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Review for After School Arts Program, Inc., Washington Depot, CT, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

It has been my privilege to participate as a board member of ASAP since 2007. Since that time I have witnessed tremendous growth.

Our annual budget has grown from $114,000 a year to over $600,000. Our geographic reach has expanded beyond Region 12 (Washington, Bridgewater and Roxbury, Ct) to include participants from 81 different towns and cities within CT and NY. We offer over 100 workshops to students age 3- adult. We host three to five events annually which attract nearly 3000 audience members each year. We offer afterschool workshops as well as during the day, in-school programming. We offer inter-district projects that bring children of different socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds together to work collaboratively. We provide financial aid to every child in need. We employ over 40 artists from our region. We do all of this with limited governmental support; 87% of our budget is privately funded through individuals, corporations and foundations.

It has been a great honor to work with the current board and staff to establish ASAP as the premiere arts program in our region.

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Role:  Board Member