The Harmony Project
Harmony Project is devoted solely to tuition-free music education for low-income youth. Beginning in 2001 with 36 students, they now serve 2,000 kids between the ages of 5-18, living in areas spanning 40 miles from South LA to Koreatown, Hollywood, Rampart and Pacoima. Harmony serves only low-income families who qualify for LAUSD’s free/reduced lunch program, ensuring these vulnerable students receive the support and guidance needed to stay in school and graduate high school prepared to be successful in college and ultimately set up to lead productive lives. Harmony is committed to staying with students for their entire childhood and believes in promoting the healthy growth and development of children and their communities through music. With a $32,000.00 grant from Women Helping Youth, Harmony will purchase a passenger van to transport 414 children annually. These are children who have difficulties keeping up with the program due to a lack of transportation and/or would otherwise need to travel through gang territory and dangerous neighborhoods to attend Monday-Saturday music classes, concerts, field trips, college tours, and educational workshops throughout the year. The van will insure that Harmony can more easily manage basic transportation logistics, with safe passage for the children and their instruments.