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KID ENTREPRENEURS GAIN OPPORTUNITY OF A LIFETIME TO PITCH THEIR IDEAS AT LEAP’S “TOMORROW’S ENTREPRENEURS” EVENT

WHEN:   Monday, June 8th at 10:30 a.m. (Student interviews and presentations 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.)

WHERE:   Loeb Boathouse Restaurant in Central Park (Enter park at 72nd St & Fifth Ave, veering north on East Dr. The Boathouse will be on the left side of the road along the water.)

NEW YORK, NY—LeAp’s Tomorrow’s Entrepreneurs program is a unique entrepreneurial program serving up to 1,500 elementary and middle school students in Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, and the Bronx---inspiring students to dream big and create innovative, products, apps and business concepts.  This event is the culmination of the program and will feature selected students from each of 12 schools who will pitch their entrepreneurial projects to industry professional and potential investors and receive advice on next steps for their business ventures. From “safe cups” (a cup with a temperature sensor to warn if liquid is too hot) to a “counting purse” (purse that counts how much money is in it) to “safety home pics app” (uses facial recognition to enter your home instead of a key), students will present their inspiring, useful and imaginative inventions.

LeAp’ Tomorrow’s Entrepreneurs Program gives underserved students an understanding of entrepreneurship and shows them how an innovative idea can be developed into a successful business. Students are inspired through in-school residencies conducted by LeAp consultants and visits with successful entrepreneurs and ultimately develop innovative inventions, apps, and commercial ventures.

“These students need to know that, regardless of their socio-economic background, if they have a good idea and persevere, they can succeed. Tomorrow’s Entrepreneurs was developed to target underserved populations and inspire them to realize their potential,” said Ila Lane Gross, LeAp Executive Director.

LeAp’ Tomorrow’s Entrepreneurs Program is aligned with the national STEM initiative and has received generous support from Alcoa Foundation.

Participating schools include:

Journey Prep School 69X

Lucero Elementary School 311X

William H. Prescott 93K

Young Women's Leadership School of Brooklyn 614K

The Henry Longfellow School 94K

McKinley Park School 127K

The Magnet School for Math & Science Inquiry 192K

Bensonhurst School 128K

Pioneer Academy 307Q

Stephen A. Halsey School 157Q

Steinway School 84Q

Horace E. Greene School 45K

Learning through an Expanded Arts Program (LeAp), a nonprofit, arts education organization committed to improving the quality of public education through a unique, hands-on, arts-based approach to teaching the core curriculum. Since 1977, LeAp has provided more than two million New York City students in kindergarten through 12th grade with music, dance, theater, digital media, and visual arts programs that directly teach the academic curriculum.  LeAp offers in-school residencies, afterschool activities, teacher trainings, parent workshops, and assembly programs to schools citywide, conducts programs in hospitals, shelters, and cultural institutions and develops educational materials. LeAp is an innovative leader in the field of arts education, and has received major awards, grants, and endorsements from the United States Department of Education, New York City Department of Education, Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD), The After School Corporation (TASC), and the offices of the mayor and governor.

 

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Staten Island Students Speak Out On Child Neglect and the Importance of Healthy Living Through Art at Staten Island Parks in Historic Citywide Exhibition

STATEN ISLAND , NY—LeAp’s student artists of two Staten Island  middle schools will present their original large-scale public artworks—school lunchroom tables that they transformed into beautiful and meaningful works of art addressing major social issues in their communities—on June 11th. These are two of 10 schools (two per borough) that have created public artworks that comprise the largest student art exhibition in the history of NYC parks and the first to span the five boroughs.

The Staten Island student artists/activists will present their artworks—which address important community issues of CHILD NEGLECT and HEALTHY LIVING at their local parks listed below---they will be available for interviews.

Thursday, June 11 – STATEN ISLAND RAIN OR SHINE

10:00am: Snug Harbor (by greenhouse at Richmond Terrace & Tysen St)

with students of PS/IS 25R

Issue addressed: HEALTHY LIVING

11:30am: Silver Lake Park (by tennis courts along Revere St near Hart Blvd)

with students of William A. Morris IS 61R

Issue addressed: CHILD NEGLECT

Students are prepared to speak with press and the Creator/Director of LeAp’s Public Art Program Alexandra Leff will be at each park event.

