June updates for Streetside friends
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Winton Students Dazzle with iPad Projects 

More than 100 students showcase storytelling projects in Hayward. 

June 7th saw the conclusion of Streetside's semester-long residence at Winton Middle School in Hayward. Streetside Media Arts Integration Specialist, Daven Gee, worked with 116 students and 4 English Language Arts teachers to integrate media arts and storytelling into their classrooms. Students used iPads to create e-books and videos to explore how classroom lessons connected with their own lives. In Mr. Bennett's and Ms. Morena's 7th and 8th grade classrooms, students created videos which incorporated plot structure lessons into a media arts story that resonated with a conflict or experience from their own lives. Students in Ms. Abate's and Ms. Murch's 7th and 8th grade classes created e-books that explored themes in relation to their reading assignments: A Long Walk to Water and The Outsiders. At the culminating community showcase, students from all four classes came together to present their projects to their peers, family, and members of their Hayward Community. For one evening, Winton Middle School's auditorium and outdoor quad were filled with students sharing their books and videos during a boisterous celebration to honor their hard work and success.

Year End Push 

Streetside's Board will match all gifts through June 30th, up to our $10,000 goal!  

With a few weeks remaining until our program year ends, we remain short of our $10,000 fundraising goal for summer workshops. Please give by the end of June, and our board will match your gift dollar-for-dollar. Thank you Streetside Board!

(If you missed it, read more about our fundraising push, and a profile on Jaynee, a Streetside Student who will show you the world from her perspective.)  

THANK YOU to everyone who has already given to the campaign. Generous support from the Streetside family makes our work possible. 

From the Classroom

Self Portrait and Bio by Oscar, a fifth grader at Junipero Serra Elementary


Paintings by Natalie, a 5th grader at Junipero Serra Elementary

Flory, a 3rd grader at Cesar Chavez Elementary, works on the journal (left) that informed her comic book, When My Sister Was Born (right)

National & State Recognition

New grants to fuel Streetside programs

We were honored to receive an award notice in May to confirm new funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Streetside Stories was selected for the nationally competitive Art Works program to provide critical media arts opportunities for Bay Area students using our successful storytelling arts model.  

Thank you to the California Arts Council for renewing our Local Impact grant funding for our 2016-17 program year. 

The Local Impact program supports small arts organizations like Streetside Stories who foster equity, access and opportunity in California's underserved communities.


Self Portrait by Emely, 7th grade



Self Portrait by Alejandra, 7th grade

Climate Change Summit @ Everett Middle School

On Friday, May 20th, Everett Middle School held their first Annual Climate Change Summit where students in ELD (English Language Development) classrooms presented and screened their videos on the effects of climate change. The screening was followed by break out groups and an intergenerational community discussion where individuals made pledges to combat climate change.

The student work was developed through a year-long partnership between Everett Middle School's ELD teachers, Streetside Stories and the Mission Promise Neighborhood. The program focused on media arts integration in ELD specific classes through intensive teacher professional development and co-facilitation during the 2015-16 school year.  Special thank you to ELD teachers Jan Bautista and Ariana Diaz, Tracy Brown and Roberto Aparicio for your support and commitment to Everett students and this project! 

Photo Credits: Natalie Mann, Tara Malik
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