Kenneth Rainin Foundation
Sept 2015
Flipping the Switch to Light Up Central Market

New installations combine art and technology to illuminate San Francisco’s Central Market, an exceptionally dynamic downtown neighborhood.
Join us on September 30, 6:30–8:00 p.m., at 1028 Market Street, San Francisco, when we gather to flip the switch to Light Up Central Market.

Funded by a $100,000 Rainin Foundation grant and led by San Francisco's Luggage Store Gallery, Light Up Central Market celebrates the vibrancy and innovative spirit that infuse this neighborhood. Select murals and a spectacular 10 x 24 foot interactive bench will be illuminated to invite a diverse group of people to engage with each other and their city.
This initiative is a brilliant example of how cross-sector collaborations and public art are helping support places where people want to live, work and play. 

We're planning a schedule of activities for the September 30 launch with the Luggage Store Gallery, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and the City of San Francisco. Event highlights include a participatory Crochet Jam, a dance performance by a trio of local artists, as well as prototypes from the Market Street Prototyping Festival. Visit our website for more details.

Photos above: Light Up Central Market Installations.

Program Blogs 

In the Spotlight: LEVYdance 
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The art we make is a vehicle to understand ourselves more intimately, come closer as a family of artists, and share our work with our community in the hope that it sparks reflection, dialogue, and introspection. 

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Powerful Data Arrives for First Day of School
  Education blog featured photo 2 Guest Blog: Jean Wing, OUSD

All principals and many central office leaders have been introduced to the new dashboards, and we are seeing as many as 1,389 dashboard views in a single day. As one principal commented, “This is revolutionary...

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Innovations Symposium: Measuring What Matters
 CCFA at Symp 2 We continually assess our work to ensure that our programs are responsive and reflective of our basic principles of innovation and collaboration. We believe that the best assessments are ongoing and embedded in our processes. The feedback we receive from our grantees, scientists and partners shapes our strategic direction and...

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Our arts grantees are putting on incredible performances.
See the full line up in our September Arts Pipeline.
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Grantee News Roundup

SPEAK: The Practice of Conjure Art in the Making of EarthBodyHOME
In Dance, Sept 2015
Bedtime Stories for Young Brains
NY Times, Aug 17, 2015

In Other News 
Scale, Ambition of Burning Man Spill Beyond the Playa
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Campaign to Boost Oakland Early Literacy Nearly Doubles
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Innovations Symposium Recap
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Kenneth Rainin Foundation is a private family foundation dedicated to enhancing quality of life by championing and sustaining the arts, promoting early childhood literacy and supporting research to cure chronic disease. Collaboration and innovation are at the heart of all our programs. Our vision is guided by the belief that change is possible through inquiry, creativity and compassion.
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