LeAp’s Public Art Exhibition will be on display through August in all 10 parks citywide and was created by LeAp in cooperation with NYC Parks & Recreation. LeAp’s seventh-annual citywide student exhibition entitled A View From The Lunchroom Students Bringing Issues To The Table, empowers young people to have a voice in their communities and to express themselves on issues of importance to them. School lunchroom tables are used as a canvas for this art project as they are a symbol of student ideas and conversations.

Students citywide created beautiful, colorful, and meaningful works of art that addressed a wide range of community issues. For example, Manhattan students of 332M addressed gay rights, racism and discrimination, Brooklyn students of 282K tackled gun violence and gangs, Staten Island students at 61R addressed child neglect, Queens students of 9Q focused on animal abuse and environment, and Bronx students at 219X addressed gun violence.

LeAp’s Public Art Program empowers NYC public school students to have a voice in their communities and speak out on social issues through the creation and public exhibition of art in NYC parks. Students work with a LeAp teaching artist to explore critical issues in their communities; study the history, practice and power of public art; and ultimately create large-scale artworks expressing themselves on an issues of relevance to them by creating a mural, mosaic or collage using a school lunchroom table as a canvas—a symbol of student ideas and conversations. . Students visit with Guest Artists to see their art and learn about their lives—this year’s Guest Artists included Christo, Crash, Daze, Bradley Hart, How & Nosm, Deborah Kass, David Katzenstein, Sherrie Nickol, Federico Solmi, Virginia Wagner, and Kehinde Wiley.. This program culminates in a citywide student exhibition in 10 NYC parks—the largest student exhibition in the history of NYC parks and the first to span five boroughs. The citywide exhibition kicked-off at Union Square Park on May 19 at which students presented their beautiful and meaningful art and spoke about the important issues they addressed in their work. All artworks were unveiled and top city officials and artists including Staten Island  Park Commissioner Kevin Jeffrey and internationally renowned artist Deborah Kass were there to honor and congratulate the students. Since then, the artworks will be installed in parks near each school (two per borough) and in this way, students are speaking out to their communities through this summer exhibition. For more information on LeAp’s Public Art Program, please watch this short video

“LeAp’s Public Art Program and Citywide Exhibition offer students the opportunity to share their artistic talents and shine a spotlight on pressing social and community issues,” said Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña. “The visual and performing arts not only make learning fun, they help students develop the critical-thinking skills and sense of mastery they need to succeed in school and in life. I thank LeAp for being a partner in bringing innovative arts education to our public school students.”

"Thanks to our partnership with LeAp - Learning through an Expanded Arts Program – NYC Parks is able to help foster a passion for art amongst our city’s students, while also encouraging them to make a difference in their communities ,” said NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP.  "Having public artwork in our parks empowers and inspires us. The unique pieces created by these talented public school students delve deep into important social issues, and give them an opportunity to help raise awareness about the things that matter to them most.”

“LeAp is a wonderful New York organization that Jeanne-Claude and I have been proud to be involved in for many years. It is important for young students to learn about the arts, and we have always appreciated LeAp’s hands-on and personal approach to education,” said Christo.

“Kids are part of our communities and experience all the same things we do but don’t have a voice. LeAp’s Public Art Program gives them a citywide platform to express themselves on issues that matter most to them. We are so proud of our students who have taken on such major issues in thoughtful, creative and powerful ways and we are sure that the hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers who see these beautiful and meaningful tables citywide this summer will be enlightened and inspired,” said Creator/Director of LeAp’s Public Art Program Alexandra Leff.

