The Riot Fest Foundation has entered a partnership with Latinos Progresando, a program that works to provide resources, community initiatives, and cultural activities to immigrant families in the Little Village & Marshall Square neighborhoods. Specifically, the $2,000 grant will go towards after school guitar instruction for students at Hammond Elementary School for three 12-week sessions.
“Music education has proven positive effects on social-emotional development and on academic achievement, and Hammond, like other schools in Marshall Square, has experienced budget cuts and have had to reduce their arts education offerings as a result. Through Latinos Progresando, students at Hammond Elementary School will be able to continue receiving high quality music education at no cost to them.” – Luis Gutierrez and Connie Prater, Latinos Progresando
Click HERE to learn more about Latinos Progresando and the scope of their community outreach initiatives.