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Sandra Núñez, right, is a LIFT (Learning Independence for Transition) South Teacher from Alhambra Unified School District who was awarded the Academy of Special Dreams Micro Business Grant 2019. Academy of Special Dreams President and CEO Michael Dergar is on the left.
The Academy of Special Dreams Foundation announced its global project of serving a less fortunate community in Mexico and the launch of a micro business for artists with disabilities in Alhambra.
"Thanks to the generosity of Helen Woo, of the Woo Educational Foundation, and many other supporters of the Academy of Special Dreams Foundation, we were able to provide our first micro business sponsorship to a local transition group in the City of Alhambra,” said Michael Dergar, president and CEO of the Academy of Special Dreams.
"We again supported the annual Christmas Posada in the small fishing town of Escuinapa, Sinaloa, where a warm dinner, dessert, goody bags, and games were provided to more than 250 underprivileged children and elderly. I must give special thanks to our yearly supporters and friends, in particular our volunteers in Mexico, for their yearly dedication, generosity, and passion," said Mr. Dergar.
About the Academy of Special Dreams Foundation
The Academy of Special Dreams Foundation believes that all persons, regardless of their disabilities, should have equal opportunities to express their talents and to be successful in the arts. As a tax-exempt IRC 501(c) (3) nonprofit corporation, the primary mission of the Academy of Special Dreams Foundation is to bring awareness to artists with disabilities by showcasing their artistic talents on its website, www.specialacademy.org. With more than 200 artists in residence, the foundation continues to increase its online collection of visual art, paintings, short film, photography, creative writing, and other works of art by artists with disabilities.