|Program type||After School|
|Deadline||Feb. 18, 2017|
Griot Music Program
New York City Mission Society improves the lives of children, youth, and families in New York City’s most underserved communities. By providing educational support, workforce development, restorative justice, and supportive services that respond to community needs, we create cycles of success for generations to come.
New York City Mission Society envisions a city in which every New Yorker thrives in a safe and loving environment, contributes to the overall well-being of the community, and receives the support needed to achieve a joyful and independent life.
New York City Mission Society values kindness, compassion, dignity, respect, and excellence. We demonstrate these values by delivering services that encourage critical thinking, self-confidence, and resilience in the children, youth, and families we serve.
Called Global Rhythms In Our Tribe (GRIOT), the free music program was launched in 2015 in partnership with the Afro Latin Jazz Alliance (ALJA), founded by Grammy Award-Winning pianist, composer, and educator Arturo O'Farrill. The innovative GRIOT program is part of the Mission Society’s mission to offer academic support and cultural enrichment to our city.