September 28, 2011
Enrichment Works has spent the last decade bringing live theater into Los Angeles area schools to those who, in sadly too many cases, have never been exposed to live theater, dance music or performance art. These beautifully written and performed curriculum based pieces have proven to excite the audiences/students in a way a simple lesson can't. EW also has provided professional development workshops for teachers on ways to incorporate the arts into the curriculum. I have personally been involved in every aspect of EW as a theater professional, as a director and a certified LA County Arts Professional and can vouch for the organizations commitment to inspiring learning and provide the highest quality experience. I have seen first hand the results of a multi-purpose room transformed into an interactive experience filled with laughing and gasps of wonder at an Enrichment Works assembly. I have seen teachers, exhausted by a long day, light up by the end of a professional development workshop that taught them to further encourage the artist within their students, no matter what the ability, because they had a better understanding of their own creative impulses. Enrichment Works deserves support to continue its great work and I am proud to be a part of it. Growing up, I couldn't concentrate or read a book but when the teachers used music or theater I was inspired to research more about whatever the topic. I was a student who needed an organization like EW!
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
many classroom and auditorium visits and many workshops with teachers.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
none other than to help raise the additional funds to expand the programs to further support the artists who are involved, i.e.. tech support for the performers re: sound, lights, stage managers, etc.
Board Member & serve as vice president and taught PDWs and directed shows.