BENEFITING: Urban Arts Partnership
ORGANIZER: Urban Arts Partnership
EVENT: Hive Challenge
EVENT DATE: Oct 01, 2014
You all know I already joined the VANGUARD because I work at UAP (and I donate). I invite you to join us in this first attempt at peer to peer mobile giving. Whether you give $1 or $100, I invite you to partner with us in applying our proven methods of creativity to advance learning and improve graduation rates in urban schools. Thank you for your generosity!!
How do we do it? EVERY DAY, a vanguard of 130 UAP Teaching Artists – experts in innovative arts-based learning – enters the classroom to engage students in their education, making academic content accessible through the arts and ultimately propelling students at risk of failure to unlock their potential. Our intrepid Teaching Artists bring their expertise to more than 100 Title 1 (low-income) public schools in NYC.
How many students do we reach? Right now, our TAs are working with 12,000 students across NYC to complete their first unit of the school year. That is 12,000 horizons broadening; 12,000 sparks of curiosity; 12,000 opportunities to impart change; and 12,000 steps toward closing the achievement gap in NYC.