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317 Main Partnership Program Impact Report 2017-18

Increasing access to music education is an integral part of 317 Main’s mission to help build a robust, inclusive, creative community. Through our Partnership Program, we collaborate with schools and nonprofits in greater Portland, Maine, to provide programs at no cost to students and families, specifically targeting underserved populations. 2017-18 was the program’s 8th year, made possible though generous donations from foundations and individual donors, as well as cost sharing with our partners.

2017-18 Partners: Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maine: Riverton & Sagamore Village Clubhouses LearningWorks: Riverton Elementary School Portland Public Library

“Now that we launched this violin program, parents are inquiring about their children’s music education for the first time. That never really happened before.” —Dan Nogar, Dean of Students and Music Teacher, East End Community School

98% of 317 Main Partnership Sessions were Small Group Sessions

Portland Public Schools: Casco Bay High School, Deering High School, East End Community School, Portland High School Wayfinder Schools Yarmouth Public Schools: William H. Rowe Elementary

One of the elements that sets 317 Main apart is our focus on small group instruction,

Past Partners:

defined as a series of at least 5 hands-on interactive music-making sessions with

Baxter Academy for Technology and Science

groups of 5-15 students. For the last three years, we have increasingly emphasized this approach. In small groups, our Teaching Artists can build, over time, the trusting relationships and creative environment that enable students to:

Bay Square Senior Living The Cedars The Friends School

Practice healthy risk-taking Develop discipline and habits that lead to artistic development and acheivement

Long Creek Youth Development Center Maine Coast Waldorf School

Develop improvisation & communication skills

Maine Inside Out

Engage in social emotional learning

Muskie School of Public Service at USM

Create in collaboration with peers and professionals

New England Arab American Organization

Find artistic mentorship

# Students

# Students in Small Groups

Portland Ovations

School Year

Total Projects

Small Group Projects

2016-17

21

15

630

140

Seeds of Independence

2017-18

24

21

633

243

Spindleworks

2018-19 planned 30

29

1,045

445

The Telling Room

The REAL School

317 Main Partnership Impact Report FY2018  

Outlines Partnership Program activities in Fiscal Year 2018 for 317 Main Community Music Center.

317 Main Partnership Impact Report FY2018  

Outlines Partnership Program activities in Fiscal Year 2018 for 317 Main Community Music Center.

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