward Jones – Fall Lip Sync Gala

                                  "When we say at Edward Jones that we are an active part of the communities we serve, we really mean it. We donate, walk, ride, run and sponsor fellow...

Purina Makes a Splash with Donation to Springboard to Learning

Purina Makes a Splash with Donation to Springboard to Learning

Springboard to Learning board member, Juli Plassmeyer, recently raised $4,000 in 30 minutes for our organization with a brave trip into a dunk tank during Purina’s annual employee volunteer day. Plassmeyer, a vice president at Purina, was dunked 31 times in 30...

Cardinals Host Art of Baseball Culminating Event

Cardinals Host Art of Baseball Culminating Event

Springboard to Learning’s signature program, the Art of Baseball, will wrap up on Thursday, May 31. The culminating event will be at 5 p.m. in Cunningham’s Corner at Busch Stadium before the 6:15 game between the Cardinals and the Pittsburgh Pirates. During this...