Genesis Motor America Foundation has awarded a two-year grant to ProjectArt in the amount of $100,000, with an official presentation to the nonprofit NYC-based arts education held at the historic Central Library on June 14.
“This grant to ProjectArt is one of the ways we as a company can support society,” said Erwin Raphael, COO of Genesis Motor America. “We believe if you educate a child, you will change their life. But, if you inspire a child, you will change the world. We took grant applications from many organizations across America and ProjectArt, we felt, was the most efficient at deploying this vision, especially here in Brooklyn, which is so full of culture and art.”
The funding will aid ProjectArt to expand its tuition-free classes art programs to Brooklyn children.
“ProjectArt believes in the power of creativity and the potential of every child,” said Diana Buckley Muchmore, executive director of ProjectArt. “Sustained access to high-quality arts learning opportunities can have an inestimable impact on children's lives. As a proud partner of the Brooklyn Public Library, we are dedicated to providing our students with an enriching space to express themselves and are grateful for Genesis' support.”
Through its foundation, Genesis Motor America stays committed to serving the community by providing a number of education grants to support arts enrichment programs for high school and college-aged youth across the country.
Actor Malik Yoba, a Brooklyn native and a supporter of the organization joined the check presentation on Friday.