Providing free music instruction to Chicago's underserved youth

Chicago is home to struggling public schools, divisive racial tension, and some of the country's worst crime and violence statistics. In spite of these limitations, Chicago Arts and Music Project serves to create a community of inclusion, creativity, and excellence for East Garfield Park's youth.

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Chicago Arts and Music Project is thrilled to be partnering with Breakthrough Ministries at their FamilyPlex! Breakthrough Ministries is community organization located in East Garfield Park that specializes in youth development, homelessness intervention, and neighborhood transformation. Chicago Arts and Music Project rehearses 6 days every week at their community center, offering free orchestral instruction and private lessons. For more information about Breakthrough Ministries, visit their website.

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