On Friday, April 13, our development department made a changing impact for Catalyst-Circle Rock Charter School on Chicago’s west side. Circle Rock has participated in Ravinia’s Music Discovery Program since 2008, which offers enhancement to students’ musical skills by providing resident teaching artists, interactive music learning activities and professional development for teachers, as part of the festival’s ongoing REACH*TEACH*PLAY education programs. As a team, these staff members painted a inspirational mural in the school’s multi-purpose room.
“Since the inception of Catalyst-Circle Rock Charter School in 2007, Ravinia has made a profound impact on the lives of our scholars through the REACH*TEACH*PLAY program,” said Michael Kasang, Principal of Circle Rock. “This mural was a Tree of Catalyst created by our instructional aide, Krystina Amanze, which encapsulates the value and mission of Catalyst-Circle Rock. We are incredibly grateful for the efforts of the Ravinia volunteers, and their work will be enjoyed by our school community for years to come,” Kasang said.
Way to go team!