American Childrens Orchestras for Peace

Rating: 4.97 stars   75 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture, Children & Youth

Location: 3211 Ponce de Leon Blvd Ste 210 Miami FL 33130 USA

Mission: Mission Statement: to create for our children, through music, an environment free from violence. Vision Statement: By developing specific musical programs we will provide our children with alternatives to the cycle of poverty and hopelessness that so often leads to violence. We involve the general community in these musical programs through free concerts at schools, parks and other institutions in various neighborhoods throughout Miami-Dade. Disadvantaged children, typically low income and/or disabled, receive free individual music education and participate in full orchestra concerts. ACOP is based on an internationally acclaimed format proven to increase academics, cognitive skills and self-esteem.
Results: We support hundreds of youth and families a year in one on one mentoring, music instruction and parenting relationships.
Target demographics: Children facing adversity in underprivileged communities ages 4- 18
Direct beneficiaries per year: 2,000
Programs: We teach children technique in keyboards, drums, violin and vocal instruction in addition to offer parental involvement and mentoring to encourage the children. Research confirms that children's lives can be changed dramatically through family, group and one to one mentoring relationships. Investment in this program is an investment in helping children grow up successfully and overcome environmental challenges.
2011 Top-Rated Nonprofit
Write a Review
Invite people to share their experience with this nonprofit!

Promote This Nonprofit

GreatNonprofits badges allow you to raise awareness of your favorite nonprofits on your own web sites!

Review this charity on
GreatNonprofits

Community Reviews

Rating: 5 stars  

Mirelys Sanchez - Manager - Mount Sinai Hospital
I am a Donor of the American Children’s Orchestras for Peace (ACOP) because they provide music instruction to underprivileged children and their goal is to break the cycle of poverty and hopelessness that often leads to juvenile violence and low achievement.
I want to take this opportunity to recommend American Children’s Orchestras for Peace as one of the recipients for the donations available out there in this country.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

how music improves children's behavior

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

want it available for more children

Was this review helpful? 
Rating: 5 stars  

Carlos R. Sanchez - President - CRS Financial Inc.
I am a Donor of the American Children's Orchestras for Peace (ACOP) because they provide music instruction to underprivileged children, Their goal is to break the cycle of poverty and hopelessness that often leads to juvenile violence and low achievement.
ACOP has embedded competitions and raffles in the program, which have been highly successful in retaining child participation, motivating the competitive spirit of the students.
With a large demographic of Latin-American children in the South Florida area, ACOP Latin Music Orchestras is a popular and educational program that teaches children the roots of their
culture,
Please support The American Children's Orchestras for Peace,


I

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Because they has been extremely successful in increasing parental participation and attendance.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

More kids have the opportunity to participate.

Was this review helpful? 
Rating: 5 stars  

Guatavo Sardinas - President - Rapid Lien services
I have been involved in civic minded programs for many years. In my opinion, the work
of the American Children's Orchestras for Peace is extremely valuable for the children and for our city. They work in the toughest communities and really make a difference.
Please support the American Children's Orchestras for Peace.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The program is free and the benefits are tremendous. The kids love it!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

None

Was this review helpful? 
Rating: 5 stars  

One of the most amazing things I have ever seen was to witness the gigantic smiles and overwhelming joy in the eyes of the children at American Children’s Orchestras for Peace. I now understand and believe the saying that a picture paints a thousand words because of the impression that it has left on me. So now I ask how I can help instead of thinking that someone else is doing what I believe God has called all of us to do….protect the children.

I know ACOP would never beg, but I am begging that if someone is in the position to give, this is a worthwhile program to donate too. Thanks American Children’s Orchestras for Peace for having a vision.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Yes, by seeing the joy on childrens face

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Find a way to expand through-out Florida and other cities

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

What specific problem, purpose, priority, or project prompted your gift?

Seeing the need for financial help to obtain additional instructors to help the children

Why did you make your donation at this time?

We only walk through this life once and if you do not help people especially children, what have we gained.

What would you tell others about this organization?

Results speaks for themselves and from what I have seen, this is a program that they should give too.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Was this review helpful? 
Rating: 5 stars  

Vivian Guerra
Philanthropist

As a donor, I have followed the American Children's Orchestras for Peace (ACOP) for some years. I am impressed with the work they do for our underpriveleged children, communities and for our city, Miami. It is important to me to support groups, such as ACOP, that make a positive difference in the world.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the joy of the children.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Hope for greater funds so that the program could include more children.

Was this review helpful? 
Rating: 5 stars  

Alez Gonzalez-Government Affairs Director for WM
For several years, I have collaborated with American Children's Orchestras for Peace as an active donor. I truly appreciate what they do for the children of Miami, and recognize the influence that the program has in the life of the parents, families and poor neighborhoods.

If you are thinking about donating to a worthwhile organization that works for the community and the children, please consider American Children's Orchestras for Peace.

I am a witness of the hard work, tenacity and love they put forth in the final product: the children.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

When I go to the Annual Music Festival 'Children for Peace' and see all the children from the different sites with their parents, friends and neighbors.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

None

Was this review helpful? 
Rating: 5 stars  

Luis R. Granda – Key Mortgage Advisors
I love this Foundation due to the fact that ACOP’s public performances are wonderful means of boosting children’s self-confidence. Since all performances are group productions (80-child orchestras are not unusual), children also bond with one another. These performances and activities create bonds across cultural bridges and enhance ties in neighboring communities

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Making Miami a better City

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

More sources of funding

Was this review helpful?