Northern California School of the Arts

Reviewed by the Sacramento Region Community Foundation

$1,692 raised by 12 donors

68% complete

$2,500 Goal

Northern California School of the Arts (NorCal Arts) is a non-profit performing arts education organization offering a variety of transformative performing arts educational opportunities. NorCal Arts provides local youth with comprehensive performing arts programs integrated with SEL strategies teaching effective communication, critical thinking, and conflict-resolution skills. By developing these skills, students gain: 

  • Identity awareness

  • A desire to continually learn (growth mindset)

  • Self-awareness

  • A healthy mindset toward themselves and their community

These qualities are developed through the following NorCal Arts programs:

School Outreach: Classroom Residencies & Afterschool Program: Currently, NorCal Arts provides classroom residencies and after-school programs instruction to over 10,000 students in 330 classrooms to students in after-school programs across Title 1 Schools in the Sacramento City Unified School District (SCUSD), Elk Grove Unified School District, Folsom Cordova Unified School District, and Twin Rivers Unified School District. 

The Performing Arts Corps: For the serious young theater student, this is a professional stage and screen actor training that includes premier and regional performance opportunities that can lead to highly acclaimed theater arts college programs. 

Classes & Camps: Performing Arts Youth Camps and Classes that build confidence and enable opportunities for self-expression, creativity, and collaboration with peers.

The Leadership Institute: A student-driven program with students organizing community-based activities that are designed to promote theatre arts, nurture the community's diversity and promote inclusion. In the process, students learn leadership, communication, and professional business skills. 

College Admissions Counseling & Career Readiness: Led by a certified college admissions counselor who offers students an identity-based college counseling program that empowers students as they learn life skills while pursuing their post-high school aspirations.  


Northern California School of the Arts (NorCal Arts) provides holistic, individualized, and professional theater arts training programs, supporting young artists and students from diverse communities to create, express, and participate in theater arts educational opportunities. NorCal Arts programs are based on Social Emotional Learning (SEL) strategies that empower students as they learn life skills based on a positive mindset toward themselves and their community.


Here is how your donation will positively impact local students:

$2,125 - Your donation covers the cost for a student who wants to join the Performing Arts Corps.

$1,500 - Your donation helps us provide theater arts programming in title-one schools.

$1,000 - Your donation will offer one year of COLLEGE ADMISSIONS COUNSELING SERVICES for a student whose parents don't have the ability to pay for the luxury of counseling.

$650 - Your donation will enable 2 students to enroll in summer camp. Our summer camp immerses students in all the art modalities: music, drama, improv, stage combat, dance, poetry, visual arts, storytelling and much more.

$180 - Your donation will enable a student to participate in a semester-long theater arts CLASS.

$100 - Your donation will cover materials to build a costume.

Equity Statement

NorCal School of the Arts is committed to advocating for inclusion and equity to better create and engage diverse students and audiences for the purpose of educating and illuminating the beauty of our diverse humanity.

Organization Data


Organization name

Northern California School of the Arts

other names

Nu Art Education

Year Established


Tax id (EIN)


Mission Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Operating Budget

$1,000,001-$5 million

Organization Need

Funding: Program

Demographics Served

Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx, Low-income individuals/families, Black/African American

Local Counties Served

El Dorado, Sacramento

Equity Statement

Equity Statement


803 Vallejo Way
Sacramento, CA 95818

Service areas

Sacramento, CA, US

Rancho Cordova, CA, US

West Sacramento, CA, US

Foothill Farms, CA, US

Folsom, CA, US



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