CBS-8 Interview at the Chrysalis

CBS 8 is showing the power of art and how it’s keeping the culture alive for students at the Monarch School in Barrio Logan.

Monarch Art Show

San Diego’s Monarch School Project Students Sell 70 Art Pieces at Art San Diego

Times of San Diego September 14, 2022 Students at San Diego’s Monarch School Project sold more than 70 art pieces after partnering with Humble Design, a nonprofit interior design company in Logan Heights, at Art San Diego last week. By partnering with the nonprofit, students learned “many impactful lessons” related to interior design, art making,…

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National Pizza Day- Heather Lake and Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza

Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza and Heather Lake of Fox 5 News collaborated in support of Monarch School Project. Heather Lake participated in a National Pizza Day contest making a signature pizza in partnership with Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza and won! Thanks to their generous support, we received $5,000 supporting our Garden and Nutrition Program. Our Garden and…

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Metamorphosis Art Exhibition

THE CHRYSALIS GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION May 11-13, 2022 The Monarch Metamorphosis Art Exhibition will celebrate local artists and their stories of change, growth and resilience. Throughout a three-day salon series, Monarch’s Chrysalis Center for the Arts will showcase paintings, photography, fiber arts, and sculptures that represent self-growth and determination of our students. Alongside these students’…

Zeus McClurkin vists students at Monarch

Monarch School Welcomes Zeus McClurkin of The Original Harlem Globetrotters in Anti-Bullying Talk to Third, Fourth and Fifth Graders

Monarch School in Barrio Logan welcomes Julian “Zeus” McClurkin of The Original Harlem Globetrotters for an inspiring and interactive presentation with 60 third, fourth, and fifth graders. McClurkin, who is 6’8”, will take to the court to showcase the signature moves of The Harlem Globetrotters and encourage students on how to respond when bullying happens….

Ribbon cutting ceremony at Monarch School's Chrysalis grand opening

The Chrysalis: Monarch School Center for the Arts

We have officially secured a major contribution of $1.5 million from an anonymous donor for new arts center and our Creative Youth Development programming. We’ll use this investment for completing renovations at the Chrysalis: Monarch School Center for the Arts, for operating costs of the Center, to retain arts instructors, and to collaborate with community…

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COVID-19 Prevention Plan

Click below to read our Monarch School COVID-19 Prevention Plan. View our Prevention Plan (PDF)

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CEO Announcement

On behalf of our Board of Directors, we are writing to announce AfiraDeVries as the new Chief Executive Officer of Monarch School Project effective August 17, 2020. DeVries most recently served as the United States Director of Spring Impact, a global nonprofit focused on scaling social impact solutions. Previous to that, she served as President…

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Statement from our CEO

Like so many of you, our Monarch family has been feeling deep despair and outrage in the face of inequality, racial injustice and hate in our country. We believe that each student and family we meet deserves respect and a future of infinite possibilities. But for so many, the unfolding tragedies across the nation and…

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