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Dec 05

Giving Back : Spotlight on Harmony Project

Giving Back : Spotlight on Harmony Project
Sakroots partners with several charitable organizations who share in our belief of peace and harmony among all things. Each of our artist prints correlates to a specific charity, and if you choose to donate to one of our partner charities at checkout, Sakroots will match your donation. Each month, we highlight one of our charity partners so you can see what each is all about.

Harmony Project

Amidst rising acts of national injustice and violence throughout the past year, Harmony Project is devoted to helping children in LA create better lives for themselves, their families and their communities through education and the arts. Harmony Project's mission is to promote the healthy growth of children through the study, practice, and performance of music. Arts engagement is essential to building confidence and identity, characteristics necessary for kids overcoming adversity. By developing and engaging children as musical ambassadors, they learn they have the power to create and actively shape their world. 

 

The Program

Harmony Project serves 13 communities across Los Angeles, engaging with an average of 2000 students from various neighborhoods. Each student receives an instrument to take home, as well as weekly lessons taught by a professional teaching artist. Every student, regardless of age, instrument or skill level, plays in a group orchestra which holds concerts and performs at community events throughout the year. Eligible graduates may even receive college scholarships. Harmony Project students have been accepted to top universities around the world and have been recognized for their achievements. 

Support

Harmony Project has been recognized nationally for the quality and scope of it's work. It costs about $1500 per year to provide an instrument, instruction and program support to one child. Thanks to generous donations from the government, corporations, partners, foundations and individuals, Harmony Project is able to raise money to assist in these valuable program activities.
Harmony Project is supported by Sakroots' "Songbird" print, created by painter Josana Blue. It symbolizes "the infinite love given to us through music and rhythm." To learn more about Harmony Project, visit www.harmony-project.org.