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Dear Friends:

The following testimonials tell the Bronx Arts Ensemble story:

“When I came to America from the Ivory Coast four years ago, I hardly spoke English and was very shy.  At Bronx International Community high school the capoeira and theater classes provided by BAE teaching artists filled a missing piece in my life, allowing me to gain in confidence and be the person that I am today. Now as a business major at Lehman College I am working as an intern for the Bronx Arts Ensemble. I’m looking forward to work with people who are dedicated to the Bronx in order to help students develop their full potential and realize themselves.”  -Oumar

“I’m a senior citizen living in the Pelham Parkway/Morris Park section of the Bronx for more than a decade. I’m proud to say that I have attended almost all of the free performances of the Bronx Arts Ensemble.  Whether it’s jazz, chamber music, the holiday concerts or the annual orchestra performance in Van Cortlandt Park, I look forward to the joy of these events with eager anticipation. I have made friends and expanded my taste for many music styles. Thank you for providing a wonderful service of humanity!”– Suzanne

“I’m a middle school student at MS 224 in Mott Haven. I love studying singing after school with John, my BAE teaching artist. Singing is a great way to express myself. I’m learning how to read music and it’s giving me an opportunity to express myself in my two languages, English and Spanish!” -Elena

“Listening to musicians of the Bronx Arts Ensemble inspired my lifelong passion for music.  As a teenager I attended several memorable, local performances by the Ensemble. I heard for the first time classics and new music performed with exquisite technical and creative flair. Several decades later I have returned to BAE, as a member of the staff, and it’s been sheer joy to help deliver performances and education to so many diverse, appreciative constituencies in the Bronx” -David (The last testimonial is my own!)

Would you be willing to assist us with a tax-deductible donation to help us impact these and other appreciative neighbors?  We have relied primarily on government support, but government support for arts and education is not guaranteed.   Most of our constituents cannot pay for the services we provide, so we are calling on you to support these unique and valuable programs.

Our work has a powerful impact on our community.   Some of the proven outcomes of our work include:

  • Violence reduction in schools
  • Improved academic performance
  • Nurturing of emerging artists and audiences
  • Comfort and mental stimulation for seniors
  • Family reinforcement through our children’s musical theater series

Please help the Bronx Arts Ensemble promote culture and harmony in the Bronx.

Best wishes to you and yours,

David Nussenbaum
Executive Director

 

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO DONATE TODAY. EVERY CONTRIBUTION OF WHATEVER SIZE MAKES A DIFFERENCE IN A STUDENT’S LIFE.

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