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Review for Artists Striving To End Poverty Inc, New York, NY, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Early this past spring, I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to appear as part of a group of Broadway performers at a benefit concert for ASTEP's Bronxville outreach program. From start to finish, the entire experience was moving and profoundly inspiring. I was able to perform for and meet children and families whose lives had undeniably been changed for the better through the efforts of ASTEP's volunteers. Watching the children perform complex theatrical material at a high level, and the incredible pride they clearly felt in doing so, was unforgettable. And there's not enough that can be said about the bridges that are being built in that community by allowing children from widely varied socio-economic and family backgrounds to share their love and enthusiasm for artistic expression, and discover their overwhelming commonality in being part of something bigger then themselves or their day-to-day struggles. I will certainly jump at opportunities to contribute to and support the activities of ASTEP going forward. This organization's impact on the lives of these children is truly immeasurably positive.

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

my evening performing for and with the children of ASTEP's Bronxville initiative.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

that I was given a sense of hope for the future, and that some of our more seemingly intractable problems as a people can be improved significantly.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

incredibly convicted, selfless, and driven.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

significantly increase understanding and dialogue between people of varied socio-economic backgrounds in communities all over the country and world through shared appreciation of and engagement in the arts.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  Volunteer & Performed at a benefit concert.