The VH1 Save the Music Foundation is a non-profit committed to ensuring that music instruction remains at the center of a complete education. Since 1997, Save the Music has partnered with more than 1900 public schools in 231 school districts to give children the tools and confidence they need to excel in academics and in life. Get involved at vh1savethemusic.org, and join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram by connecting with us at @vh1savethemusic.
ABOUT AFTER SCHOOL MATTERS
Founded in 1991 by former Chicago First Lady Maggie Daley, who served as its Board Chair until her passing in 2011, After School Matters® is a nonprofit organization that offers Chicago high school teens high quality, out-of-school-time opportunities to explore and develop their talents, while gaining critical skills for work, college and beyond. Over the past two decades, more than 100,000 teens have participated in our hands-on, project-based arts, science, sports, technology and communications programs at Chicago public high schools, community locations across the city and Downtown at Gallery 37 Center for the Arts. After School Matters programs are developed and delivered through a network of public and private partnerships, including Chicago Public Schools, the Chicago Park District, the Chicago Public Library and a wide range of community organizations.
Girlstart, founded in Austin, TX, aims to increase girls’ interest and engagement in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) through innovative, nationally-recognized informal STEM education programs. By empowering more girls to continue STEM studies, Girlstart helps address our nation’s STEM workforce inequities and impact innovation and economic development in America and across the globe. Girlstart develops and implements a range of innovative, research- and standards-based education and mentorship programs designed to promote girls’ early engagement and academic success in STEM, encourage girls’ aspirations and persistence in STEM education and careers, and incubate a talented and diverse STEM workforce. Girlstart was founded in 1997 in Austin, TX and is the only community-based informal STEM education nonprofit in the nation specifically dedicated to empowering and equipping girls in STEM through year round educational programming. http://www.girlstart.org
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ABOUT WOMEN’S INITIATIVE
Women’s Initiative for Self Employment provides high-potential, low-income women with the training, funding and ongoing support to start their own business and become financially self sufficient. The women who go through our program significantly increase their income and assets while launching businesses, creating jobs and stimulating the local economy. We have urban hubs in San Francisco and Oakland to serve women throughout the Bay Area and are now offering our business training services in New York City.
ABOUT OFF THE MAT, INTO THE WORLD
Off the Mat, Into the World (OTM) is dedicated to bridging yoga and activism. Founded in 2007, OTM’s mission is to use the power of yoga to inspire conscious, sustainable activism and ignite grassroots social change. Yoga is a powerful path of personal transformation. At its root, the word means ‘union’ – of mind, body and spirit. Yoga opens our hearts and expands our awareness of self creating space for balance and deep change in our lives. OTM helps individuals take the path of yoga “off the mat and into the world,” expanding the sphere of change outward to local and global communities. OTM does this by facilitating personal empowerment through leadership trainings, fostering community collaboration, and initiating local and global service projects.
BROOKLYN ARTS COUNCIL
Brooklyn-based non-profit arts organization that gives grants, presents free and affordable arts events, trains artists and arts professionals, incubates new projects and promotes artists and cultural groups across the borough. With the help of the community, Brooklyn Arts Council is hoping to generate enough participation to raise the total $5,000 through the #ToyotaGiving campaign. These funds will go toward a variety of Brooklyn Arts Council programs and initiatives such as Arts in Education, which engages students, teachers, parents and community members in educational arts experiences including digital, literary, performing and visual arts; Scene: Brooklyn, independent film and media arts showcases the diverse film talent based in Brooklyn and brings Brooklyn filmmakers together with new audiences; and Folk Arts, which works with Brooklyn’s traditional artists and their immigrant communities to preserve and present arts expressive of Brooklyn’s heritage including folk song, storytelling, social dance, foodways, material culture and more.
ABOUT WOMAN MADE GALLERY
Woman Made Gallery (WMG) is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1992 to support women in the arts by providing opportunities and hosting exhibitions that raise public awareness and recognition of women’s cultural contributions. From 1992 through 2012 WMG has hosted 349 exhibitions, made up of 175 group shows, 126 invitational/solo shows, 38 Artisan Gallery exhibitions, and 10 off-site shows. Approximately 7,250 women artists have exhibited their work since WMG was established. WMG is located at 685 North Milwaukee Ave in Chicago.
ABOUT WORLD UP
World Up is a non-profit organization founded in 2004 that aims to foster cross-cultural understanding and empower youth through hip hop, education, and technology. United by a deep love for music, and a faith in its power as a tool for social change, World Up partners with international artists and local musicians to explore global issues, technology and literacy and teach skills such as music production and leadership.
ABOUT WTUL 91.5 FM
WTUL is a progressive/alternative FM radio outlet in New Orleans, Louisiana, operating at 91.5 MHz with an ERP of 1.5 kW. The station, operated primarily by students of Tulane University, offers a mix of cutting-edge progressive, electronica, classical, New Age, straight ahead jazz, folk, blues Latin, world reggae, show tunes, kid’s show and an eclectic mix of a variety of genres.
ABOUT WREK 91.1 FM
WREK 91.1 FM is the entirely student managed, operated and engineered radio station at Georgia Tech. WREK has been broadcasting throughout the Atlanta-metropolitan area since 1968. Their programming consists of dozens of specialty shows produced in-house, syndicated programming, public affairs broadcasting, and broadly defined ‘formats’ which include classical music, world music, rock, ambient, and experimental.