"How a $970,000 award represents hope and change for a Black L.A. dance company"
In early 2020, Lula Washington leads a rehearsal at her company space on Crenshaw Boulevard.
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Charmaine Jefferson has also spent the better part of the past year working with The International Association of Blacks in Dance and the Lula Washington Dance Theatre, culminating in a $970K grant under the Mellon Foundation. This was the largest grant in the Mellon/IABD COHI initiative, which included direct and constant work with the Nonprofit Finance Fund. While the dance groups are not museums, Jefferson explains that "there isn't one thing I gained from this recent success that isn't applicable to my other work with museums."

Read more in this L.A. Times January 15, 2021 article by Makeda Easter.
New York City Educator's Roundtable
Paul Orselli spoke about networking as part of the NYCMER (New York City Educator’s Roundtable) Career Symposium on January 10.