Now more than ever, we’re experiencing an educational crisis in our urban schools as exposure to quality arts education drops to an all-time low. Arts to Grow can combat this predicament with our professionally-taught fine arts, theater, dance and music programs for less advantaged kids in overcrowded urban schools. Take it from the pros:
“Our association with Arts to Grow is helping us address an ongoing resource shortage for our low-income families.” – Program Director Marge Hudson, PS 75, PTA After School Program
Since 2005, Arts to Grow has served over 2,500 children and nurtured 17 partnerships with schools and community organizations, who all tell us the same thing: your programming works and we need more of it!
Your donation makes possible Arts to Grow’s mission to help children achieve their full potential. Esteemed group contributors – like The Leonard Bernstein Family Foundation, Youth I.N.C., and Lowy Frame and Restoring Company – along with individual donors, enable us to reach new disadvantaged communities and help more at-risk children and young adults learn to love learning.
While our work is very successful, there are many more children in need. In 2014, your investment will provide research-based education and high-quality teaching to 500+ new and continuing students. With over 50 schools and organizations on our waiting list, we know that there is a pervasive need for essential arts education in the greater New York City metro area, and we hope to fulfill this need to our best ability.
Your donation now is vital to providing our children with an arts education that will help them learn to love learning in 2014. Here are just a few reasons to join us today:
Highlights From 2013
- 493 students served in just 2012-13 alone
- Three new partnerships at Spring Creek Community Development Corp. in Brooklyn, Lincoln Square in Manhattan and Lincoln Park Apartments in Newark
- New theater and literacy summer program through Cypress Hills LDC at PS 65 served 200 kids in grades K to 5
- Kristina, a four-year graduate of ATG programs, earned a full-tuition scholarship to Pace University’s summer intensive musical theater program.
Arts to Grow operates with funding from private donors, foundations, small businesses and large corporations. We work with donors to establish and customize cause marketing campaigns that benefit the Arts to Grow children as well as the donors themselves. Please contact us at 201-209-9886 for a consultation on how you or your business can achieve maximum cause marketing benefit today, or click here to make a donation.