The ICM Foundation is teaming with the Los Angeles Unified School District to spend $1 million to renovate the auditorium of Dorsey High School.
Move is the first step in an effort to increase student access to the arts, and the plan is to repair and upgrade auditoriums and theaters at eight LAUSD high schools.
The ICM Foundation will donate $500,000 to the initial project, and the school district will match it.
The ICM Foundation was founded recently by the talent agency with the goal of enriching students’ lives through the arts. The agency was plugged into the school district by former Paramount chair Sherry Lansing, with clients Martin Sheen and Samuel L. Jackson also lending an assist in securing the coin to renovate Dorsey High, which is located in the Baldwin Hills area of L.A.
“In addition to renovating school performing-arts facilities, the ICM Foundation is looking into additional avenues of support for public school arts education,” said ICM chairman-CEO Jeff Berg. “Beyond our financial commitment, we hope to create volunteer and mentoring opportunities for ICM employees and clients, as well as partner with other entertainment companies to set up student internship and employment positions within the industry. This will be a sustained effort on behalf of our agency.”