My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Playing For Change Foundation, Santa Monica, CA, USA
I was inspired by Playing For Change Foundation's outreach initiative, Playing For Change Day, in 2011. That year, I helped to facilitate 5 events on PFC Day to raise awareness and money to support PFCF's work. The following year, I had the opportunity to celebrate Playing For Change Day in Washington Square Park (NYC) with other artists, supporters and PFCF staff, where we raised our voices together in song and harmony. It was such an amazing feeling to know that as we were doing this, people around the world were simultaneously engaged in a similar intent of celebrating peace through the power of music. I've been a long-time arts advocate and organizer, and feel that this organization continues to lead by example in drawing attention to the important role that music plays in fostering peace and providing children in under-served places with the environments and resources to discover their own songs and explore their own creativity. What PFCF does is definitely groundbreaking and much needed!
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
more deeply explore the possibility of expanding their great work into communities based here in the United States, in places such as Los Angeles or Washington DC, where children and school districts are having their arts and music programs reduced or completely discontinued.
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