Local youth music academy asks for community help after major donor drops out

Local youth music academy asks for the community’s support after a major donor cuts funding.

The Academy of Musical Performance kicked off their first day of band camp today and local student musicians could not be more excited. This is the fourth annual “AMP Camp” for the Coachella Valley. However, a few weeks ago, the group learned that their major donor, Goldenvoice, will no longer be supplying funds.

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Newark students share books and hope with Puerto Rican kids

For Naomi Salazar, a second-grader at South 17th Street Elementary School in Newark, reading isn’t just fundamental, it’s a foundation of hope.

“I feel sad that they don’t have any books to read, and I want to share my books so they can read them,” 8-year-old Naomi said. She and her school are involved in a program to provide books to school children in Puerto Rico, which is still struggling to recover from Hurricane Maria.

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Local organization launches online book-donation platform

Madison Reading Project

A local nonprofit organization has launched an online book-donation platform that allows donors to buy a diverse range of books for underserved children in Madison.

The Madison Reading Project, an organization that provides children’s books and programming to underserved children, teamed up with Collaboration for Good, a communications group that supports other social welfare efforts, to create the online donation platform.

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