Music School for Blind Children

submission by renabird24
Music School for Blind Children

About Your Application

Organization(s) name(s):

Academy of Music for the Blind

Organization(s) website(s):

www.ouramb.org

Organization(s) twitter handle(s):

https://twitter.com/our_amb

Organization(s) facebook handle(s):

https://www.facebook.com/ouramb

Organization(s) instagram handle(s):

https://instagram.com/ouramb/

Please share the direct link for voters to sign up for your newsletter(s):

www.ouramb.org

Describe Your Organization(s)

Non-profit organization

For-profit organization

Government

Other (please specify below):

In one sentence, please describe what your organization does.

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We teach musically gifted blind children ages 4-18 to play piano, guitar, drums, sax, flute, voice, composition and more!

In one to three sentences, please describe your proposal.

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We've recently opened a larger location in Los Angeles because there are so many blind students looking for a place to learn to become musicians. We need money to help with student tuition, musical instruments and teacher salary. The students also want to start dancing! So, we're trying to purchase shoes & clothes for them.

Where will you be working? Please be specific (e.g. Third Street Middle School; Boyle Heights; LA County).

Central LA

East LA

San Gabriel Valley

San Fernando Valley

South LA

Westside

South Bay

Antelope Valley

County of Los Angeles (countywide)

City of Los Angeles (citywide)

LAUSD

Other (please specify below):

(e.g. Third Street Middle School; Boyle Heights; LA County):

The Learning Center (TLC) In Reseda, CA

How do you plan to use these resources to make change? (check all that apply)

Conduct research

Engage residents and stakeholders

Implement a pilot or new project

Expand a pilot or program

Mobilize for systems change

Advocate with policymakers and leaders

Implement and track policy

Other (please specify below):

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Cover costs of musical instruments, student tuition and Braille machines

How will your proposal improve the following “Play” metrics? (check all that apply)

Access to open space and park facilities

Number of children enrolled in afterschool programs

Per capita crime rates

Percentage of residents that feel safe in their neighborhoods

Attendance at major league sporting events

Residents within 1⁄4 mile of a park (Dream Metric)

Number of residents with easy access to a “vibrant” park (Dream Metric)

Number of parks with intergenerational play opportunities (Dream Metric)

Number (and quality) of informal spaces for play (Dream Metric)

Describe in greater detail how you will make LA the best place to play.

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The students from AMB will be performing at many events around LA bringing awareness to the blind community and opening hearts. We're already packing houses in Santa Monica and most recently at summer music festivals.

Please explain how you will evaluate your work.

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We're able to see a difference immediately at AMB. We now have 6 new students who are already thriving and playing solos on guitar & piano. Maybe blind children are shy and reserved and afraid to be extroverted. Within 3 weeks of coming to AMB, they're singing their hearts out, doing new choreography and asking their parents for their own instruments. We also have students who, because of their musical talent, have gone on to play in public and even sing at National baseball games! You can see so many videos on youtube of the joy they're bringing to LA!

How can the LA2050 community and other stakeholders help your proposal succeed? (check all that apply)

Money (financial capital)

Volunteers/staff (human capital)

Publicity/awareness (social capital)

Infrastructure (building/space/vehicles, etc.)

Education/training

Technical infrastructure (computers, etc.)

Community outreach

Network/relationship support

Quality improvement research

Other (please specify below):

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The kids would LOVE a machine called a Braillenote. It allows them to create documents and write music. They're very expensive and having those would be amazing.

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