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Sitar Arts Center Receives 2015 Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Management

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May 21, 2015

The Center for Nonprofit Advancement and The Washington Post has announced that Sitar Arts Center is the recipient of The Washington Post 2015 Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Management. Sitar Arts Center, a Guild member organization that provides multidisciplinary arts education to underserved youth in Washington D.C., will receive a $20,000 grant to support future programming.

The yearly award recognizes outstanding achievement and organizational management for a nonprofit in the Washington D.C. metro area. According to the Center for Nonprofit Advancement, Sitar Arts Center was selected based on the organization’s exemplary management practices, including:

  • Their "culture of planning," which allows the leadership team to commit to bold goals, adapt to changing community needs, and remain deliberate in its own organizational growth.
  • The implementation of a Leadership Council, which is composed of other community leaders who wish to engage with Sitar’s work. The council is an opportunity to cultivate future board leaders and provides a place for tenured board members to continue to serve.
  • Extensive and active partnerships with arts organizations throughout D.C., making Sitar a “go-to” organization for issues related to children and youth in the community.


“The Washington Post congratulates Sitar Arts Center on receiving the 2015 Award,” said Steve Hills, President and General Manager of The Washington Post. “The Post is proud to support an award that for the past 20 years has provided valuable best practices for the D.C. nonprofit community.”

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About Sitar Arts Center

Sitar Arts Center provides young people in its inner-city community the opportunity to discover their gifts in the visual and performing arts. The Center’s programs are built on the knowledge that exposure to the arts dramatically enhances learning skills, cognitive developments, social awareness and self esteem.

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