Established in 1983, The Frances Davis / Harlem Stage Arts Education Program is rooted in the belief that arts education helps to develop a young person’s creativity. The program aids in the development of a positive self-image, problem-solving and team-building skills, plus fosters respect for ethnic and cultural diversity. Each year, their teaching artists engage hundreds of A. Philip Randolph High School students, who lack access to live performances and attend a school that does not have sufficient funding for arts education.
The grant from CCS enables Harlem Stage to enrich the education programs. Now, more than ever, as funding cuts threaten arts education programs in schools, CCS helps to position this program as a critical creative outlet for Harlem’s youth and is poised to create long-lasting change in the greater New York City community.