COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS

350NYC is a local affiliate of 350.org, a global grassroots network of local groups in over 188 countries working to solve the climate crisis. They participate in global climate campaigns and work locally along with a coalition of allied organizations for a cleaner, greener, better New York for everyone.

Inspire's second concert, "Earth, Teach Me" was in partnership with 350NYC.

 
 

Founded in 1879 – an era in which the Bowery neighborhood came to define the term “skid row” – The Bowery Mission has a storied history of serving New Yorkers experiencing homelessness and hunger. Today, The Bowery Mission is a results-oriented organization recognized as one of New York City's most effective homeless service agencies. While the organization continues its legacy of providing compassionate basic needs services – meals, shelter, clothing, and more –  it also offers a full residential continuum of care designed to help adults overcome cycles of poverty and homelessness for good. Programs and services are now provided at nine locations across the New York Metro Area and beyond.

The Bowery Mission will be partnering with and hosting Inspire in our second season for "Hope Comes Home".

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The Center at West Park is a home for arts, culture, and community in the landmark West Park Presbyterian Church on the Upper West Side in Manhattan. The Center is a secular not-for-profit organization that offers a diverse range of programs for artists, audiences, and the neighborhood; manages the building’s venues; and stewards the restoration of its historic exterior.

The Center is our primary rehearsal space, and the hosted our inaugural season finale, "Voice Dance".

 

Housing Works Bookstore Cafe is a social enterprise and event venue that raises money to support Housing Works’ lifesaving services and advocacy for people living with HIV/AIDS in New York City.

 

Housing Works is a healing community of people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Their mission is to end the dual crises of homelessness and AIDS through relentless advocacy, the provision of lifesaving services, and entrepreneurial businesses that sustain their efforts.

Housing Works will be partnering with and hosting Inspire in our second season for "Where Love is Found".

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Sadie Nash Leadership Project, founded in 2001, provides award-winning experiential social justice education to over 700 young women and gender non-binary youth in New York City and Newark each year. Operating at the intersections of love and rigor, Sadie Nash Leadership Project utilizes the methodology of popular education to build community, critical consciousness, and college and career readiness for our students. We lay a foundation so that our participants (whom we refer to as Nashers) can lead lives in committed pursuit of joy and liberation for themselves and their communities.

"Sing for Joy in Liberation" is in support of and in partnership with Sadie Nash Leadership Project,

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Sandy Hook Promise is a national non-profit organization founded and led by several family members whose loved ones were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012.

Based in Newtown, Connecticut, their intent is to honor all victims of gun violence by turning their tragedy into a moment of transformation by providing programs and practices that protect children and prevent the senseless, tragic loss of life.

Inspire's inaugural concert, "Don't Shoot, Just Listen" was in partnership with Sandy Hook Promise. We have since revived this program in our second and third seasons.

 
 

St. Paul’s on the Green is an Episcopal church in Norwalk, CT whose mission is to offer a Radical Welcome to all. No matter who you are or where you are on your own faith journey, you are welcome here. St. Paul's welcomes, affirms, and includes in every aspect of church life persons from all walks of life.  They invite all those who experience prejudice and oppression because of their identity and who have been profoundly hurt – even by the church – to join us and experience an environment of healing, reconciliation, sanctuary, empowerment and peace.

Inspire's Connecticut tour of "Don't Shoot, Just Listen" will begin at St. Paul's.

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UConn's Department of Music is the most comprehensive public university music program in New England. At the Department’s core is the belief that training in the Western classical tradition provides a solid foundation of musicianship for any twenty-first-century musical endeavor, and our curriculum stresses the development of fundamental musical skills.

Inspire's Connecticut tour of "Don't Shoot, Just Listen" will end at UConn.

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The United Nations Singers, founded in 1947, consists of current and former staff of the United Nations, affiliated organizations and national delegations, as well as members of their families and several talented singers from New York. They come from all walks of life and from all over the world.  The singers perform folk songs and classical choral music from many countries in their original languages. They are designated by the UN as unofficial ambassadors of goodwill and convey a message of peace and tolerance and a celebration of other cultures and religions through music. They are a small-scale example of what international cooperation can accomplish.

Inspire's performance of Mozart's Requiem is in partnership with the UN Singers

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The United Nations Symphony OrchestraUNSRC Orchestra is an international ensemble of musicians who work at the United Nations, as well as other international organisations, agencies, programmes and funds located in New York. The goals of the ensemble are, through music, to promote peace, friendship and cooperation between nations, respect for diversity and universality. By involving those who work in international organizations, the orchestra shows their engagement in these ideals. Their roster has over 90 active musicians from 26 countries, 17 different departments of the United Nations, and four diplomatic missions.

Inspire's performance of Mozart's Requiem is in partnership with the UN Symphony.

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Urban Word NYC champions the voices of New York City youth by providing platforms for critical literacy, youth development and leadership through free and uncensored writing, college prep and performance opportunities.

 

Founded in 1999, Urban Word NYC is one of oldest and most comprehensive youth literary arts organizations in the United States. Home to the largest teen poetry slam in NYC and the National Youth Poet Laureate program, Urban Word works with 25,000 teenagers annually across the five boroughs of New York City. For the past two decades, Urban Word and its community of poets, activists and educators have stood firmly at the forefront of the national youth spoken word movement.

Inspire's third season performance of Don't Shoot, Just Listen is in partnership with Urban Word NYC.

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From its earliest days as a group of thirteen men from the Class of 1863 to its current incarnation as an eighty-voice chorus of women and men, the Yale Glee Club, Yale’s principal undergraduate mixed chorus and oldest musical organization, has represented the best in collegiate choral music. The students who sing in the Yale Glee Club are drawn together by a love of singing and a common understanding that raising one’s voice with others to create something beautiful is one of the noblest human pursuits.

Inspire's CT tour of "Don't Shoot, Just Listen" will be hosted by the Yale Glee Club.

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