After a semester of learning the ins and outs of leadership, social entrepreneurship, and project management, student groups in the 2018-19 cohort of Doing Good presented pitches for their community based projects to a panel consisting of Philadelphia community leaders.
Project Princeps - This group’s mission is to give every child the chance to experience the power of books through musically minded entrepreneurial ventures. They plan to accomplish this through putting together a community concert where, in lieu of a ticket, attendees donate a book.
Generation Music - Founded by 2018 Doing Good graduates, Generation Music is an organization that educates underrepresented youth about classical music to further diversify professional orchestras. Now a fiscally sponsored and award winning organization, they are expanding on their original project through developing an interactive “Night at the Orchestra” workshop, in partnership with Settlement Music School, aimed at introducing young people to different musical instruments.
Teen Arts: Theater and Film - This group’s mission is to give, inspire, and expose young people from schools without theater or film programs to these art forms. They plan to accomplish this by creating a program that will culminate in small showcase. Participants will have time to practice and perform each of their numbers, and get to enjoy the thrill of the dramatic arts.
Center City Chamber Orchestra project extension - CCCO was founded by a group of 2018 Doing Good graduates who wanted to brings together a diverse group of student musicians in the Philadelphia area to create a youth-led performing ensemble. This year, they plan to expand on their original project by building out a more formal board and putting together a community performance.
A special thank you the panelists who helped provide valuable feedback to these young entrepreneurs:
Jenny Neff, The University of the Arts
Jamaine Smith, CultureWorks Greater Philadelphia
Christine Witkowski, ArtistYear
Ami Yares, BuildaBridge International
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