Photo Credit: Ulrik Pedersen
This semester we are excited to continue adding new programs allowing us to provide opportunities for more kids:
- Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation /IS 171, Cypress Hills Brooklyn will host two continuing programs this semester: Musical Theater at IS 171, where students in grades 5-8 will culminate a year long program with performances of an adaptation of In The Heights under the direction of Teaching Artists Taylor Valentine (Theater) and Kevin Alan Daniels (Choreography);
- and Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation/Beacon, Cypress Hills Brooklyn where our Percussion Ensemble with our Teaching Artist David Freeman will continue from the fall. David will lead students from grades 5-8 in learning technique and exploring sounds of Afro-Caribbean ethnic drumming.
- Spring Creek Community Corporation, located in the neighborhood formerly called Starrett City, Brooklyn, will partner with us again, this time on a Theater Arts program for students in grades 2-4 taught by Heleya de Barros.
- Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center will hold two programs: a continuation of our Visual Arts program sponsored by Lowy Frame the Future, taught by Teaching Artist Michelle Hill;
- Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center is also adding a new Percussion Ensemble taught by our veteran Teaching Artist, David Freeman.
- Lincoln Park Apartments in Newark, NJ will continue the year-long program, “Seeing The World Through Digital Media.” Children ages 7-12 will continue to expand upon their work from this fall, learning the art of filmmaking with our Teaching Artist JC Cotti.
All Arts to Grow programs are made possible through the generosity of our donors. To find out how you can help bring arts education to more children in need, please visit our website.
Photo Credit: Lori Spears
These students are demonstrating their creative vision in the fall 2008 African Art program at PS 75 in Manhattan.
Photo Credit: Bill Stanton
This young artist thinks visual arts is the cat’s meow at PS 75 in Manhattan in the spring of 2006.
Thanks to the generosity of all our supporters, 2013 was Arts to Grow’s best year yet. Here are just some of the highlights from the past year:
- Held a record six programs in the fall 2013 semester, serving more kids than ever.
- Exceeded our Youth, I.N.C. fundraising goal by over 70% in our second year of Celebration.
- Forged three new program partnerships in Spring Creek, Brooklyn; Lincoln Square, Manhattan; and Lincoln Park Apartments, Newark.
- Launched cause-marketing partnership with Lowy Frame & Restoring Co.’s Frame the Future program, which has held two visual arts programs to date. Money raised from the October silent auction will fund a third program in 2014.
- Expanded our partnership with Cypress Hills Local Development Corp. with a new theater and literacy summer program at PS 65 in Brooklyn, which served 200 students in grades K-5.
- Welcomed new board members Michael Meng, Gloria Fuentes, and Nick Boaro.
- Kristina, a four-year graduate of our musical theater program at CHLDC/IS 171, earned a full-tuition scholarship to Pace University’s summer intensive musical theater program.
We’re excited to make 2014 even better! As we look forward to the new year, please join us in bringing our proven arts programs to more less-advantaged children.
All Arts to Grow programs are made possible through the generosity of our donors. To find out how you can help bring arts education to more children in need, please visit our website or click here to donate.
Photo Credit: Katherine Gressel
This young artist is posing with her drawing at the final exhibition for the Fall ’08 visual arts class at Riverdale Neighborhood House in the Bronx.
Photo Credit: Mike Tramis
For the past two semesters our cause-marketing partnership with Lowy Frame the Future has brought visual arts programs to children in Manhattan’s Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center. We are happy to announce that proceeds from the recent Frame the Future gala and silent auction will fund a third visual arts class at Lincoln Square, giving another group of children the chance to experience in-depth arts learning.
Over 70 people attended the gala, held October 30th at the Lowy Frame & Restoring Co. showroom. 35 watercolor still lifes and landscapes created by students in the first visual arts program were auctioned off, and we are delighted to say that each of those paintings was sold.
Thank you to everyone who came out that night to support Arts to Grow and help more children become engaged learners and lovers of the arts.
All Arts to Grow programs are made possible by the generosity of our donors. To help us bring the visual arts to more under-served children, please donate to the ATG/Frame the Future partnership today.
These students are getting a face-full of arts learning! They’re discovering the art of mask-making in the Fall 2006 visual arts class at PS 75 in Manhattan.