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ERIC Number: EJ913832
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0164-8527
Fundraising for Your Center: An Opportunity to Build Community
Tsakoyias-Mendes, Vicky
Exchange: The Early Childhood Leaders' Magazine Since 1978, n194 p34-36 Jul-Aug 2010
Last summer, the Chabot College Children's Center Evening Program came close to being shut down due to lack of funding. In order to break the typical mold of annual fundraising ideas (e.g., t-shirts, flower pots, and cookie sales) which give low returns, the Center hosted its first fundraising venture called "International Arts Performance Recital" at the Chabot College's Theater. This event was a "cultural journey" traveling virtually around the world in two hours through dance and music. In this article, the author describes how an unexpected downturn in financial resources piqued the Center community's passion and commitment to saving the evening program. Turning this situation into an opportunity for success depended in large part on the staff's innovativeness and effort.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California