Living Arts was awarded a $100,000 grant from United Way for Southeastern Michigan, but we need your help to raise the required match!

"Living Arts adds arts to our core academic subjects, including English and Math. Their El Arte program ensures ALL kids learn. Each year I watch my English learners improve their literacy and other critical skills through movement, music and drama and enter kindergarten ready to learn."
--Kathy Coakley, Education Coordinator at Vistas Nuevas Head Start

Living Arts was awarded a $100,000 grant from United Way for Southeastern Michigan, but we need your help to raise the required match!

Living Arts is one of only eleven nonprofits selected to receive support from the United Way for Southeastern Michigan's Social Innovation Fund (SIF). The Social Innovation Fund is a federal grant recognizing best and promising practices in early childhood education across the nation. With this grant Living Arts can dramatically improve kindergarten readiness for children in Detroit. This early intervention is absolutely critical for our youth’s ongoing success.

With your help, Living Arts will receive $100,000 this year - and for the next four years - to expand our "El Arte" pre-kindergarten arts and literacy program into every Detroit public school with English language learners. However, we can't do it without you: to receive the support Living Arts must raise an additional $100,00 in matching funds. Our goal is to raise the first $10,000 of this match by the end of July.

Your donation will enable El Arte pre-K to reach 18 more schools and an additional 832 children, plus their teachers and families. Our arts-infused education residencies will then reach over 2,000 children, boosting their literacy and other essential kindergarten readiness skills through dance, music and drama activities.

Any amount you donate today will help Living Arts meet the United Way match requirement -- enabling us to make a positive difference for hundreds more children in Detroit.

Studies demonstrate that 90% of a child’s brain is developed by the age of 4. In low-income households, 3 year olds hear 30 million fewer words than children in middle-income households. Over 50% of Detroit kids are not kindergarten ready. El Arte pre-K closes the readiness gap, helping ensure future success for thousands of Detroit youth each year.

Every dollar counts. Will you help us reach 832 more pre-K students, ensuring 2,000 Detroit children enter kindergarten ready to learn?

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    8701 W. Vernor Hwy.
    Ste. 202
    Detroit, MI 48209
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    431950379

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