Roberto Clemente Learning Academy
Roberto Clemente Learning Academy (Detroit, MI) – for $19,061 to purchase new curtain panels, wireless microphones, sound equipment, and projection equipment. The resources funded will be reused for future production, aiding in the sustainability of the school’s theatre program. As a result of funding, all 680 students in the school will participate in the upcoming musical theatre production – either on the stage or off. Roberto Clemente Learning Academy is an inner city, public school in Detroit, Michigan that serves preschoolers through fifth graders. Roberto Clemente Learning Academy has a very strong Hispanic community with many English language learners who come from homes with parents that speak only Spanish. Students are living in poverty but are overcoming language barriers, cultural adjustments, and educational deficits as they continue their education through the school. The district mission is to educate and empower every student, in every community, every day, to build a stronger Detroit.