Eastport United Methodist Church
Monday, January 21, 2019
Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors

Art Enrichment for Chidren

After-School Arts Club
As part of his Creating Communities organization, Rob Levit, local award-winning jazz musician and artist, brought this program to Eastport United Methodist Church.  It is offered to 30 students every Wednesday from 4 to 5 p.m. when public schools are in session.  An instructor, three volunteers, and occasional visiting artists work with the students on projects that are based on Harvard Project Zero Thinking Routines and the Common Core Standards.  All students reside in low-income housing.
EUMC members, Anne Owen and Ann Rawls, have assumed the lead for this weekly program and they can always use volunteer helpers.  No experience is necessary, just a desire to help make a difference in the lives of our neighborhood children.  Call the church office at 410-263-5490 to volunteer.

The mission of Creating Communities, a non-profit organization, is to harness the power of the arts to build life skills and self-esteem, and foster connections across cultures.  They seek to partner with communities and provide underserved populations with direct access to the arts through innovative programs and mentorships.  For more information, go to http://www.creatingcommunities.net/