Amount granted: $13,000
Grant year: 2017
Grant categories: Education, Human Services
To support an African Dance and Drum program.
The Bed-Stuy Parents Committee formed out of a sense that its central Brooklyn neighborhood, Bedford-Stuyvesant, had reached a critical moment of opportunity to reverse the long neglect of its neighborhood public schools. Funds will be used to support enrichment activities at a newly created extended day program for pre-K students at two public school in Bed-Stuy’s District 16 neighborhood. Specifically, funds will be used to support an African Dance and Drum program that allows students to immerse themselves in the joy and vitality of music, language and dance from Africa, the Americas and Caribbean.