The Bernard and Shirley Kinsey Foundation for Arts and Education

A 501(c)(3) Non profit Organization

Mission statement:

The Kinsey Collection assists educational/cultural institutions with educating underserved youth and increasing public awareness about African American history, and ancestry, thereby bridging cultural and societal gaps while addressing stereotypes and social ills. It has won three national awards for art history and education. Special programming includes: a 198-page book, an eighteen page Newspaper in Education (NIE), study guide, a lecture series “What You Didn’t Learn in High School History”, web site, videos, an innovative delivery system developed with Apple Computer to reach students on iPods, iPads and iPhones, and a forthcoming Enhanced book for iPad and other tablet platforms. This curriculum has been adopted by the Florida Department of Education and is reaching over three hundred thousand students.

The program is designed to address the large gaps in education in the areas of American History/Arts and highlight the significant accomplishments of African Americans in building this nation. Our work is done through exhibitions, lectures, books & training seminars with schools and public programs.  Empirical evidence surveys and testimonials support the effectiveness of the program.  Work to be performed: Organize principal and counselors Academy, mount exhibitions at schools/public venues, implement “iTunes University” software for public schools, and encourage the appreciation for art and history through writing and essay scholarship contests. We will assist external affairs and community partnerships in identifying areas to leverage their mission.  The program has been implemented in 9 cities.

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