Minnesota's Legacy

Project Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,989
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Saint Cloud
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
February 2015
End Date
April 2015
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Stearns
Stearns
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education ACHF Cultural Heritage

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,989
Other Funds Leveraged
$1,856
Direct expenses
$4,845
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

1. Increase the value of books in student’s lives, 2. Develop English vocabulary for Dual Language Learners students, 3. Reach and affirm varied learning styles, 4. Move students closer to grade level in their reading/writing styles, 5. Access and develop art as a catalyst for effective expression, 6. Provide model of program for District 742 teachers, 7. One additional site serving students opts to hold another Picturing Writing session. 1. Pre-post conversation about the role of books in students’ lives. 2. Photos of word walls built in class and student writings. 3. Teaching-artists journals how curriculum was modified to meet learning styles. 4. Teacher questionnaire regarding changes in student performance. 5. Photos of student books, parent/student comments during closing reception, video students talking about their work.6. Invitation to District 742 teachers.7. Name site where Picturing Writing will be replicated.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Outcomes achieved as demonstrated by our evaluation: 1. Develop (increase) English vocabulary for Dual Language Learners students. 2. Reach and affirm varied learning styles. 3. Move students closer to grade level in their reading/writing styles. 4. Access and develop art as a catalyst for effective expression. 5. Provide model of program for District 742 teachers û starting. 6. One additional site serving students opts to hold another Picturing Writing session.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Anthony Akubue, Peter Bellavance, Steven Bresnahan, S Bernice Ebner, Barb Grachek, Norm Hansen, Marjorie Hawkins, Andy Knoblauch, Jane Marrin, Sarah Jane Nicoll, Tom Olson, Andrew Steil, Pat Welty, Michelle Williams, S Mariterese Woida
Project Overview
Project Grant
Project Details
Exploring Picturing Writing
Project Manager
First Name
Bobbie
Last Name
Mattison
Organization Name
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Saint Cloud
Street Address
911 18th St N PO Box 2390
City
St Cloud
State
MN
Zip Code
56303
Phone
(320) 650-1550
Email
bobbie.mattison@ccstcloud.org
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Janice Courtney: Stearns County Arts Advisor/Assistant Director of the Saint Cloud State University Program Board; Leslie Hanlon: Director of Fundraising and Marketing for the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University Fine Arts Series; Doug Lien: Watercolorist, member of the Central Minnesota Watercolorists, member of Artists of Minnesota, Community Education Art Class instructor; Charlene Sul: Human Service Administrator, Senior Partner at Sul and Associates LLC, Instructor at Saint Cloud State University, Art Director at Hands Across the World, Facilitator of the Quilt Circle at the American Indian Health Center; George Minerich: photographer, environmental professional.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Janice Courtney: Stearns County Arts Adviser/Assistant Director of the Saint Cloud State University Program Board; Leslie Hanlon: Director of Fundraising and Marketing for the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University Fine Arts Series; Doug Lien: Watercolorist, Member of Central Minnesota Watercolorists, Member of Artists of Minnesota, Community Education Art Class instructor; George Minerich: Photographer; Al Hams: Founder of Al's Music, author; Linda Brobeck: Visual artist, owner of Crow River North, LLC; Ken Barry: Blues musician, Victorian and digital photographer; Charlene Sul: Saint Cloud State University Instructor, Art Director for Hands Across the World, Facilitator of Quilt Circle at the American Indian Health Center in San Jose.