The Village received a $1,000.00 grant from Macy’s to help support Community Partners in Education, a component of the museum’s ACCESS program.
ACCESS (A.C.’s Community Enrichment and Student Support) is our community outreach program designed to give underserved children and their families access to a safe, quality learning environment that “inspires children of all ages to learn and grow through play.” A multifaceted program, ACCESS builds partnerships with Title I schools and nonprofit organizations.
Through Community Partners in Education, the Village offers educational classes on or off-site for half price. Contributions and support from businesses such as Macy’s enable ACCESS to continue providing these valuable educational opportunities to the Title I schools and nonprofit partner organizations within the community.
To learn more, contact Kassie DeMarsh, the museum’s community outreach program coordinator, at 503-371-3631.
ACCESS Program Basics:
Community Cooperation Membership offered to nonprofits and Title I Schools, the CCM consists of: a one year shared membership pass, a free night at the museum for all families/clients of the organization or school and a 30% discount on educational programming.Community Partners in EducationThrough our CPE component, partner organizations choose up to 12 classes at half-price to be conducted at the museum or at their site.
Shelter Outreach Program delivers a series of six classes to families living at two transitional homeless shelters. Each class will be content-appropriate for children ages 2-12, but will also be specifically designed to engage parents and older siblings in the learning process.
Transportation Station provides a low-cost transportation option to ACCESS partners for use during group visits to the museum. To learn more about the ACCESS program, please visit the museum’s website, http://www.acgilbert.org.