Donation Options

Give In-School Music Education to NYC Youth

 
$1,295
$48,705
Raised
Remaining

Summary

Your support will help 20,000 economically disadvantaged children in New York City receive music education as part of their school day during 2014-15. ETM's NYC Partner School Program provides EVERY student with music class as a core subject, because, when children learn music, they gain self-esteem, strengthen their cognitive skills, and achieve higher academic performance, leading to better thinkers and lifelong learners. ETM works closely with school principals to create sustainable programs.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Access to music education is often influenced by socioeconomic status, district lines and lotteries. In New York City, 59% of public schools do not have a full-time music teacher, and only one-third of 6th-8th graders reported receiving music instruction in 2012-13. Many children in at-risk populations have been left with either no music instruction at all, or access only to short-term or isolated experiences. ETM partners with inner-city schools to ensure every child receives music education.

How will this project solve this problem?

ETM's program provides music as a core subject to every student at each partner school. We hire music teachers; we train and support these teachers so they can be eligible to be hired by schools as part of a long-term plan for sustaining programs. We provide curriculum, musical instruments, and instructional materials. We conduct outreach to classroom teachers and parents to build understanding and advocacy for music education. We collaborate with principals on management and strategic planning.

Potential Long Term Impact

By providing quality music education to 20,000 students and building support within school communities, this program will: provide students with musical skills and knowledge; support growth in students' self-confidence and self-esteem; support improved achievement in other academic areas; support community involvement; and increase the capacity of partner schools to sustain music programs on their own so that the benefits of music education can continue beyond the life of ETM.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $1,295
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $48,705
Total Funding Goal: $50,000

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

Donate by US Mobile Phone

Text GIVE 10585 to 80088 to donate $10 to Give In-School Music Education to NYC Youth. Message and data rates may apply. Only works for US mobile phones.
TXT MSG from our lawyers: Note that your $10 donation will be made to the GlobalGiving Foundation-Give In-School Music Education to NYC Youth project. Charges will appear on your wireless bill, or be deducted from your prepaid balance. All purchases must be authorized by the account holder. You must reply YES to the confirmation message. You must be 18 years of age or have parental permission to participate. Text STOP to 80088 to stop all communication. Text HELP to 80088 for help. Message and data rates may apply. Full Terms: www.mGive.org/T. Privacy Policy: goto.gg/privacy.
An anonymous donor will match all new monthly recurring donations, but only if 75% of donors upgrade to a recurring donation today.
Terms and conditions apply.
Make a monthly recurring donation on your credit card. You can cancel at any time.
Make a donation in honor or memory of:
What kind of card would you like to send?
How much would you like to donate?
  • $10
  • $15
  • $85
  • $150
  • $450
  • $1,000
  • $5,000
  • $10
    each month
  • $15
    each month
  • $85
    each month
  • $150
    each month
  • $450
    each month
  • $1,000
    each month
  • $5,000
    each month
  • $

Organization

Project Leader

Katherine Damkohler

Executive Director
New York, NY United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Give In-School Music Education to NYC Youth
Close
Great; we do too!
Enter your email address to receive updates from this project and from GlobalGiving
We respect your privacy.