Do You Advocate Education for Skid Row Kids at Risk?
Founding members of the 501C3 "Glorya Kaufman Dance Foundation“ above are J. Ronald Reed and Glorya Kaufman at the Inner City Arts School…being honored by City Arts cofounder Bob Bates…of the awesome skid row art center recently visited … A gift of 1 Million to created the Glorya Kaufman Dance Studio.
"This represents a "20 year dream” states Reed, who began donating to Inner City Arts 20 years ago while he had offices in Downtown Los Angeles. Reed is an advocate of using art, music, and dance movement for inner city youth …and heis a recient of Los Angeles City Award of Excellence awarded by Los Angeles Conservancy.
Do you believe that free music, dance and art are good learning tools for kids at risk?
? Do you have any ideas about educational help for youth?
Current exhibit at Inner-City Arts, “La Fabrica,” by Maribel Barcena Lopez. It’s such a great reflection of downtown Los Angeles culture. &even more perfect the school is located in the fashion district! ❤️✨ I love it. (at Inner-City Arts)
Calling all Tumblr artists! This June, I graduated from LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts. This institution is known as the best arts high school in NYC and, arguably, the US. The school from the movie Fame was even based on LaG. The admissions process requires a review of your 7th grade report card, state test scores, and an audition for your “studio” (instrumental/vocal music, visual art, technical theatre, dance, and drama). After hiring a new principal three years ago, this procedure has DRASTICALLY changed and your artistic audition now counts for a mere 14% of your total admission decision. This means that one could score a 100 on their audition and still be denied entry because of their academics. LaGuardia has been a safe haven for students who would have been lost in other inner city high schools without arts programs; students who undertake two hour commutes each day just to devote themselves to their art. If you could take just a few minutes to read and sign this petition on change.org, you can help to save this amazing institution and bring it back to its former glory. Thank you.