AileyCamp Boston
Tuesday, 15 June 2010 17:24
Revelations-1The Poduska Family Foundation supports AileyCamp Boston, a free 6 week summer camp program using dance as a vehicle for developing self-esteem, creative expression, and critical thinking skills.  AileyCamp Boston  is an innovative summer program designed to serve Boston inner-city middle school children between the ages of 11 and 14.  The curriculum includes classes in ballet, modern dance, jazz and tap. Participants also attend creative communications classes that include singing, writting and visual arts.  Personal deveolpment classes utilize journal writting and other exercises to deal with issues facing today's teens. Founded by Alvin Ailey and the Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey in 1989, AileyCamp targets students with academic, social and domestic challenges. The Poduska Family Foundation is pleased to partner with Celebrity Series of Boston on this important program.
 
MIT Current Poduska Family Foundation Scholarship Recients
Monday, 07 June 2010 19:53

The Poduska Family Foundation is pleased to announce the recipents of the 2010-2011 Poduska Family Foundation MIT Scholarship Fund.

Sam Sinaei was born in Tehran, Iran.  He is pursuing a degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and is currently working on a theoretical model for early evolution using algorithmic and game-theoretic methods.  Sam is looking forward to graduate school and hopes to contribute to the growing field of Computational Biology.  In addition to his studies at MIT, Sam travelled to Africa to teach 30 talented Kenyan college students how to program and how to create small technology-based start-ups.  By the end of the class, they had 10 different start-ups ready to launch! 

Good luck Sam,  we will continue to look for great things from you!

Naomi Hinchen  was born in Brooklyn NY and is pursuing a degree in Computer Science with a minor in Theater Arts; making video games is one of the few areas that allows her to combine both. When not programming she enjoys writing thirty-day novels, cooking, acting, playing the harmonica, and making elaborate period costumes. Naomi plans to pursue a Masters in Engineering with her thesis focused on narritive in video games.

Good luck Naomi, we will be following your progess on this exciting project!

 
Poduska Family Gift Revitalizes CITI Center outside, inside,online
Monday, 03 May 2010 00:00

Picture_1Thanks to new desktop computers, server, phone system, and software updates for the entire staff, operations behind the scenes are moving more smoothly and efficiently than ever. Upgrades like these have allowed Citi Performing Arts Center to extend its reach without leaving the office. Citi Center now connects with the community across social media platforms and spreads the message of its iconic theatres and outreach efforts to over 1,500 individuals through Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Since premiering paparazzi-inspired “Fan Cams” in July 2009, Citi Center has captured audience reactions to sold-out performances ranging from Lady Gaga to Steely Dan. Citi Center has recorded concertgoers, and has created several videos showcasing educational programs, SpectrumBoston events, restoration footage, and non-profit mission.  The Poduska Family Foundation supported the Citi Performing Arts Center with a $100,000 grant to fund these technology initiatives to strengthen its position as a portal for the performing arts, arts education, and theater management in Greater Boston. The Foundation is pleased to be a part of a continuing partnership with Citi Center.