Below is a list of the participating schools and parks in LeAp’s citywide Public Art exhibition:

QUEENS

Walter Reed School 9Q – Juniper Valley Park

Robert E. Peary School 75Q – Evergreen Park

STATEN ISLAND

PS/IS 25R - Snug Harbor Cultural Center

William A. Morris 61R – Silver Lake Park

BROOKLYN

53K – Tiger Playground

Park Slope School 282K – Washington Park

MANHATTAN

University Neighborhood Middle School 332M – Seward Park

Robert E. Simon School 165M – Morningside Park

BRONX

New Venture Academy 219X – Crotona Park

The New School for Leadership and Journalism 244X – Old Fort Four Park

LeAp’s Public Art Program was made possible by the generous support of NYC Parks and Recreation, NYC Department of Education, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, Keith Haring Foundation, Socrates Sculpture Park, Art Crating, Inc., Astoria Bank, Northfield Bank Foundation, Kinder Morgan Foundation, Richmond County Savings Foundation, Dedalus Foundation, Inc., Dun-Rite Specialized Carriers, LeNoble Lumber Co., Inc., School Excess, The Compleat Sculptor, SFDS, Whole Foods Market New York City, KADKO, Zabar’s, CAMBRO, Environmental Technology Inc., InstaShirt.com, notjusthandymen.com, and Mighty Mallet Woodworks. A very special thanks to NYC Department of Education’s Department of Facilities.

Learning through an Expanded Arts Program (LeAp) is a nonprofit, arts education organization committed to improving the quality of public education through a unique, hands-on, arts-based approach to teaching the core curriculum. Since 1977, LeAp has provided more than two million New York City students in kindergarten through 12th grade with music, dance, theater, digital media, and visual arts programs that directly teach the academic curriculum.  LeAp offers in-school residencies, afterschool activities, teacher trainings, parent workshops, and assembly programs to schools citywide, conducts programs in hospitals, shelters, and cultural institutions and develops educational materials. LeAp is an innovative leader in the field of arts education, and has received major awards, grants, and endorsements from the United States Department of Education, New York City Department of Education, Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD), The After School Corporation (TASC), and the offices of the mayor and governor.

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COME MEET THE STUDENTS WHO BECAME THE TEACHERS

WHEN:   Tuesday, June 2nd at 5:30 to 7:10 p.m. (5:30 to 6:15students will teach sculpture and portraits, 6:15 -6:45 art gallery, 6:45-7:10 hors d’oeurves, speeches, and acknowledgements
WHERE:  J.H.S. 194Q William Carr, (154-60 17th Ave, Whitestone, NY 11357 Front entrance.)

NEW YORK—this event is the culmination of LeAp’s Arts Continuum program. The program ensures that students receive an enriching arts program as they continue their education from elementary to middle school. Selected students from each class will be presenting their completed projects to families and facilitate arts workshop which demonstrates what they’ve learned in the program. All guests are welcome to try their artistic hand.

LeAp’ Arts Continuum Program has served 385 students. All grades at P.S. 209Q spent three months mastering color theory, water color, portrait, and landscape painting,  6th graders at J.H.S. 194Q mastered bas reliefs in the Egyptian and classic Greek styles. “It’s been amazing to build a Continuum from elementary school to middle school, I’m excited for the sharing between the two and to present their work to their parents” said Maureen Robbins, 7th Grade Assistant Principal, JHS194Q

LeAp is honored to have been awarded one of the 21 ARTS CONTINUUM grants from the NYC Department of Education in gaining this grant students have gained a new way of learning their history creatively. The program is funded by The Department of Education and held in both an elementary and J.H.S. LeAp partnered with the DOE and PS 209Q- Clearview Gardens School and JHS 196 William H. Carr, Learning through an Expanded Arts Program (LeAp) is a nonprofit, arts education organization committed to improving the quality of public education through a unique, hands-on, arts-based approach to teaching the core curriculum. Since 1977, LeAp has provided more than two million New York City students in kindergarten through 12th grade with music, dance, theater, digital media, and visual arts programs that directly teach the academic curriculum.  LeAp offers in-school residencies, afterschool activities, teacher trainings, parent workshops, and assembly programs to schools citywide, conducts programs in hospitals, shelters, and cultural institutions and develops educational materials. LeAp is an innovative leader in the field of arts education, and has received major awards, grants, and endorsements from the United States Department of Education, New York City Department of Education, Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD), The After School Corporation (TASC), and the offices of the mayor and governor.

