Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association (DNDA)

Organization Details

NameDelridge Neighborhoods Development Association (DNDA)

Organization Description

Mission statementIntegrating Art, Nature, and Neighborhood to build and sustain a dynamic Delridge.
Service(s) descriptionEcoArts: Students will have an opportunity to work with teaching artists, trained in restorative practices, both on arts-based curriculum that occurs during the school day and a personal narrative project. All students will participate in community circles at least once per week in order to build community, establish belonging and ensure that every student is seen and develops the necessary tools to collectively solve problems. Nature: Engage your students in our urban forest restoration program, which will give them the chance to build deeper connections to the natural environment by learning about stewardship, conservation and the ecology of the Pacific Northwest. Activities include removing invasive weeds, planting native species or mulching new plants, with the opportunity to tie in an EcoArts activity or a nature hike.
Program impactDNDA is committed to restoring, preserving, and protecting our natural habitat by developing community stewards in our forest restoration program. We also aim to develop projects that engage young and diverse communities through our arts programming.

Community programs are organized into categories known as Community School Elements. All community programs associated with Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association (DNDA) are listed below and each program may be provided at 1 or more schools. You can use the 'Show Details' buttons to learn more about each program.

Behavior/Social and Emotional Learning and Supports (1 program)

Programs that support adults and students in developing 21st century skills and competencies such as self-management, social awareness, responsible decision-making, and building trusting relationships, in order to handle ourselves, our relationships, and our work/studies effectively. This is inclusive of programs supporting alternative discipline approaches such as restorative justice.

Expanded Learning (1 program)

Programs that provide opportunities outside of the regular school day to practice and reinforce the skills students are learning in the classroom, to get exposure to new and different areas that may spark their interest and curiosity, and to cultivate strong social emotional skills and mindsets.