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L M ALCOTT ART CENTER FOUNDATION
May 30, 2010

A M Alcott Art Center Foundation, commonly referred to as Alcott Arts Center is a non profit organization that is truly a treasure to the people of Kansas City. Alcott's mission is to nurture artistic talent by providing a place to teach learn, exhibit and perform in an environment that bolsters community, and to bring together people of diverse cultures for a common cause - the arts. This is truly a mission I have seen exemplified in this first year I have been a part of Alcott. Alcott is active in the Kansas City, KS PTA and offers classes during the summer at little to no cost for the students involved - giving the children in their underprivileged community a chance to be creative. Alcott hosts a trunk or treat on Halloween, which provides an opportunity for a safe place for the children in the community to enjoy the holiday at. Alcott hosts a 'Second Saturday' art exhibit in their two galleries, which allows members of the community of all ages to display their work and raise money for different causes. I personally feel like Alcott is a class act Art Center, and although they do not get the attention that the crossroads does, they are certainly more dedicated to artists and community than the crossroads district is. Anyone interested in helping the Kansas City, KS community head in the right direction, or anyone rooted in the arts community should take a second and check them out. www.alcottartscenter.org

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2010

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Volunteer & I have handed out candy at Trunk or Treat, painted, cleaned, and organized items in the building, write newsletters for them, and helping spread the word about the center.

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