BY SUZANNE MONTEVERDI
The Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning (JCAL) is asking the community to help continue its mission to make a difference in lives of children through the arts.
For more than 43 years, the JCAL has provided children and their families with affordable, art-based educational programs and workshops.
Last year’s donations enabled the center to offer a variety of programs, including In-School Residencies, School Assembly Arts Programs and Art Center Workshops to thousands of community youths.
“I have been taking classes at JCAL since I was 3 years old,” said Ella, a 12-year-old student. “I cannot wait for Saturday to come around each week. I have been able to explore ceramics, dancing, acting, singing and cartooning.”
All donations are tax-deductible and any amount given helps the center connect more children to arts programming that inspires.
A donation of $100 supports one child for a six-week arts class, and a $250 donation provides one school class with an in-school arts workshop.
This year, the center calls upon the community to help its students reach their creative potential and #GIVE2JCAL. Visit jcal.org and click the “Donate” tab to make a worthwhile contribution.