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All City Music receives $25,000 towards its urban youth music programs from the Jay & Rose Phillips


All City Music is bringing the beat to urban Minneapolis youth to the tune of $25,000! The Jay & Rose Phillips Family Foundation of Minnesota has committed $25,000 in general operating support for All City Music’s in-school, after school, and summer programs in 2023. Chops, Inc. is serving as fiscal sponsor for All City Music, and is turning up the volume with a generous dollar-for-dollar matching grant to All City.

All City Music is breaking down barriers for Minneapolis youth with HBCU-style programs that offer free transportation, instruction and instruments to public school students. All City Music’s collaboration with Minneapolis Public Schools provides culturally-responsive arts education through in-school, after-school, and summer programming to low-income students with a variety of showstyle programs.

“We are honored that the Jay & Rose Phillips Family Foundation has chosen to grant our programs $25,000 for the 2023 year. We truly appreciate your commitment to the students, families, and the community we serve,” said D’Shonte Carter, Co-Founder and Program Director of All City Music. “I look forward to devoting myself to accomplishing the mission of All City Music full-time this year. Through All City Music, we can encourage authentic engagement and promote valuable self-expression and reflection for students, teachers, and all we serve.”
“We are pleased to announce that Chops, Inc. is matching the generous funding of $25,000 from the Jay & Rose Phillips Family Foundation. All City Music’s showstyle programs, offered free to urban youth, further Chops’ mission to improve lives through music and performing arts. We look forward to supporting All City’s mission in the coming year,” said Megan O’Leary, Chops Executive Director.

All City Music’s mission is to provide equitable arts access and opportunities to students in underserved communities in the Twin Cities through a cultural approach inspired by Historically Black College and University band culture. All City Music provides a unique experience to all students that immerses them in show-style band culture found at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) that is not accessible in Minnesota. For more information and how to get involved please visit AllCityMusic.org.

The mission of The Jay and Rose Phillips Family Foundation of Minnesota is to honor the legacy of its founders by supporting efforts that address the unmet human and social needs of individuals, families, and communities that have the least access to resources. The Jay & Rose Phillips Family Foundation of Minnesota invests in the creative and strategic genius of the North Minneapolis community, with a particular focus on economic development and education. The “North Side” is an area rich with opportunity and assets but has experienced years of disinvestment. For more information and how to get involved please visit phillipsfamilymn.org.

Chops, Inc. is a nonprofit organization based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with a mission to improve lives through music education and performing arts. Chops meets its mission through its professional bands and artist-in-residence programs, and by offering fiscal sponsorship and technical support to community-based performing arts groups like All City Music. To learn more and get involved, please visit chopsinc.org.

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