Community Service Projects

Dr. Steiner is an active member of the community. She supports the Mission of Father Joe and fundraises for the City Ballet of San Diego.

Proceeds from our Gala fund City Ballet's education programs, which include:

Discover a Dancer program that provides free year-round ballet instruction for disadvantaged children and youth at risk. This program offers a creative alternative to violence, gang association substance abuse and leaving school early for low-income children.

Ballet Goes to School program offers a complete ballet education package for school children, including in-theater performances with teacher instruction packages and fun as well as informative in-school assemblies that give children a special, close-up look into the world of ballet. The current program of "The Ugly Duckling" offers an anti-bullying theme.

Outreach Programs are specially designed to make ballet accessible to everyone in San Diego County with free and low-cost concerts throughout the county. Additionally, City Ballet volunteers its services by participating in many art festivals each year, reaching even more of our population.

Summer Intensive is an annual 3-week summer program that offers dedicated, career-minded ballet students the opportunity to study with some of the finest ballet instructors assembled on the West Coast. Guest artists this summer include Maria Kowroski (prima ballerina with New York City Ballet), Paloma Herrera (prima ballerina with American Ballet Theatre) and Jonathan Stafford (formerly with New York City Ballet).

Dr. Steiner supports Motivated To Act: Founded in San Diego, CA.

Our Mission
Our mission is to reduce and prevent bullying and discrimination, teach children empathy and inclusion in place of hatred and distrust, and increase their willingness to participate in school and after-school activities. We promote and teach effective and measurable solutions on how to avoid or respond to all forms of bullying relevant to early primary school-aged children.

We provide encouragement through effective online or in-person storytelling and lesson plans available to teachers, home-school parents, and other academic institutions. This offers hope for every young student who experiences the harmful effects of any form of bullying as well as teaches parents to keep open communication with their children and look for early signs of bullying.

Donations enable Motivated to Act to help students, parents, and educators have access to anti-bullying books, videos, and lesson plans to achieve measurable outcomes. This also enables outreach to socially and economically disadvantaged schools and students through in-person or virtual presentations by children’s book authors, educators, and counselors.

Our current project is for the anti-bullying and sportsmanship themed Film and Book: Junga the Dancing Yeti in Yeti, Set, Go! We need your help to reach our funding goal by November 18th.

Please visit today to help reduce school bullying, help to end school shootings and to help children live happier childhoods.

Our Vision

  • To enable access to quality anti-bullying messages for children grades K-3rd through art, film, plays, and grade-appropriate lesson plans
  • To allow evaluation and to measure the positive changes after the implementation of the program
  • To allow each classroom to have access to beautifully illustrated books, e-books, films, and other related products
  • To allow children active participation in open-ended motivational and educational discussions
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