Doing Good

social entrepreneurship and Community Service

Meets: Mondays/Thursdays 4:30-6:30PM; October 3, 2019 - January 30, 2020
(No class: October 31, November 28, December 23/26/30, and January 2)
Location: South Philadelphia High School, 2101 South Broad Street
Application Due Date: September 27, 2019


Doing Good is a 30-session intensive after-school entrepreneurial program that provides guidance to high school musicians who want to positively impact 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 this course:

  • Sessions 1-12: Students explore the fundamentals of social entrepreneurship, leadership and service

  • Sessions 13-15: Students then divide into groups and design their own community based artistic projects then pitch their project ideas in front of a panel of industry experts at a “Shark Tank” style event.

  • Sessions 16-30: Each student group receives $500 in seed funding and works to implement their project idea under the guidance of our teaching artists.

By participating in Doing Good, students:

  • Learn new skills in marketing, budgeting and project management

  • Strengthen their skills in communication and teamwork

  • Gain practical experience through designing and implementing their projects

  • Have a heightened awareness of social responsibility and avenues for giving back as a citizen-artist

Participation is limited to 25 students. Students who meet attendance and participation requirements are eligible to receive a stipend of up to $1,000!

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Click here to apply.


"Participating in Project 440's Doing Good allowed me to do just that: good. The things I was able to learn in this class will stick with me throughout my future endeavors."

– Claire C., 2018 Doing Good Graduate
Co-Founder of Generation Music

"The Doing Good program has allowed me to see how far you can take music without actually playing your instrument, and it has also has helped me learn leadership skills that I wouldn’t have learned in school."

– Marquise B., 2018 Doing Good Graduate
Co-Founder of Center City Chamber Orchestra