Twenty years has brought us incredible opportunity. Each of us on our team – before, during, and after our time together – have proven that a life in design brings us so much to be grateful for. It’s in that spirit that we continue to give back. Our goal for years has been to support art and design education. At a time when our public schools have less to work with than ever; music, art, design, dance, and theater programs seem to always be the first cut from budgets. The need for support is paramount.
We hope you’ll join Cinco and its entire staff in raising funds to help ensure that art & design have a place in our high schools. Even a little makes a difference. Our approach is clear and targeted. We work directly with teachers in art programs across Portland Public Schools to give 100% of what we raise to purchase equipment and supplies they need. Computers. Software. Cameras. Materials. The tools they can put into action and into the hands of students now. On top of that we’ll be personally working with several schools to talk with classes to explore the role and potential of design in the future and inspire more young people to believe design can be more than just cool, but a career. We believe that those teenagers can change the world, drive the next generation of design innovation, and likely one of them just might be writing a post like this in 20 yrs as they lead Cinco into the decades to follow.
– Kirk James / Founder & Chief Creative Officer