New Board Member Spotlight: Clifford Dukes

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Clifford Dukes, joins as Co-Chair of the Fundraising Committee and Team Leader for Youth I.N.C Celebration program, he began volunteering with ATG in late 2011.

Clifford’s passion in educating youth comes from a deep desire to help create a better world. “History has demonstrated that ignorance is fertile ground for hatred and injustice. Improving education is the best tool I have encountered to break cycles of entrenched unfairness and to bring disparate peoples together, united by their shared humanity,” he said. A graduate from Amherst College, Clifford, began volunteering with Arts to Grow in late 2011 and joined the board in October 2012. Clifford believes that the best way to influence our youth is through access to excellent education for all . 

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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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