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  • June 2006 Foluké Cultural Arts Center hosted its second annual Scholarship Benefit Performance/Silent Auction/Dinner Dance. The Master of Ceremonies was Wayne Dawson, News Anchor of WJWFOX8. The Cleveland Clinic and WZAK-93FM were the Benefit Sponsors for this year. 4 Post-secondary Scholarships were awarded at this benefit to Lauren Cansler, Shantelle Jackson, Darnell Weaver, and Sierra Woods.
  • September 2006 Artistic Staff was hired to implement Drama, Visual Arts and Dance.
  • October 2006 Foluké Cultural Arts Center hosted a Free Arts Workshop that was held at the Cleveland Masonic and Performance Arts Center, for Dance, Drama and Visual Arts. The workshops were facilitated by Araaman Alvin Fudge (ART), Lisa Thomas (DANCE), and Stephen Hood (DRAMA).
  • December 2006 Foluké Cultural Arts Center held a Drum-Making workshop at the Cleveland Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The workshop was facilitated by Baba Jubal Harris.
  • January, 2007 a 3 week drumming workshop was added to the Drama, Dance and Visual Arts. Dance and theater classes were held from January thru May in the Dancing Wheels Studios and the Lower Level Conference areas of the Cleveland Masonic and Performance Arts Center. Full Scholarships were offered to George Washington Carver Students.
  • February 2007 Theater Students along with the Theater Instructor, Stephen Hood, performed at Cleveland City Hall in honor of Black History Month. George Washington Carver (aka Stephen Hood), also delivered a monologue at this event. The concept for the ArtsLinc program was created to form Arts Education partnerships with local schools and/or community centers.
  • March 2007 The Senior Citizen and Youth components of the ArtsLinc pilot were implemented. The Senior Citizens component, an arts and crafts workshop; beadmaking, was implemented at the Murtis Taylor Multi-Service Center for 6 weeks. The Youth component, theater training, was implemented during the day, for 45 days at George Washington Carver Elementary School for approximately 100 First and Second Graders.
  • July 2007 Fund Raiser - First Annual Cotton Ball
  • September 2007 ArtsLincTheater Classes were implmented at George Washington Carver Elementary School during the day, for five Second and Third Grade Classes. Each class had two sessions per week. Foluké staffers were on-site three times a week. Classes met September thru December
  • November 2007 Received letter of endorsement/support for the ArtsLinc program from Dr. Eugene Sanders, Superintendent of the Cleveland Metropolitan School System.
  • December 2007 Over 80 Second and Third graders from George Washington Carver Elementary School presented the Seven Principles of Kwanzaa dialogue, or "Call and Response" in two Holiday programs held at the school. These students also sang a song, complete with dance movements, written specifically for them by the Foluké staff.
  • January - March 2008 "The Life and Times of George Washington Carver" (a monologue about the life of the African American Plant Scientist George Washington Carver) was presented at public and private schools in Cuyahoga and Lake Counties. September 2008 became a member of the Cooridinating Council for Youth Development, Central Family to Family Collaborative, and the MYCOM Strategic Planning Committee.
  • June - July 2009 Summer Arts Camp at Friendly Inn Settlement House providing classes in African Dance, Musical Theater, Visual Arts and Story Telling
  • January - December, 2010 Provided MYCOM After school arts programming at Friendly Inn Settlement House, and Arbor Park Village in conjunction with Sister of Charity Healthy System, Building Healthy Communities Outreach ministry. Provided classes in Visual Arts, Musical Theater, and Ballet.
  • January 2011 - June 2011 Implemented Media Arts training for Teens in the Central and Collinwood area in partnership with JR Productions Studio.
  • May 2011 - Received Honorable Mention recognition in Oberlin Research Group's 3rd Annual Award for Excellence in Management Innovation.
  • June - July 2011 - Conducted a four week Summer Arts Camp at Lane Metropolitan CME Church.  Provided free breakfast and lunch, and classes in Dance, Theater, and Visual arts.  The Summer Arts Camp was in implemented in partnership with Lane Metropolitan CME Church, Sisters of Charity Health System, and Lighthouse, Inc.