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YOUTH SOCIAL ACTION THROUGH ART NYC STUDENTS CONDUCT PEER-TO-PEER WORKSHOP ON SOCIAL-ACTION-THOUGH-ART AT SOCRATES SCULPTURE PARK IN QUEENS

WHEN:Friday, May 29th
10am-1pm
WHERE: Socrates Sculpture Park
32-01 Vernon Boulevard, Long Island City (Queens)

Students in 10 New York City public middle schools from all five boroughs who participated in LEAP’S PUBLIC ART PROGRAM have created large-scale artworks that address major social issues in their communities and that will be on display in 10 parks through August—comprising the largest student exhibition in NYC parks history and the first to span the five boroughs. Student representatives from each of 10 schools will further their peer leadership skills in LEAP’S PUBLIC ART PROGRAM by presenting their work and leading an invited Queens school group in a social-action-through-art exhibition in which they will create an artwork on the surfaces of a cafeteria table ---- the artworks will reflect students ideas, concerns and messages on a wide variety of critical community issues such as racism, gun violence, bullying, environment, gay rights, etc. of the students’ choosing. This special peer-to-peer workshop is presented as a partnership between LeAp’s Public Art Program and Socrates Sculpture Park.

STUDENT PEER LEADERS:

·         Robert E. Peary School 75Q (Queens)
·         Walter Reed School 9Q (Queens)
·         University Neighborhood Middle School 332M (Manhattan)
·         Robert E. Simon School 165M (Manhattan)
·         New Venture Academy 219X (Bronx)
·         New School for Leadership and Journalism 244X (Bronx)
·         William A. Morris School 61R (Staten Island)
·         PS/IS 25R (Staten Island)
·         53K (Brooklyn)
·         Park Slope School 282K (Brooklyn)

These student peer leaders and their fellow students are part of a citywide exhibition “A View from the Lunchroom: Students Bringing Issues to the Table,” and their work will be in 10 community parks citywide (two in each borough) and will be on display from June through August, 2015. Developed by LeAp’s Public Art Program, this eighth-annual citywide exhibition empowers young people to have a voice in their communities to speak out on issues of relevance to them and become catalysts for social change through their art. Cafeteria tables are used as a canvas for this project as a symbol of student ideas and conversations.

Here is a short video on LeAp’s Public Art Program with program footage for previous years: https://www.dropbox.com/s/s7pfeyad9ubom58/LeapFinal2014.mp4

“We are very proud of our students. They are so brave to take on such critical community issues with such passion and creativity. The student representatives leading the peer-to-peer workshop at Socrates Sculpture Park will be furthering their peer leadership skills and I congratulate them on representing their peers and imparting their knowledge and expertise as they facilitate a social-action-through-art workshop with  an invited school group,” said Alexandra Leff, Director of LeAp’s Public Art Program.

“LeAp’s Public Art Program and Citywide Exhibition offer students the opportunity to share their artistic talents and shine a spotlight on pressing social and community issues,” said Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña. “The visual and performing arts not only make learning fun, they help students develop the critical-thinking skills and sense of mastery they need to succeed in school and in life. I thank LeAp for being a partner in bringing innovative arts education to our public school students.”

"Thanks to our partnership with LeAp - Learning through an Expanded Arts Program – NYC Parks is able to help foster a passion for art amongst our city’s students, while also encouraging them to make a difference in their communities ,” said NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP.  "Having public artwork in our parks empowers and inspires us. The unique pieces created by these talented public school students delve deep into important social issues, and give them an opportunity to help raise awareness about the things that matter to them most.”

"NYC Parks is proud to partner with LeAp - Learning through an Expanded Arts Program - to bring thoughtful public art works to all five boroughs of our city," said NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP.  "Public parks have historically served as venues for raising awareness of important social issues and that tradition continues today through the artistic creations of these talented public school students."

LeAp’s Public Art Program empowers NYC public school students to have a voice in their communities and speak out on social issues through the creation and public exhibition of art in NYC parks. Students work with a LeAp teaching artist to explore critical issues in their communities; study the history, practice and power of public art; and ultimately create large-scale artworks expressing themselves on an issues of relevance to them by creating a mural, mosaic or collage using a school lunchroom table as a canvas—a symbol of student ideas and conversations. Students visit with Guest Artists to see their art and learn about their lives—artists have included Kehinde Wiley Julian Schnabel, Jenny Holzer, Christo, Chuck Close, Lorna Simpson, Deborah Kass, Nari Ward, and Milton Glaser, among many others. This program culminates in a citywide student exhibition in 10 NYC parks—the largest student exhibition in the history of NYC parks and the first to span five boroughs. The exhibition is kicked-off at Union Square Park each May at which students present their beautiful and meaningful artworks and discuss the important issues addressed in their work.

