- Thursday, December 10th, 2009
The DPR Foundation, the charitable arm of national firm DPR Construction, recently announced a $20,000 gift to Kidspace Children’s Museum to support the Kidspace School Outreach initiative.
Jim Washburn, DPR Construction’s Southern California Regional Manager and Melissa Bargman, Office Coordinator, visited Kidspace on December 8 to award the grant.
“One of DPR’s long-term goals is to be integral and indispensible to the communities in which we work and live,” said Washburn. “Children are our future, and we look forward to working with Kidspace Children’s Museum and its outreach initiative to enhance learning for kids and their families throughout Southern California.”
The Kidspace School Outreach initiative (KSO) has served approximately 1,200 students from 10 local Title 1 elementary schools, combining field trips to the Museum with classroom activities and instruction to enhance the science and art components of the standard California content curriculum. The DPR Foundation grant will provide for one year of KSO programming involving more than 20 classes of first through fourth grade students.
In addition to the DPR Foundation grant, the local Pasadena office of DPR Construction awarded Kidspace Children’s Museum an additional $10,000 to sponsor the Museum’s April 2010 Free Family Night event, which will include enhanced art and science programming for the public.
“Kidspace is extremely fortunate to have the support of local businesses like DPR Construction,” said Janet MacLean, Chief of Staff at Kidspace Children’s Museum. “Both generous gifts will allows us to continue providing quality fun and educational programs to the children and families of Southern California.”
Kidspace Children’s Museum is open Tuesday through Friday from 9:30am – 5pm and Saturday through Sunday 10am – 5pm. Tickets are $10 for children and adults (infants under 1 and Members are free). Kidspace is located at 480 N. Arroyo Blvd., in Brookside Park, Pasadena, Calif., just opposite the Rose Bowl. Free parking is available in Rose Bowl Parking Lot I.
Kidspace Children’s Museum is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that exists to enrich the lives of children. Kidspace is an interactive learning environment that is fun for children, families, educators, and caregivers. For more information and our calendar of events, please visit our website: www.kidspacemuseum.org.