2024 will mark our 4th year of doing outreach work in the Philadelphia School District and providing summer camp scholarships. This work is critical to our organization and we need your support to keep it going.
In our previous announcements, I shared the numbers: between our winter and spring fundraisers of the concluding season we raised an accumulation of $18,000. Our organization contributed $15,000 of profits to give back. We aren’t only doing the work. We also have skin in the game. Altogether, to at least match the work we did last year, we need to raise $33,000. Your help is critical.
We are the only organization in the region that is based in Contemporary Black Vernacular Dance that is doing outreach in underserved neighborhoods. We are also new to the game. In many ways, we are the underdog. The legacy players are the city’s modern dance and ballet companies. Often, these organizations hire hip hop dancers to do their teaching opposed to doing ballet or modern offerings in their outreach. This is a clear sign to the relevance and impact of living Black American Vernacular forms. The distinction between our organization is the depth and thoughtfulness of pedagogy and curriculum.
I pledge to continue to push the bar and challenge what is expected of outreach art educators. My goal is for MoveMakers and Urban Movement Arts to be disrupters in this space, raising the bar for what we can offer in public schools. In order to continue to push the bar, we need your support.
Give to I Am The Move, today!
I Am The Move has been supported by our fiscal sponsor, Archedream for Humankind, since 2021. With are extremely thankful for ADHK director, Patricia Dominguez', continued support.
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Our Goals for 2024 Season