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Living Voices Presentation To 4th & 5th Graders at West Mercer Funded By MISF Grant

Living Voices Presentation To 4th & 5th Graders at West Mercer Funded By MISF Grant
MISD Communications

Mercer Island, WA, March 26, 2024 – A Mercer Island Schools Foundation grant brought a Living Voice presentation titled La Causa to West Mercer Elementary fourth and fifth graders this afternoon.  

Living Voices is a performance group that brings history to life. They come to schools and give live performances while sharing film from the time period they are representing, along with authentic documents and voice recordings. La Causa is about migrant farm workers in the 1960s fighting for civil rights and decent work conditions.

“Living Voices does an exceptional job bringing history to life for elementary students,” said West Mercer fifth grade teacher Kirsten Bourke. “This is an opportunity for fourth and fifth graders to learn about Latinx farm workers’ experiences in the 1960s. It is more engaging than just reading about it in a book.”

Learn More About the La Causa Presentation given by Rosslyn Cornejo.

The Mercer Island Schools Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public service, non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing and improving the quality of education provided to ALL Mercer Island School District students by obtaining contributions for the public schools.

Started in 1981, the Foundation has raised over $27 million thanks to the generous community.

Since its founding, the Foundation has become the catalyst for the Mercer Island community to guarantee every teacher has access to the most up-to-date, innovative educational materials that guarantee exceptional teaching and learning experiences for every student.

The tremendous success of the organization lies in the simple fact that the Mercer Island Schools Foundation was born in a community that places value on quality education. Learn more about the impact of our community’s commitment to education.