April 13, 2016 (Sacramento): Sacramento City
Unified School District will host The Art of Caring: A Social
Emotional Learning Summit and Student Showcase beginning at 6
p.m. on Thursday (April 14) at the newly remodeled Clara Midtown
The center had been known as the E. Claire Raley Studios for
Performing Arts. The new name still honors the late mother of
Joyce Raley Teel, the center’s largest individual contributor.
The “Claire” and “Raley” names have been combined to form
In a rare public appearance, Teel said she was honored to have a
building that lives up to her mother’s spunk. Despite growing up
poor, she said, her mother had an affinity for the arts and never
stopped learning. She learned to fly at 50 and to play the piano
at 60, Teel said.