BENEFITING: The New 42nd Street, Inc.
EVENT DATE: Nov 02, 2014
Team New Victory is helping The New Victory Theater reach 34,000 New York area students this year -- providing highly-subsidized $2 tickets (the same price since 1995) and more than 1,100 FREE in-classroom arts education workshops. In addition, over 80 young people aged 16+ benefit from PAID employment, training and mentoring every year through the New Vic / New 42 Youth Corps.
In April, a report from the Office of the New York City Comptroller entitled “STATE OF THE ARTS: A Plan to Boost Arts Education in New York City Schools” highlighted the urgent need for high-quality arts partnerships in City schools:
Arts education has long been recognized by experts around the world as having a tremendously positive influence on children and their academic attainment, social emotional development and future employment. … Despite these widely-acknowledged benefits, … the provision of arts education in New York City’s public schools has become both inequitable and underfunded.
The New Victory Education Programs help close this gap, but require generous subsidy from private and public sources to meet the widespread need. Help us "bring kids to the arts and the arts to kids!"