supporting education and performing arts projects

Current Projects

Partnership with Lowe’s Grove Middle School

Posted on May 26, 2020

Partnership with Lowe’s Grove Middle School

The Anika James Foundation is partnering with Lowe’s Grove Middle School in Durham, North Carolina, to enhance the students’ success by providing needed tools and equipment to the teachers and students, especially those involved in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)...

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Anika James Scholarship for Students of Color

Posted on May 26, 2020

Anika James Scholarship for Students of Color

The main purpose of this scholarship is to promote educational opportunities for students of color who are pursuing a 4-year college degree.  Applicants must be seeking to give back to the community through their service and must demonstrate financial need.  Criteria:  Must be attending college (freshmen, including high school seniors accepted to college; sophomores; or juniors)Must be seeking to give back to the community (with current and future plans for community service)Must demonstrate financial needMust be a...

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The Anika James Library and Centers for Learning at Lide in Haiti

Posted on Jan 29, 2016

The Anika James Library and Centers for Learning at Lide in Haiti

The Anika James Foundation is supporting Lide in Haiti through a grant that will provide Centers for Learning offering subject specific tutoring, a text-book library, workshops in learning skills, and opportunities for older youth to support the learning of younger members of their community through the service of tutoring and mentoring. The Lidè Foundation promotes educational initiatives for adolescent girls and women who have been denied equal access to quality education. Founded by actor Rainn Wilson, writer Holiday Reinhorn, and learning...

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The Emerging Artists Grant At Durham Arts Council

Posted on Jan 28, 2016

The Emerging Artists Grant At Durham Arts Council

The Anika James Foundation is partnering with the Durham Arts Council to provide a grant to an emerging artist who focuses on the performing arts. The Emerging Artists Program (EAP) is a project grant program at the Durham Arts Council in Durham, North Carolina. The program provides financial support to developing or established professionals by funding a project pivotal to the advancement of their careers as artists. While the grants to individual artists have always been relatively modest, they provide what counts most: a crucial affirmation...

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Anika James Performing Arts Scholarship for NATS Competitors

Posted on Aug 10, 2012

Anika James Performing Arts Scholarship for NATS Competitors

This scholarship has been established to promote young female singers who participate in the annual National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) competition.  It is offered to female competitors in the Music Theater Competition. Anika participated in this competition in 2006 when she was only 14 years old.  She received high marks for a first-time participant and was selected to compete in the finals. Every year during the NATS competition those who place highest in their respective groups perform in a singing event in the late...

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Anika James Performing Arts Scholarships at Jordan High School

Posted on Aug 8, 2012

Anika James Performing Arts Scholarships at Jordan High School

As a tribute to Anika and her love for the performing arts, Anika’s family established two scholarships at her alma mater, Jordan High School in Durham NC.  One was for the senior class and one for the class of 2009, which was the year Anika would graduate.  In 2010, the Class 2009 Scholarship was replaced with a second scholarship for the senior class.   In 2012 the Anika James Foundation adopted these scholarships as part of its ongoing projects. Every year the seniors at Jordan High School submit applications for these scholarships to...

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Providing Financial Support to Gems International School, Battambang, Cambodia

Posted on Aug 8, 2012

Providing Financial Support to Gems International School, Battambang, Cambodia

Gems International School started in 2005 and has grown remarkably from 3 students to a growing number of more than 50 children—and still growing.  Students come from various Cambodian and international backgrounds, from around Battambang town, as well as nearby villages, forming a vibrant and diverse community. The school offers programs fro children aged 3-6 years and focuses on laying the foundation of a life-long learning process in a nurturing and loving environment. To widen the availability of excellent education, young people...

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