Creating a New Generation of Arts and Social Justice Professionals...

Posted on December 13th, 2011

52 people donated almost 2000 hours of their time and talent to The LP this year. Bringing new energy, new ideas, and a generosity of spirit that embodies the spirit of ‘neighborliness’ our programs are intended to facilitate, our public programs and day-to-day operations would not have been possible without this year's volunteers.
We are committed to improving the quality of life and fostering creativity for the families and residents of the many neighborhoods of New York, but we also help to launch careers! In addition to connecting socially engaged artists with opportunities to share and develop their work, we have had the chance to encourage many students and young professionals on their way to careers in arts administration and non-profits.

Through programs like NYC Service Civic Corps and our internship program, we were not only able to increase our capacity but also to work closely with talented and motivated young professionals, helping them to develop their skills, and refine their specific interests. Former LP volunteers and interns have since taken off in careers ranging from law to arts administration to working in the non-profit education sector.

LP founder Rise Wilson continues to demonstrate this aspect of our mission through numerous speaking engagements to a wide range of audiences. At recent talks like Everyone Leads: Building Community through the Arts and They’ve Got Next: Arts Professionals Who Are Charting Their Own Path and Advancing the Field Along the Way, she has continued to offer advice and guidance to those interested in combining their passions and finding a way to bridge the fields of art and social justice.
Want to help more people chart a path with purpose? Please consider giving to our year-end campaign.


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