Music Transforming Lives

by Dreams Can Be Foundation


To make use of diverse artistic manifestations, principally music, as a means of changing individually and collectively children and youngsters who find themselves in a socially risky situation.
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More than 100 students, from 8 to 20 years of age, study voice, the recorder, violin, viola, and cello. All classes are free as students come from families earning less USD$100 per month. The program needs donations in order to buy instruments and instruction materials, cover operational costs and expand the program to reach more children.


Kids receive two 1-hour lessons per week and participate in a rehearsal on Saturdays. Introduction to music and score reading, instrument instruction and singing and voice, playful activities, perform at schools, theaters, cultural centers, etc.

Long-Term Impact

Music skills learned at Reciclarte are the catalyst for changes in other areas of children’s lives such as completing education, a stronger sense of self-esteem and good citizenship.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


Sponsor Org's website program info in English
Project Website with some info in English

Organization Information

Dreams Can Be Foundation

Location: Johnstown, PA - USA
Website: http:/​/​​

Funded Project!

Thanks to 1 donor like you, a total of $470 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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