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robcarpenter06

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Review for INNER-CITY ARTS, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Inner City Arts is one of the most profound, inspiring, and breakthrough arts education organizations in the United States. Not only are they effectively educating our most deserving students--many of them live in chronic poverty, lack basic nutrition, are surrounded by dangerous neighborhoods, and don't even have a place to call home--but they are instilling hope throughout our entire community. I don't say this about too many organizations, but Inner City Arts is truly an oasis of miracles.

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

I have seen firsthand the (statistically) life changing impact they have on students, on families, and on our community. They are literally taking children from the throngs of poverty and making them superstars in school and in life. Not many organizations can credibly say that.

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

If I had to add any one thing to Inner City Arts it would be to extend their highly effective and inspiring education model from Skid Row in Los Angeles and apply it throughout the United States in some our most deserving neighborhoods. Places like Detroit, Newark, Philadelphia, the Bronx, and others would greatly benefit from the ideas, insights, experiences, and lessons Inner City Arts has to offer.

Role:  Board Member & I have worked closely with the Board and staff of Inner City Arts to increase art supplies, raise capital, establish local relationships, and much, much more...