The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus brought music, creativity and the spirit of John Lennon to Kingsley Elementary School in Pomona and Cal Poly Pomona on April 22-24. Loaded with state-of-the-art music and video equipment, the tour bus offered a rare glimpse into the professional music industry.
The Lennon bus visit is part of a service-learning projects that Cal Poly Pomona has with Kingsley to enrich educational opportunities for children, which is much needed given the challenges in funding for the arts. For more than a year, Music Professor Jennifer Amaya and her service-learning class have been teaching interactive music workshops at Kingsley.
Service-learning is a part of Cal Poly Pomona’s strategic plan. To celebrate the university’s 75th anniversary, the Center for Community Engagement is demonstrating and mobilizing the caring power of the Cal Poly Pomona through “75 Acts of Kindness.” Projects include a cleanup at the Boys and Girls Club of Pomona Valley, helping restore the watershed at Angeles National Forest, distributing Thanksgiving meals, and volunteering on Pomona Beautification Day.