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Genesee Center Receives $50,000 to Support Youth Photographers

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Apr 13, 2016

Genesee Center for the Arts & Education (GCAE) has received a $50,000 GO! Program grant from the ECMC Foundation to support the Center’s Studio 678 youth photography program.

According to Sharon Turner, photography director at GCAE, the grant “will provide much needed support for our Studio 678 students in the 2016-2017 school year. It will also help us to develop a mentoring/training program for students now in high school in the spring/summer that would provide trained volunteers/role models for the following year's program for middle school students. We have wanted to do this for years and this is our opportunity to make our dream happen and further enhance our programming for inner city students.”

Funding from the grant will:

  • Support the next cohort of students in the program for the 2016/2017 academic year.
  • Increase transportation assistance and provide additional teacher training to support students with learning challenges. Student participants come to the Center on a first-come, first-served basis with 30% having a variety of physical, emotional or medical issues.
  • Engage an additional small group of students for a shorter spring or summer program. This group could include previous program participants who are now high school students that would benefit from continued connection and could serve as interns/volunteers and role models with the middle school program the following year.


About Genesee Center for the Arts & Education

Genesee Center for the Arts & Education is a community-based not-for-profit that educates, encourages and inspires all people to create and enjoy the visual arts. As a member of the National Guild for Community Arts Education, the organization is committed to making high-quality arts education available to all.

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