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Building Community at Pickle Elementary


On December 5, 2010 Theatre Action Project teamed up with United Way and the Young President’s Organization, an assocation for local business leaders, to do a community service project at Pickle Elementary in the St. John’s neighborhood.

The group did the following:
*Created and decorated 75 meal boxes for neighborhood residents in need
*Created Dozens of Cards, ornaments and placards to share with children
*Created 2 large murals to beautify the school courtyard
*Built benches and picnic tables for garden areas around the school, allowing a peaceful space for kids to congregate
*Cleared school gardens used by science teachers as part of their curriculum in preparation for winter planting
*Installed a solar panel in the garden area to power a water fountain.
*Installed a Born Learning Trail designed to create teachable moments for parents and caregivers at the onsite playground.
*Built a compost area that will also be used by the teachers as part of their curriculum.
*Spread mulch in garden areas

“It was an incredible partnership between a variety of organizations and people from the community that will make a real impact on a school. The projects completed will leverage a host of community and curricular opportunities for the school and the community for years to come.” Karen LaShelle, Executive Director for Theatre Action Project.

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We are based in Austin, Texas and reach more than 16,000 young people every year through our unique blend of theatre and education programs.Our programs expose young people to critical social problems and offer opportunities for them to creatively think about how they can be a part of solutions to these problems. Creative Action is a unique blend of art and education – for us, the two are intertwined. We believe that using the arts as a teaching method provides a fun, engaging and inspiring way to learn – it incorporates the whole mind and body.

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