Our story

Our Mission

Global Arts’ mission is to contribute to educational equity by providing exceptional music classes for youth and continual professional development for educators in underfunded neighborhoods.

How we started

 

Global Arts was initially inspired by a social and musical movement that began over 40 years ago in the country of Venezuela.

This movement, El Sistema, was started by an unbelievably nurturing and talented man, Maestro Jose Antonio Abreu, whose mission it was to empower underserved children in Venezuela by giving them instruments and providing a space to build and cultivate a community. Fast forward over four decades, and this movement has swept the world – reaching small towns and villages to large metropolises in major countries, with the sole mission of helping to support youth through music.

Where are we now?

Global Arts has a similar mission, but strives to take it one step further by providing the same developmental and nurturing environment for both students and educators. We have seen the impact that music programs can have on the lives of children, but we aspire to take the students’ success to another level by focusing on the development of educators and creating a holistic environment for children, teachers, and families. Through Global Arts, we support youth in being young leaders in today’s world so that they may truly affect change in their communities.

 

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