PRESS RELEASES

2017

The Wooden Floor Commissions High Profile Seán Curran and Other Artists to Deepen Teen Learning and Achievement

Dream Team of Nationally Acclaimed Artists Working With Local Youth Overcoming Adversity Debuts Three Contemporary Dances at The Wooden Floor's 34th Annual Concert

The Wooden Floor Celebrates Largest Graduating Class and 100% High School Graduation Rate for 13 Consecutive Years at 5th Step Beyond Annual Breakfast

 

2016
Over $340K Netted for The Wooden Floor at 10th Anniversary Wine Tasting Benefit

The Wooden Floor Receives $240,000 Surdna Thriving Cultures Grant

$392,000 Raised for Youth Development Programs at The Wooden Floor's 33rd Annual Concert

100% High School Graduation Rate Celebrated for 12th Consecutive Year at The Wooden Floor

Melanie Ríos Glaser Announces Departure from The Wooden Floor

Revered OC Arts-Based Youth Development Nonprofit to Serve 100 More Youth in 2017

 

2015
The Wooden Floor Signs First National Licensed Partner to Replicate Model in DC
Hundreds of Families Expected to Gather in Santa Ana for The Wooden Floor's Once-a-Year Enrollment
The Wooden Floor Receives $25,000 Bank of America Workforce Development Grant
$328,000 Raiseed for Youth Development Programs at 32nd Annual Concert
Over $150,000 Netted for College and Career Readiness Programs and College Scholarships for Low-Income Youth at Annual Step Beyond Breakfast
Ongoing 100% College Enrollment Rate Celebrated at Annual Step Beyond Breakfast
The Wooden Floor 32nd Annual Concert to Showcase Three World Premieres Co-created by Leading Choreographers and Local Low-Income Youth


2014

Colombian Artist Commissioned to Bring Innovative Site-Specific Art Installation to Low-Income Youth in Santa Ana
Celebrated Choreographer John Heginbotham to Co-Create Dance with Low-Income Youth
Over $300,000 Netted for The Wooden Floor at Newport Beach Wine Tasting Benefit
Newport Beach Couple Collects and Donates Extremely Rare Wines for Wine Tasting Benefit
The Wooden Floor Appoints New Chairman along with PIMCO Executive to its Board
Hundreds Expected to Gather at The Wooden Floor for Annual Auditions Day

$311,000 Raised for Youth Development Programs at 31st Annual Concert
10th Consecutive Year of 100% College Enrollment Celebrated at Step Beyond Breakfast
The Wooden Floor's 31st Annual Concert Continues to Change Lives of Under-served Youth with Growing Roster of Award-Winning Artists

 

2013

Walt Disney Concert Hall Performance Puts Low-Income Youth Center Stage

Boeing Grants Prestigious Award to The Wooden Floor

Hundreds Expected to Gather at The Wooden Floor

The Wooden Floor Promotes New Director of Student Development

Over $260,000 Netted at Popular Wine Tasting Benefit

Rare Wines from Around the World to be Uncorked for Charity

$311,000 Raised for Youth Programs at 30th Annual Concert

The Wooden Floor's 30th Annual Concert Celebrates 3 Decades of Breaking the Cycle of Poverty Through Dance

100% Graduation Rate Celebrated at The Wooden Floor for 9th Consecutive Year

The Wooden Floor Welcomes New Board Members

The Wooden Floor Celebrates 30th Anniversary

 

2012

The Wooden Floor Receives NEA Grant in Support of 30th Annual Concert

The Wooden Floor Chosen as One of Five Organizations Nationwide as an Afterschool Innovator

Hundreds Expected to Gather at Esteemed Afterschool Organization for Enrollment

Over $200,000 Netted for The Wooden Floor at Sold-Out Wine Tasting Benefit

For 7th Consecutive Year, Arts Education Leads to 100% Graduation Rate

The Wooden Floor Featured in Film at Newport Beach Film Festival

Under-served Youth Perform Contemporary Dance Works at Irvine Barlcay Theatre

Dance Legend Steve Paxton to Teach Workshop with Low-Income Youth at The Wooden Floor