about.

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what we do

 
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We provide youth and communities experiencing less access to opportunities, care, and resources communities with music, dance, and storytelling workshops that promote mindfulness, peace, unity, harmony, and understanding among diverse cultures in an effort to reduce bullying, racism, hate, crime, radicalism, and violence.  

 

We raise funds from public and private donors and use this funding solely for the purposes of providing our free-of-charge activities to schools and centers that serve low-income families. Other schools or communities that do not serve mostly low-income families, and have resources, are expected to provide some or whole of the cost of artists-educators fees.

 

Our ongoing plan is to provide training for emerging artists to learn how to carry on such work in other locations around the world. 

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vision

Inspiring and empowering the youth and communities experiencing less access to opportunities, care, and resources through:

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music

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dance

3

storytelling

mission

1

To use performing arts experiential learning to promote harmony, peace, resilience and well-being in youth and communities experiencing less access to opportunities, care, and resources

2

To intentionally engage individuals in teachings of diversity and tolerance, fostering positive attitudes towards different races, ethnic groups and cultures.

3

To utilize music, dance, and storytelling to inspire dialog and relationships between sometimes opposing groups, encouraging appreciation and reverence for their various traditions.

means

1

Cultivating Inner Peace

2

Promoting ways for Peaceful Conflict Resolution

3

Fostering appreciation of Cultural Diversity and the sense of Unity and Community of all living beings

methods

1

Providing calming, transformative, mindful, and joyful music and dance training that cultivate inner peace, a sense of well-being and harmony.

2

Promoting dialogue, understanding and forgiveness that may foster the ability to resolve conflicts through peaceful means.

3

Developing knowledge and appreciation of global cultural diversity and the sense of unity of all humanity and the natural world.

 
 
 
 
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We proudly serve the following communities

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  • Rancho San Antonio Boys Home, Chatsworth, CA

  • Teens Inc - Education for youth experiencing less access to care and resources, Nederland, CO

  • Shelter Music - People experiencing homelessness,  Boston, MA

  • Bridge Over Trouble Water shelter - People experiencing homelessness, Boston, MA

  • Harvest Collegiate High School - youth experiencing less access to care and resources, NYC, NY

  • Global Kids Inc. Education for youth experiencing less access to care and resources, NYC, NY

  • Bronx Studio School for Writers and Artists - Education for youth experiencing less access to care and resources, Bronx, NY

  • A Place Called Home Youth Center - Education for youth experiencing less access to care and resources, South Central Los Angeles, CA

  • La Paloma and Esperanza Housing - Serving communities experiencing less access to care and resources, Los Angeles, CA

  • Valencia Academy Elementary school - Serving communities experiencing less access to care and resources, Pico Rivera, CA

  • Telfair Elementary School –  Education for youth experiencing less access to care and resources, Pacoima, CA

  • Friends First - Education for youth experiencing less access to care and resources, CO

  • Shero's Rise - Education and empowerment for girls, Los Angeles, CA

  • Hope Through Housing - Serving communities experiencing less access to care and resources, San Bernardino, CA

  • Sufi Saint School - Serving communities experiencing less access to care and resources, Ajmer, Rajasthan, India

  • Anahit Tsitsikian Music School – Serving communities experiencing less access to care and resources, Yerevan, Armenia

 

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learn more

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partnership

 

with California State University Northridge 

In 2016, Inspired Sound Initiative was chosen to be a community partner with CSUN to advance the quality of life and the educational, intellectual, artistic, civic, cultural, and economic aspirations for all those living or working in CSUN neighboring communities. Inspired Sound Initiative is also currently involved in training 40 students of CSUN in the tasks required by an emerging non-profit organization and providing motivational and inspirational guides for the students.

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board members

 

directors

advisors

ambassadors

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By the end of the concert it was as if I had been listening to one unending song for a thousand years: the same voices, the same throats, the same dotted notes, timeless traced alng the longitudes of a woman's cheek and collarbone -- and I swear to the god who veils her face that I could not tell my own face from the face of my brother. From the faces of all the others there, the listening face dissolved with laughter in the broken light of shining tears.

Audience Member, Pittsburg, PA

Inspired deep and meaningful performance. Elements that would normally be at odds had come together to create something beautiful. After the event, I felt a refreshed sense of community and humanity.

Angela, Student at California State University, Northridge, CA