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Youth Stories: Chloe of Kids Creative

Here is Chloe’s story in her own words: I have always had a dream to be in the arts and now at 10 years old I am very serious about it. When I grow up, I hope to make my … Read More

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Grantee Spotlight: Art Start

The mission of Art Start is to nurture the voices, hearts and minds of NYC’s underserved youth through consistent, creative workshops inside homeless shelters, alternative to incarceration programs and partnering youth agencies. Art Start began in the spring of 1991 … Read More

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Youth Stories: Nehemiah of Kids Creative

As Nehemiah came out of the room, he seemed disgruntled. He just had braces put in the day before. So as you can imagine, at the moment talking was a bit of a sore spot. We wanted to know more … Read More

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The Heart of Our Work: End of Year Appeal

Dear Friends, Last year at this time I shared with you that in 2015 Variety the Children’s Charity of New York would do everything possible to continue our fight against the creativity crisis and ensure more young people have access … Read More

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Youth Stories: Billy Marte of EVC

Billy Marte has lived in the Bronx his whole life, and once upon a time maybe he thought he’d stay there for the rest of it. “I can picture myself traveling to a lot of new places, meeting new people,” … Read More

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Youth Stories: Claribelle Pagan of The Possibility Project

Youth Stories: Claribelle Pagan Members of The Possibility Project make art, but The Possibility Project isn’t about art. Or, better said, it’s not about art as a finished product; rather it’s about the process of making art, and what the … Read More

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Grantee Spotlight: Mark DeGarmo Dance

Mark DeGarmo Dance (MDD)  has worked in partnership programs with 25 NYC schools since 1991 and teaches 1,500 multicultural students annually. We establish multi-year partnerships with schools to provide Pre-K to Grade 5 students with 16 to 32-week dance programs … Read More

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The Heart of Our Work: The Art of Building Culture

by Jessica Bynoe, Executive Director Recently, I have participated in numerous conversations about building culture: group culture, organizational culture, workplace culture and community culture. One of the biggest themes in these conversations tends to be “how do we do it.” Sometimes, … Read More

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Watch Our Video Now!

This is a video explaining the heart of our work featuring our Executive Director, Jess Bynoe, and some of our past and present grantees.

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Announcing Our New Board

In accordance with the organization’s bylaws, at the May Board meeting, Variety New York’s Board of Directors elected a new slate of officers to lead the organization.  The new officers officially began their terms on July 1, 2015. The new … Read More

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