Holiday wish list


Thank you to for choosing Arts to Grow as the featured nonprofit wish list!  The wish list offers our donors a convenient and easy way to provide art programs to our children growing up in Cypress Hills, Brooklyn, and other inner-city neighborhoods in New York City and Newark, NJ.  

This year, we have lost funding for programs in music, theater, and visual arts. Through this wish list, we are looking to specifically seek funding for the following programs:  

  • A Percussion Ensemble at IS 302/CHLDC, Cypress Hills, Brooklyn where 20 students will participate in 20 week program January – June 2013
  • A Theater Workshop at the Academy Street Firehouse, Newark, NJ where 40 students will participate in a 20 week program January – June 2013
  • Violin Classes IS 171/CHLDC, Cypress Hills, Brooklyn where 12 students will participate in 20 week program January – June 2013 

In today’s competitive economics environment, it’s more important than ever to prepare our children for success.  They may be the first generation that will be financially worse off than their parents.  But arts can help.  According to recent research, arts-engaged students were more likely than their peers to attend and succeed in college, obtain employment, and ultimately give back to their communities.  

Thanks to, with a few clicks, we can help prepare our inner-city children for a brighter future!  

About is the leading universal gift registry website. Members can add gifts to their registries from any site on the Internet, tastefully register for cash gifts, and sync existing store registries onto one universal gift list. Members may easily announce their registry using customized E-Cards or share it on Facebook and Twitter. Notably, the company now provides members with the opportunity to let their Pinterest followers know about their registry via a custom pin that can be pinned to a Pinterest pinboard.

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About arts2grow

Arts to Grow (ATG) engages children in the artistic process by providing free, highly tailored and professionally taught arts education programs to youth in the New York metro area who have limited access to the arts. Arts to Grow collaborates closely with schools and community groups to match performing and visual arts programs and Teaching Artists with the specific needs of each group of children. ATG serves the community and society by helping children develop their full potential through the arts.

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