Music Instruments For At-Risk Youth In New Orleans

Goal: $ 15000

No of Donation: 297



Goal: $ 15000
Amount Raised: $ 15322
Remaining : $
No of Donation : 297
Category : Education
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Contact Number : 504-309-7934
Address : 4040 Tulane Ave, Suite 6000
State : New Orleans
City : LA
Country : US
Zipcode : 70119


While most schools across the country need musical instruments and classes, the need continues to be especially acute in post-Katrina New Orleans, as looted or flood damaged schools reopen and new schools are founded. Currently 30% of New Orleans schools do not have music programs and 90% of the students we serve are minorities who qualify for free and reduced price lunch. Our efforts focus on these at-risk youth ages 12 through 19 with limited or no access to instruments or music programs.


The mission of the Tipitina's Foundation is to support Louisiana and New Orleans' irreplaceable music community and preserve the state's unique musical cultures. The Foundation works to support childhood music education, the professional development of adult musicians, and the increased profile and viability of Louisiana music as a cultural, educational, and economic resource.
The goal of this project is to provide new and used musical instruments to increase at-risk youth participation in the Greater New Orleans area public school music programs and marching bands.

Long-Term Impact

Providing musical instruments to a new generation will not only keep the musical legacy of New Orleans alive, but will provide at-risk youth with skills and professional opportunities they wouldn't otherwise have.

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