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Project Ahimsa Supports The Moses House and The TNDC’s Tenderloin After-School Program


April 21, 2010 (San Francisco, California)—Project Ahimsa, a global initiative to empower youth through music, is excited to announce its two most recent grantees—the Moses House of Tampa, Florida and The TNDC’s Tenderloin After-school Program of San Francisco, California. Jessica Walker, Project Ahimsa’s new Director of Programs spoke enthusiastically about The Moses House and The TNDC’s Tenderloin After-School Program saying, “I am thrilled to be marking the start of my new role with Project Ahimsa with the recognition of two admirable and inspiring organizations.”
The Moses House is a nonprofit organization headquartered in the Sulphur Springs neighborhood of Tampa. Its mission is to enrich the lives of youth through creative expression, cultural activism, social justice education, digital media exploration, and community-based research. With the funds donated by Project Ahimsa, the Moses House is currently constructing a recording studio located in the program’s new building. The additional equipment and space will allow more Sulphur Springs youth to enroll in its widely popular Street Music Workshop. Through this initiative, the Moses House will celebrate its musical efforts and invite community residents to participate in open mic events, freestyle sessions and live performances. The Executive Director of the Moses House, Lance Arney, expressed his deep appreciation for Project Ahimsa saying, “This is really going to get our music education program going again!”
BeatCrazy is a percussion workshop located at The TNDC’s Tenderloin After-School Program that Project Ahimsa is proud to support for a second year. As part of the mission to provide Tenderloin neighborhood youth with innovative learning experiences, each BeatCrazy workshop focuses on a world culture by exploring its unique percussion styles and techniques. Tabla from India, Taiko from Japan, and other world percussion instruments will be demonstrated by guest musicians, introducing Tenderloin youth to the universal language of music. Laura Choe, the Manager for The TNDC’s Tenderloin After-School Program is delighted about the Project Ahimsa grant saying, “We have an exciting plan for this year’s BeatCrazy and we’re really looking forward to getting started!”
Project Ahimsa is a global effort to empower youth through music. This mission is fulfilled through producing events, supporting youth music educators, donating musical instruments, and developing innovative cultural arts programming. To date, Project Ahimsa has raised funds for these efforts impacting more than 10,000 children in underserved areas worldwide. Project Ahimsa operates as the cultural initiative of the Patel Foundation for Global Understanding, a registered 501c3 non profit corporation based in Tampa, FL, USA.
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The Moses House Street Music Workshop instructed by DJ Chang Bang in Tampa, Florida.
BeatCrazy workshop at the TNDC’s Tenderloin After-School Program in San Francisco with guest musician, Eduardo Lopes from Portugal.
About Project Ahimsa
Project Ahimsa is a global effort to empower youth through music. The organization was founded in 2001 in response to the violent attacks on Sikhs and South Asians after 9/11. The organization operates under the auspices of the Patel Foundation for Global Understanding, a registered 501c3 non-profit based in Tampa, FL. Project Ahimsa’s mission is to empower youth though developing and supporting community-based music education. Since its inception, the organization has helped establish music education programs throughout the world, serving more than 10,000 children to date.



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