Our organization aims to support and enhance the visual and performing arts education students receive at one of Dallas' first magnet school arts programs. Jesús Moroles Expressive Arts Vanguard (formerly Sidney Lanier) has been the education cradle of many of our city's successful citizens, including Jesús Moroles himself! An arts education is a great foundation for any career as evidenced by the array of schools and careers in which our students have gone on to excel. Currently, Jesús Moroles serves over 700 students in grades PK-8, and Friends of Jesús Moroles aims to impact all of them.
Our organization seeks to provide Jesús Moroles students and teachers with the resources to excel academically and in the arts. Our 2022-2023 priorities include:
1- Supporting this year's visual and performing arts programs with costumes, dance studio mirrors, digital camera for visual arts students, headsets for piano room, portable music stands, band supplies, set design supplies, sheet music, guest artist clinics, and private lessons.
2- Supporting student experiences - transportation to student performances, tickets to local Dallas arts performances, transportation funds for middle schoolers to visit local colleges
3- Core curriculum supplies requested by PK-8 teachers.