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Update

  • Lebanon Elementary School rehearsal

    Recognition and Appreciation in Maine

    In recognition of our unique and growing work with Maine schools, reporter Bob Keyes of the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram came to our residency in Lebanon, Maine, to observe and experience. In two visits – one in Week Two of the program, and the final performance – Keyes captured much of what makes SPIRIT SERIES different from other artist-in-residency programs.

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  • Spirited… 2016 in Review

    Dear Friends and Supporters, As in years past, we at SPIRIT SERIES have a great deal to be grateful for in this holiday season. The program updates included in our end-of-year newsletter — www.spiritseries.org/update — chronicle some of the progress we have made these past twelve months in advancing our mission: to prepare, empower, and inspire our children for lives as

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  • Award: National Endowment For The Humanities Grant!

    We are proud to announce that in early December SPIRIT SERIES was awarded a prestigious $100,000 Access Challenge grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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  • First Findings: New Quantitative Assessment

    Two years in the making, the new SPIRIT SERIES Quantitative Assessment was launched this fall. We are excited to share our preliminary findings here. Teachers, representing the initial 28 classrooms and 880 students who have completed the program thus far this academic year, reported positive program impact in EVERY one of the SERIES’ nine goals. Student improvements ranged from 11.3%

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  • In The Cards: Spirit Series Poker Benefit

    A-list Hollywood producer, and longtime friend of our program, Bill Fay will host his ninth annual charity poker tournament to benefit SPIRIT SERIES this coming February 23rd. So, card-sharps and novices alike, save the date! “Read ‘em and weep” with some of the Industry’s leading directors, writers, actors, and bigwigs. Held at the Fay’s historic home in Beverly Hills, with

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  • Spirited… 2015 in Review

    In this season of gratitude, we at SPIRIT SERIES have a great deal to be thankful for. As demonstrated by the program updates included in this end-of-year newsletter, we are experiencing the most successful period in our organization’s 15-year history. Still… As we write, gunmen are at large in San Bernardino CA in what appears to be our country’s deadliest

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  • Welcome Aspire Public Schools

    This month marks the launch of a dynamic new partnership with a high performing national Charter School System — Aspire Public Schools. The SERIES is off to a fabulous start there, bringing the inspirational biography of Harriet Tubman — FREEDOM TRAIN — to the fourth and fifth grades at Aspire Titan Academy in Huntington Park, CA. This is the first of

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