LeAp’s Public Art Program was made possible by the generous support of NYC Parks and Recreation, NYC Department of Education, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, Keith Haring Foundation, Socrates Sculpture Park, Astoria Bank, Northfield Bank Foundation, Kinder Morgan Foundation, Richmond County Savings Foundation, Dedalus Foundation, Inc., Dun-Rite Specialized Carriers, LeNoble Lumber Co., Inc.,
School Excess, The Compleat Sculptor, SFDS, Whole Foods Market New York City, KADKO, Zabar’s, CAMBRO, Environmental Technology Inc., InstaShirt.com, notjusthandymen.com, and Mighty Mallet Woodworks. A very special thanks to NYC Department of Education’s Department of Facilities.

Learning through an Expanded Arts Program (LeAp) is a nonprofit, arts education organization committed to improving the quality of public education through a unique, hands-on, arts-based approach to teaching the core curriculum. Since 1977, LeAp has provided more than two million New York City students in kindergarten through 12th grade with music, dance, theater, digital media, and visual arts programs that directly teach the academic curriculum. LeAp is an innovative leader in the field of arts education, and has received major awards, grants, and endorsements from the United States Department of Education, New York City Department of Education, Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD), The After School Corporation (TASC), and the offices of the mayor and governor.


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NYC STUDENTS SPEAK OUT ON POLICE BRUTALITY, GUN VIOLENCE, RACISM CHILD NEGLECT, AND BULLYING AT KICK-OFF FOR LARGEST STUDENT ART EXHIBITION IN NYC PARKS HISTORY

*Kick-Off Event At Union Square – Tues, May 19th  at 11:30am---RAIN OR SHINE*

 

Images of student artworks from LeAp’s Public Art Exhibition to be unveiled on May 19

 

KICK-OFF FOR CITYWIDE STUDENT SOCIAL-ACTION CITYWIDE ART EXHIBITION WITH

UNVEILING OF ARTWORKS AND SPEECHES BY STUDENT ARTISTS/ACTIVISTS AND CITY DIGNITARIES

 

Tuesday, May 19 at 11:30am

Union Square Park (south plaza along 14th Street

RAIN OR SHINE

 

New York, NY: Students in 10 New York City public schools from all five boroughs will present their public art works—school lunchroom tables transformed into colorful works of art that address major social issues in their communities and the world (including POLICE BRUTALITY, GUN VIOLENCE, RACISM, GAY RIGHTS, BULLYING, CHILD NEGLECT, among others)—at the kick-off for the largest student art exhibition in the history of NYC parks and the first to span the five boroughs, created by Learning through an Expanded Arts Program (LeAp) in cooperation with NYC Parks & Recreation.

 

The citywide kick-off event will showcase the exhibition “A View from the Lunchroom: Students Bringing Issues to the Table,” and the 10 large-scale artworks will then be installed in 10 community parks citywide (two in each borough) and will be on display from June through August, 2015. Developed by LeAp’s Public Art Program, this eighth-annual citywide exhibition empowers young people to have a voice in their communities to speak out on issues of relevance to them and become catalysts for social change through their art. Lunchroom tables are used as a canvas for this project as a symbol of student ideas and conversations.

 

Here is a short video on LeAp’s Public Art Program with program footage for previous years: https://www.dropbox.com/s/s7pfeyad9ubom58/LeapFinal2014.mp4

“LeAp’s Public Art Program and Citywide Exhibition offer students the opportunity to share their artistic talents and shine a spotlight on pressing social and community issues,” said Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña. “The visual and performing arts not only make learning fun, they help students develop the critical-thinking skills and sense of mastery they need to succeed in school and in life. I thank LeAp for being a partner in bringing innovative arts education to our public school students.”

 

"Thanks to our partnership with LeAp - Learning through an Expanded Arts Program – NYC Parks is able to help foster a passion for art amongst our city’s students, while also encouraging them to make a difference in their communities ,” said NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP.  "Having public artwork in our parks empowers and inspires us. The unique pieces created by these talented public school students delve deep into important social issues, and give them an opportunity to help raise awareness about the things that matter to them most.”

