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CBS-8 Interview at the Chrysalis

October 3, 2022

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.

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The Monarch School Nurtures Unhoused Children in San Diego

September 30, 2022

A world of change has come to students struggling with issues related to homelessness at this San Diego school, NBC 7’s Catherine Garcia reports.

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

September 15, 2022

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…

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

March 7, 2022

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…

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Metamorphosis Art Exhibition

February 28, 2022

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,…

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

February 8, 2022

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…

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The Chrysalis: Monarch School Center for the Arts

December 6, 2021

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…

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COVID-19 Prevention Plan

April 6, 2021

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

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CEO Announcement

July 22, 2020

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…

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Statement from our CEO

June 5, 2020

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…

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