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Art Expression Receives $20,000 for After-School Programming in 2018

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Feb 26, 2018

In a strong display of support for arts education in western Pennsylvania, the Jack Buncher Foundation has awarded Art Expression Inc. a programming grant of $20,000. Art Expression is a (501)(c)(3) nonprofit provider of after-school programs that use components of art and music therapy to promote social and emotional learning for children and adolescents. In addition to its flagship Creative pARTners program, Art Expression Inc. has developed specialty programs that combine science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) concepts with art to create STEAM programming. This grant will fund all of Art Expression’s STEAM programs in two school districts—Allegheny Valley and Jeannette City—in the current calendar year.

“The children in both of these underserved school districts face big challenges and are in need of programs such as ours,” says Art Expression president Angela Lowden. “Sometimes the schools aren’t able to allocate much money toward art supplies and programming. Worse, in many cases the students are dealing with serious problems at home. Art Expression gives them a safe space and an oasis of inclusion and non-judgement. Without this gift, these children wouldn’t be able to continue to participate in this enrichment program that means so much to them.”

Learn more about the Art Expression here.

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