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Newsletter Issue 24
February - March, 2012 
Our Musical Theater Students at Cypress Hills LDC / IS 171 Perform 
Optimistic Orphan
Video Credit: Dina Doyle
Since early October, students in Arts to Grow's musical theater class at Brooklyn's Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation/ I.S. 171 have been working together as a  theater ensemble and learning the skills for a solid foundation in acting, singing, dancing, and stagecraft.  While the year-long program doesn't end until June, students are rehearsing three times weekly in March to prepare for the full length production Tiny Town of Terrors set to premiere the first week of April.

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Arts to Grow Selected for
Youth I.N.C's 2012 Celebration Program

--A year-long fundraising training program to help build more sustainable organizations--

New York, NY - March 20, 2012 - Arts to Grow, which brings quality after-school arts education programs to communities in NYC & urban NJ is honored to participate in Youth I.N.C.™s annual Celebration ProgramYouth, I.N.C., is a nonprofit that improves the lives of New York City's youth through a unique venture philanthropy model that empowers, develops, and educates nonprofit organizations serving young people.

Spotlight on ATG Volunteer Dina Doyle  

Mar 3/12
Photo Credit: Dina Doyle

"Every part of my experience with Arts to Grow is about learning-learning about the organization and learning about aspects of the creative process," muses Dina Doyle, an Arts to Grow volunteer of almost a year and a half.  Ms. Doyle's work for Arts to Grow can be viewed on our blog, on our YouTube page, and on Flickr. In a recent interview, we asked Ms. Doyle what it is about Arts to Grow that keeps her coming back.  

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Mallory King Speaks at Foundation Center and a Symposium: Art is Not Apart
Photo Credit: Miguel Cossio

Our Founder / Executive Director, Mallory King was invited to speak at two recent conferences.  On January 5th, she addressed The Foundation Center's Lessons Learned Series for Nonprofit Startups. As a panelist on Lessons from Successful Founders, Mallory discussed how ATG's operational model leverages skilled volunteers and pro bono consultants, who assist ATG with everything from web design to strategic planning. The panel also featured the expertise of Richard Webb, Executive Director Pro World Foundation.

On January 26th at the invitation of Michael Roderick, Mallory participated in Art is Not Apart presented by The Performance Project @ University Settlement and Abrons Arts Center, Henry Street Settlement.  The panel of leaders in the field discussed: Creating Possibilities: Exploring Working Models, Approaches and Techniques.

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Our Musical Theater Students at Cypress Hills LDC / IS 171 Perform
Arts to Grow Selected for Youth I.N.C's 2012 Celebration Program
Spotlight on ATG Volunteer Dina Doyle
Mallory King Speaks at Foundation Center and a Symposium
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