We recently completed a joy project in La Sagrada Familia, the orphanage community we support in Lima. 19 ALEGRIA team members - 16 Peruanos + 3 New Yorkers - taught 125 kids visual art, photography, music, dance, and product/industrial design. For many of the kids, it was their very creative experience.
The youth band performed (traditional Andean music!), Talia's neice's band performed (rock!), and we checked in on our ongoing youth symphonic orchestra and youth Andean music program. Your support enabled us to hire a full-time music teacher for the kids' new school year. 30 kids will be in ongoing symphonic orchestra lessons with their Profesor Ismael. We filmed and can't wait to share. Keep scrolling for more photos.
We can't wait for you to get to know Patrick Boatwright. Our newest team member, he's a photographer and filmmaker by trade and recently joined us in Lima. We'll intro you soon via the Makers Series.
Our work with New York youth is in full swing. This spring in NYC, ALEGRIA teaching artists are mentoring teens in product design, creative writing, spoken word, and poetry.
Thank you to each of you who support this important work. It isn't possible without you. Join us by donating monthly to provide arts education to kids who need it most: www.wearealegria.org/give
New Yorkers, don't miss this Monday night, Feb 10th, at Taj in Flatiron! ALEGRIA Board member Talia Castro-Pozo is hosting a Peruvian fiesta. La Mecanica Popular is playing live. If you've ever wanted to salsa AND support youth in NYC/Peru, come celebrate with us this Monday.
Shay, Anna Caroline, + the ALEGRIA Team
Talia teaching dance
Music Teaching Artists Axel and Horacio
Painting by Miguel Angel, 12 years old
Flavia Teaching Maskmaking
Meet Patrick Boatright! Newest ALEGRIA Team member
Andres, Photography Teaching Artist