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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arts & Culture, Arts Education, Bands & Ensembles, Children & Youth, Cultural & Ethnic Awareness, Youth Development Programs

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.

Community Stories

7 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Donor

Rating: 5

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.

Donor

Rating: 5

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,


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Donor

Rating: 5

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.

Donor

Rating: 5

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.

Donor

Rating: 5

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.

Donor

Rating: 5

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.

Donor

Rating: 5

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