Doing Good

Applications for the 18-19 year have now closed. CHeck back in August for Fall 2019 applications.

Social Entrepreneurship and Community Service
Next class begins Fall 2019
Location: South Philadelphia High School, 2101 South Broad Street

Doing Good is an after school program that provides training and guidance to high school music students who want to positively impact to their communities. The unique curriculum challenges students to view their curiosity about the world as a window through which they can see the needs, gaps, and opportunities they are best equipped to address. In semester one, the students will learn the ins and outs of social entrepreneurship, leadership, and community engagement. Then the second semester, students apply the skills they’ve learned through designing and implementing and community-based artistic projects.

Highlights include:

  • Curriculum developed by experts from across the country
  • Exploration of the fundamentals of entrepreneurship
  • Opportunities to develop leadership, communication, collaboration, and critical-thinking skills
  • Building a "professional toolkit" for success
  • Practical, hands-on experience developing social entrepreneurship projects and interactive performances that engage new audiences
  • Advice and mentorship from industry leaders
  • Entrepreneurship "Shark Tank" competition
  • Access to coaching with accomplished professional musicians, teaching artists and other industry experts
  • Heightened awareness of social responsibility and avenues for giving back

Participation is limited to 20 students. Students who meet attendance and participation requirements are eligible to receive a stipend of up to $1,000 over the course of the year!

Click here for additional information on dates and instructors.

Student testimonials

"My first eye opening experience was a series of social entrepreneurship workshops with Project 440"

– Allen L., NYO2 Violinist
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"Through Project 440, I not only grew as a musician and performer, but also as an educator. I am very grateful for the invaluable lessons, opportunities, and experiences Project 440 has given me"

– Raymond Z., All City Bass Player
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