By David Ng
12:26 PM PDT, July 30, 2012
Inner-City Arts, the nonprofit arts education organization in the Skid Row area of downtown Los Angeles, is receiving a donation of $250,000 from DreamWorks Animation, the organizations said Monday.
The grant covers a five-year period and will go to support the DreamWorks Animation Academy at Inner-City Arts. In 2008, the movie company made a $500,000 donation to help establish the academy, which offers classes in digital arts, animation, graphic design and filmmaking.
Inner-City Arts provides free arts education to disadvantaged youth from the downtown area and other parts of L.A. The organization also offers classes in the performing and visual arts.
Future plans include student internships at DreamWorks Animation. The movie company, whose titles include the "Shrek" films as well as the recent "Madagascar 3," has also hosted field-trip visits for students of Inner-City Arts to its Glendale facilities.
The monetary donations are made through the DreamWorks Animation Charitable Foundation.
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