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For our pop up we're partnering with the amazing organization Inner City Arts as our non-profit partner. Inner City Arts, based in DTLA brings a variety of art education to a multitude of students in the LA area. During the month we'll be taking donations and will donate a portion of our profits to the non-profit. Read on to learn more about this amazing initiative in a little chat we had with Vy Pham, their director of communication.
How do you feel an art education contributes to the growth and well being of your students?
Engagement in the arts is so important to the development of young people for all of the reasons I mentioned earlier. The creative process helps its participants unearth a sense of self. The arts are not only important to the emotional development of students, they also have great effect on academic outcomes, helping to close the achievement gap. Studies have shown that low-income students who are highly engaged in the arts are more likely to graduate high school and twice as likely to graduate college as their peers with no arts education.