“Global Education Through the Arts”
“This program is unique in that it focuses on both African American and immigrant youth at risk,” said Cecilia Nadal, president of the board of directors of Gitana Productions. “This is a community-based response which aims at creating an authentic cross cultural synergy between diverse communities in South City. The project uses the arts to bring youth together in harmony and teach important global skills for their future success. We engage a broad spectrum of the community including parents, employers, educators and the faith-based community to be part of a ‘cross-cultural solution.’”
Financial assistance has been provided by the Monsanto Fund and the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency and a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art. Support also comes from the Regional Arts Commission, Arts and Education Council of St. Louis. Private donations are important to maintaining the program.
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