"I came to the US on a full-music scholarship and I am a huge
believer that learning to play and appreciate music is a life-changing
experience. This program is run by a good friend."
- Helena Zaludova
Music in Schools Today is a nonprofit organization based in the San Francisco Bay Area that develops music education programs to improve student achievement, attendance, self-esteem, and build life skills.
Music in Schools Today seeks to improve the education and quality of life for children, especially at-risk you in impoverished areas where the dropout rate is a staggering 1/3 to 1/2 of all students
Music in Schools Today's Achieving Through Music program serves at least 80% at-risk youth, some with severe learning and emotional disabilities, exhibiting high tendencies of sexual abuse, suicide, violence and other related behaviors. Over 90% of the population receives financial assistance. It is largely African American and Hispanic, with about a quarter Asian and small Caucasian, Pacific Islander and Native American representation.
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582 Market Street, Suite 213
San Francisco, CA 94104
About the Paragon Community Fund
From shelters to school arts programs, from food drives to counseling, we
participate in the services that many organizations perform in order to
make a positive difference in our community. Since 2004, the Paragon
Community Fund has provided close to $400,000 to local organizations.