Keep the Northside connected with the Power of Music!
Hopewell’s mission is to empower the North Minneapolis community by offering equal access to music education. With the recent pandemic and growing financial difficulties in our communities, Hopewell needs to bolster our scholarship program. Currently, almost half of our students take lessons on complete or partial scholarships. We are already seeing an increase in families with financial need. As more families face lay-offs and precarious employment, Hopewell needs to ensure reliable financial assistance for students in our lesson program.
In this time of uncertainty, we are committed to bringing music into Northside homes during social distancing. Our online lesson program, which serves over 100 students with weekly online lessons, provides continuity and connection to our students and community. We are excited to present our very first online Youth Choir performance on Children’s Day, June 1. This performance will contain 2 world premier pieces written by Minnesota artist GIOIA (http://www.gioia.studio/music).
Music is the medium through which we empower community, instill discipline, and inspire hope.
Music serves as a powerful connecting force in our community. As one student stated, “once you join Hopewell, you’re one of them - I felt that immediately after starting lessons.” As our communities face isolation and financial hardship in this crisis, we will strengthen and enliven the community by continuing to engage our students and families through music education. Instrument lessons provide a sense of balance, routine, and positivity, all of which are much-needed in this uncertain time of school closings and social distancing.
That's why we need your support to ensure the current and future students of Hopewell Music are given the full power of music. Please consider giving an amount which works for you and sharing our mission with friends and family to support access to music education in North Minneapolis. The Bush Foundation and US Bank are providing hourly and daily bonus grants during #GiveAtHomeMN, and every donation increases our chances of receiving one. You can keep our community connected through the power of music by donating today!