The Rye Fund for Education (RFE), a non-profit supporting the Rye City School District, was relaunched in the fall of 2022. Through a grant making process, the RFE supports projects beyond the scope of Rye schools’ annual budget.
MyRye.com will occasionally profile the grants made by RFE. Today we look at a $5K grant for mural art at Rye High School.
The RFE’s first annual spring benefit will be on Thursday, May 4th at the Shenorock Shore Club.
What: The Joe Pimentel Mural at Rye High School
Grant Size: $5,000
Rye City School District Impact: Rye High School
Students Impacted: All high school students
Tell me more:
Artist Joe Pimentel worked with the Rye High School Garnets class to create a mural at the High School. The mural represents the Rye Commitment and what it means to students. Pimentel has worked with several schools to create beautiful, collaborative, and inspirational murals.
Deployed: February 2023
What The Teacher Says:
“The mural was a true collaboration of the students in the Garnets class with the muralist, Joe Pimentel. With the support of the Rye Fund for Education and the Rye City School District, we were able to develop a curriculum that supported the inclusivity of our students with special needs. It was amazing to see the students in the high school working together and the end result was a beautiful mural that will last a lifetime at the high school.” – Erin Vredenburgh, Director of Pupil Personnel Services and Special Education
- Encourages inclusive practices
- Supports the curriculum of the Garnets class
- Teaches students how to work on a project from design and concept through to implementation and completion
- Creates and strengthens a sense of community