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North Park Community Association seeking funding for new music initiative

SAN DIEGO -- The North Park Community Association (NPCA) is spearheading a project called North Park Kids and Music with the hope of bridging the gap caused by cuts in music programs across the San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD). North Park Kids and Music carries a two-pronged goal: promoting music and actively engaging alternative education students in the process.

As proposed, NPCA would host a series of outdoor music workshops at North Park Community Park and will focus on students in seventh to 12th grade attending a second-chance program through one of the 27 Community Day Schools across San Diego, a program designed for students who have been involuntarily transferred from their school or expelled. SDUSD budget cuts have impacted the Community Day Schools as well as public schools.

The end goal is to hold a series of community concerts that put the spotlight on participating students, while adding an attraction to local parks.
Omar Passons, a NPCA board member, said the organization is actively seeking funding to bring the program to fruition and details on the implementation of North Park Kids and Music are not set in stone.

Read the full story in San Diego Uptown News, a SDGLN media partner, HERE.