ARTS WITH A PURPOSE!
We would like to extend a heartfelt THANK YOU to AT&T for awarding funding to our organization for the third year in a row! Please read the press release below to learn more about AT&T’s commitment to advancing education, strengthening communities and improving lives through it’s community initiatives. Thank You AT&T!
“AT&T Contributes $15,000 to Center for Creative Education
For community-based programming in Kingston
Contribution marks $35,000 since 2014
Kingston-based non-profit Center for Creative Education (CCE) will celebrate AT&T’s $15,000 contribution to support community-based programming, including the 2nd Annual Diversity Parade with the theme of “Diversity is Kingston’s Superpower!” and 6th Annual “Let’s Move!” Ulster events. Both events will be held Father’s Day, June 19th starting at 3pm.
The parade route begins at Academy Green Park, 238 Clinton Ave., Kingston, and ends at the Cornell Street Municipal Parking Lot. This year’s events highlight Father’s Day and the positive male role models within our community as well as a special commemoration of those who recently lost their lives in Orlando.
CCE Executive Director, Bryant “Drew” Andrews stated; “The recent tragedy in Orlando, Florida has left me sad but not broken! We will not be broken, we will not lose faith in humanity because of the acts of a few sick people. CCE’s Diversity Parade will bring community together to celebrate all people believing in the power of Diversity, regardless of their age, race, creed, color, sex, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, marital status, and socioeconomic status.”
The contribution marks $35,000 in support CCE has received from AT&T over the past three years to enhance its various programs for the community. Mayor Steve Noble and an AT&T official will be available for media interviews at immediately prior to the start of the parade.
“AT&T is pleased to support CCE and its good work in Kingston.” said Marissa Shorenstein, president of AT&T New York. “Community-based programs that help students are the lynchpin of much of AT&T’s philanthropic effort, and Center for Creative Education has really made a difference in this community with its innovative programming.”
AT&T’s contribution to the Center for Creative Education grows out of the company’s commitment to advancing education, strengthening communities and improving lives. Through its community initiatives, AT&T has a long history of investing in projects that create learning opportunities; promote academic and economic achievement; or address community needs and development. AT&T Aspire is AT&T’s signature $350 million philanthropic initiative that drives innovation in education by bringing diverse resources to bear on the issue including funding, technology, employee volunteerism, and mentoring. The company also has been committed for more than a century celebrating and encouraging diversity by supporting underserved populations including women, seniors, youth, LGBT community, people with disabilities and low-income families. In addition, AT&T is one the 4th ranked company on the DiversityInc Top 50 list and is the top-ranked tech company, and ranked No. 1 among all companies regarding recruitment and supplier diversity.
“We are excited to be the recipient of AT&T contributions,” said Andrews. “I look forward to continuing our valued relationship with AT&T to further enhance affordable and low cost and free programming to the youth of our community.
In its 6th year, “Let’s Move!” Ulster is expected to draw in over a thousand people from the Hudson Valley. Participants can partake in a flash mob, participate in various fitness demonstrations such as DXF® – Dance Xross Fitness® and Yoga, engage with community vendors and enjoy performances by P.O.O.K (Percussion Orchestra of Kingston) and Energy Dance Company.
CCE continually strives to expand its offerings to the community. Some of these offerings include group fitness programs for youth and adults, drumming and dance programs, technology based learning, audio and visual arts, special programming for pre-school age children and new this fall; a home school day program and afterschool programming. CCE is also home to internationally award winning professional dance ensemble, Energy Dance Company and drumming ensemble, Percussion Orchestra of Kingston (P.O.O.K). It is CCE’s mission to “enrich the social and cultural awareness of our youth and community through arts, wellness and education”.
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