Since its inception in 2006, CODA’s mission has been to seek out and give artistic access to young, underexposed talents in our community who might not otherwise have the opportunity to develop their creative abilities.
One of the primary ways in which Community School of the Arts (CSA) serves the local community is through our Community Outreach for Developing Artists (CODA) program. CODA currently provides no cost music and visual arts instruction to over 1600 students in DuPage County in 14 locations. All the public school districts and feeder schools that we serve reflect student populations of over 60% low income and over 60% Hispanic, Black, Asian and Multi-racial ethnicity, per Illinois Report Cards.
Currently, five programs are offered by CODA:
- Early Childhood Music classes
- Suzuki Violin
- Suzuki Recorder
- Early Childhood Visual Arts classes
- Brush with Art for Seniors
Questions can be directed to Carol McNeil, CODA Program Administrator, at (630) 752-5923 or firstname.lastname@example.org.