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Harlem School of the Arts Receives $5 Million Grant

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Sep 20, 2012
New York, NY

The New York Times reported on Friday that Guild member Harlem School of the Arts (HSA) has received a $5 million grant from the Herb Alpert Foundation. According to Yvette L. Campbell, HSA's executive director, this grant will be "transformative" for the school, whose entire operating budget is only $3.4 million. According to the Times, the grant "will allow the school to retire its debt, restore its endowment and create a scholarship program for needy students." Herb Alpert, founder of the Foundation, said of the motivations spurring the generous contribution, "I believe that the best chance we have for creating happier and more responsible kids is through the arts. They get in touch with their humanity."

This is the largest grant in HSA's history, and is the latest development in a two year turnaround for the school, which was forced to close it's doors due to financial crisis in 2010.

Read the full New York Times Article

About Harlem School of the Arts

Since its founding by internationally-acclaimed soprano Dorothy Maynor in 1964, the Harlem School of the Arts (HSA) has transformed the lives of tens of thousands of young people ages 4-18 through world-class training in the arts. HSA offers children and young adults in Harlem and beyond the freedom to find and develop the artist, student, and citizen within themselves in an environment that teaches discipline, stimulates creativity, builds self-confidence and adds a dimension of beauty to our students' lives, empowering them to become the creative thinkers and innovative leaders of tomorrow.

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