TIPITINAS FOUNDATION INC Overview
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Target demographics: Tipitina's Foundation serves low-income adult musicians, filmmakers, and other media workers across the state of Louisiana, and also serves low-income music students ages 7 to 19 in the New Orleans metro area
Direct beneficiaries per year: 7525
Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Staff an information table at a Foundation event
Geographic areas served: MUSIC OFFICE CO-OP: State of Louisiana
YOUTH MUSIC EDUCATION PROGRAMS - New Orleans metro area
Programs: - Instruments A Comin' (IAC) – Tipitina's Internship Program (TIP) – Tipitina's Music Office Co-Op (currently in New Orleans, Shreveport, Alexandria, Baton Rouge, and Lafayette) – Sunday Music Workshops
- Helped adult musicians and filmmakers achieve annual music/media income increases ranging from 13% to 35%, creating more than $19 million in new earnings and investment.
- 100% of participating seniors in Tipitina's Internship Program have graduated high school or received GEDs. Thirteen of those students have received full four-year academic scholarships with the program's help, to institutions including the Berklee School of Music (Boston MA).
- Provided biweekly Music Workshops, offering free hands-on music lessons to students of all experience and skill levels, benefiting more than 1000 students.