Art provides the window to the soul of our culture. Art communicates ideas, creates a sense of wonder, and explores the nature of perception. SLF encourages and provides broader access to the arts for all ages, especially those often overlooked. We believe creativity is as essential to the scientific process as it is to education and artistic processes
Mission: To instill a sense of joy and discipline that accompanies dance movement for young children enrolled in Head Start
DIRECT PROGRAM | LAUNCHED IN 2009
Dance Start seeks to enrich the education and development of children enrolled in Head Start by teaching dance movement, democratizing dance and leading to more diverse representation in dancers and instruction. This program teaches choreography, rhythm, and music appreciation to Head Start centers around San Diego County.
This fall of 2022 saw a partnership with San Diego State University’s Dance Department to bring college students in as instructors to our dance classes.
NATIONAL STEAM PHOTOGRAPH EXHIBITION
support the STEAM Exhibition:
Mission: To motivate future professionals of diverse backgrounds through a National STEAM Photographic Exhibition
FISCAL SPONSOREE | PARTNERED IN 2021
Organizers of the National STEAM Photographic Exhibition are gathering photographs and interviews of 50 scientists, technologists, engineers, artists and mathematicians.
Goals for 2023 include processing the images and videos of the interview, outlining a coffee table book and identifying locations across the country to display the materials.
OPEN DOOR FOR ART
support the Open Door
Mission: To connect youth and families to enriching experiences in the arts
DIRECT PROGRAM | LAUNCHED IN 2010
The Samuel Lawrence Foundation connects youth and their families with enriching experiences in the arts across music and dance. Annually, SLF partners with various performing arts groups to provide families and youth tickets to music and dance performances.
We believe this opportunity for students and their families to attend a classical symphony concert or ballet performance free of cost cultivates our collective community appreciation of the impact the arts have in society.