Duke Ellington School of the Arts


EIN: 31-1705384 | CFC Number: 38270

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Duke Ellington School of the Arts

Our Cause

To nurture and inspire passion for arts and learning in talented students who might not otherwise have an opportunity to develop their artistic skills.

To ensure that our students are prepared for post-secondary education and/or careers in the arts by offering an intensive arts-based program.

To prepare our students to become productive citizens in our global society through our strong focus on community service.


Duke Ellington School of the Arts

Our Impact

  • 80% of Ellington students are Black or Brown.
  • Our graduation rate is consistently over 98%.
  • In the last 2 years, our students have performed for Vice President Kamala Harris, Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, the US Department of Education, and Dave Chappelle (alum). They also sang with U2’s Bono for NPR’s Tiny Concerts.


*Ranges calculated below based on payroll deductions from 24-26 total paychecks in a year.

How Your Workplace Donations & Matching Gifts Make a Difference:

$100 - $250

Total Annual Pledge

($5 - $10 per pay period)

One pair of ballet shoes or one set of drawing pencils/chalk.


$250 - $650

Total Annual Pledge

($15 - $25 per pay period)

Theatre or dance costumes for three students.


$780 - $1300

Total Annual Pledge

($30 - $50 per pay period)

One Mac computer for 3D graphic design coursework.


Our Stories

Celebrate National Arts & Humanities Month This October

September 21, 2022

First launched by Americans for the Arts more than 30 years ago as National Arts Week in honor of the National Endowment for the Arts,…

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Time to Gear Up for 2022 Back to School Month

July 29, 2022

Now through the beginning of September, students of all ages – from preschool to college – and their teachers will be heading back as a new school year begins.…

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2019 Back to School Month

August 19, 2019

As summer draws to a close, students of all ages – from preschool to college – and their teachers are heading back as a new school year…

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