I've worked with Arts-For-All as a partner for about three years, and I can say with the utmost sincerity that AFA is a wonderful -- and needed! -- organization. It's not only that AFA cares about offering underserved children enriching arts programs. AFA's leadership, staff, teaching artists, etc., are talented, dedicated, hard-working, cheerful, serious and energetic. The teaching artists blow me away with their gifts and commitment. I am impressed by the quality and variety of AFA's programming. I am delighted -- and humbled -- to be associated with AFA.
In 2013, I started partnering with and supporting Arts For All, and the relationship was successful and immensely rewarding. We are working together again this year on four arts education programs for second-graders: two that pair haiku with the visual arts; and two that pair haiku with music. (The haiku were written by my late mother, Sydell Rosenberg, a teacher and an anthologized American haiku poet.) These programs are not just educational and hands-on fun, they are exciting and unusual. AFA takes its mandate to serve children seriously and with a drive and dedication that's a joy to experience. The feedback from the kids, principal and teachers has also been satisfying. I am proud to be associated with Arts For All: it is a wonderfully worthy organization that fulfills its commitment to enrich the lives of children every day.
Arts for All provides amazing experiences for kids who might not otherwise have exposure to the arts and humanities. As a donor I know that these experiences can be life- changing and can offer inspiration and hope to kids in the program. It is food for growth of a different kind and gives them an opportunity to imagine themselves as able to do or be anything!