supporting education and performing arts projects

Current Projects

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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Help a high-school valedictorian from Honduras get to college in America!

Posted on Jul 13, 2012

Help a high-school valedictorian from Honduras get to college in America!

Meet Carlos Pascall, a high-school valedictorian from Honduras who will be transferring to North Carolina State University this fall (read Carlos’ Acceptance Letter from NCSU).  Carlos is a straight-A student who has proven himself academically and athletically, time and again, to his high school teachers, who are assisting him with this fundraising campaign. Read comments from Carlos’ teachers.  Read how Carlos helped save his former teacher’s life. Honduras is known to be the poorest, most underdeveloped country in the...

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