"NYC Parks is proud to partner with LeAp - Learning through an Expanded Arts Program - to bring thoughtful public art works to all five boroughs of our city," said NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP.  "Public parks have historically served as venues for raising awareness of important social issues and that tradition continues today through the artistic creations of these talented public school students."

“Kids are part of our communities and experience all the same things we do but don’t have a voice. LeAp’s Public Art Program gives them a citywide platform to express themselves on issues that matter most to them. We are so proud of our students who have taken on such major issues in thoughtful, creative and powerful ways and we are sure that the hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers who see these beautiful and meaningful tables citywide this summer will be enlightened and inspired,” said Creator and Director of LeAp’s Public Art Program Alexandra Leff.

LeAp teaching artists worked with students in 10 schools to explore community issues, study the history and practice of public art, and ultimately create beautiful works of art on the surfaces of the lunchroom tables for public display. In addition, internationally-renowned Guest Artists Christo, Kehinde Wiley, Deborah Kass, Daze, Crash, Federico Solmi, How & Nosm, David Katzenstein, Sherrie Nickol, Bradley Hart, and Virginia Wagner met with students at their studios, gallery/museum exhibitions or at the schools to discuss their work and the power and impact of public art.

Below is a list of the participating schools and parks:

 

QUEENS

Walter Reed School 9Q – Juniper Valley Park

Robert E. Peary School 75Q – Evergreen Park

 

STATEN ISLAND

PS/IS 25R - Snug Harbor Cultural Center

William A. Morris 61R – Silver Lake Park

 

BROOKLYN

53K – Tiger Playground

Park Slope School 282K – Washington Park

 

MANHATTAN

University Neighborhood Middle School 332M – Seward Park

Robert E. Simon School 165M – Morninside Park

 

BRONX

New Venture Academy 219X – Crotona Park

The New School for Leadership and Journalism 244X – Old Fort Four Park

 

LeAp’s Public Art Program empowers NYC public school students to have a voice in their communities and speak out on social issues through the creation and public exhibition of art in NYC parks. Students work with a LeAp teaching artist to explore critical issues in their communities; study the history, practice and power of public art; and ultimately create large-scale artworks expressing themselves on an issues of relevance to them by creating a mural, mosaic or collage using a school lunchroom table as a canvas—a symbol of student ideas and conversations. Students visit with Guest Artists to see their art and learn about their lives—artists have included Kehinde Wiley Julian Schnabel, Jenny Holzer, Christo, Chuck Close, Lorna Simpson, Deborah Kass, Nari Ward, and Milton Glaser, among many others. This program culminates in a citywide student exhibition in 10 NYC parks—the largest student exhibition in the history of NYC parks and the first to span five boroughs. The exhibition is kicked-off at Union Square Park each May at which students present their beautiful and meaningful artworks and discuss the important issues addressed in their work.

 

LeAp’s Public Art Program was made possible by the generous support of NYC Parks and Recreation, NYC Department of Education, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, Keith Haring Foundation, Socrates Sculpture Park, Astoria Bank, Northfield Bank Foundation, Kinder Morgan Foundation, Richmond County Savings Foundation, Dedalus Foundation, Inc., Dun-Rite Specialized Carriers, LeNoble Lumber Co., Inc., School Excess, The Compleat Sculptor, SFDS, Whole Foods Market New York City, KADKO, Zabar’s, CAMBRO, Environmental Technology Inc., InstaShirt.com, notjusthandymen.com, and Mighty Mallet Woodworks. A very special thanks to NYC Department of Education’s Department of Facilities.

 

Learning through an Expanded Arts Program (LeAp) is a nonprofit, arts education organization committed to improving the quality of public education through a unique, hands-on, arts-based approach to teaching the core curriculum. Since 1977, LeAp has provided more than two million New York City students in kindergarten through 12th grade with music, dance, theater, digital media, and visual arts programs that directly teach the academic curriculum. LeAp is an innovative leader in the field of arts education, and has received major awards, grants, and endorsements from the United States Department of Education, New York City Department of Education, Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD), The After School Corporation (TASC), and the offices of the mayor and governor. www.leapnyc.org

 

 

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