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Gabrielle Ammirato

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Newest “Tappers” Perform for the Holidays!!!

Posted by on Dec 26, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=851006571618432 Excited to share a short video of the newest group of children experiencing the arts through the tap residency program that Access 2 the Arts helps support. Our Outreach Residency students will be performing at Moffett Elementary School tomorrow to Shakira’s “LaLaLa.” Here is a quick preview of one third of the students rehearsing. Thank you to Mascher Space, Cecil B. Moore, the Bartol Foundation, the City of Philadelphia Activities Fund, Access 2 the Arts, On Pointe Dance & Activewear, and Capezio for their support of our educational programming. Very proud to be a part of this program! XOXO...

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Exciting News

Posted by on Aug 4, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

I just learned how to publish my own blog so I can do them more often. Excited to share some news. I am working with my school and dance team to put together a program where we will run a dance camp for children from some catholic schools in the city. Our school participates in the Notre Dame “Play Like a Champion” program and my idea to have our sports programs each adopt a service program fits with it perfectly. Our Paul VI Dance Team plans to use our dance skills to help kids who normally wouldn’t get to dance to do so. We hope they can even join us in a performance. So exciting! Also working on an Arts Awareness week at my school and have written to Governor Christie to ask that he endorse it for the whole state of NJ. Finally got the good news that the Tap Residency program I helped start last year by partnering with the Lady Hoofers of Philadelphia will be able to run again this year. Another 60 children will get the chance to learn to Tap dance. So blessed to have such great partners, good luck and the good Lord in my life. Stay tuned as we keep advocating for the arts. Remember support the Arts Today and Create a Brighter Tomorrow! XOXO...

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Welcome to Access 2 Arts

Posted by on Dec 31, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Hello fellow “arts lovers” and welcome to my new website. I am so thrilled with it. Do you love the new logo? I hope you take the time to explore it and discover all it has to offer. There are tips on how to raise awareness in your community and how to reach out to your government officials to ask for their support of the arts. We have a place holder for the shoe exchange, and I am working on figuring out how to let you know what shoes we have available if you or an organization you know needs them. Exchanging our gently used shoes has already benefited so many kids, I just want to make it grow, grow, grow!   One of the most important things I want to share with you is to simply be open to the opportunities that present themselves to you unexpectedly. This happened to me recently when my brother found out that he would be visiting a local school on his Third Semester trip to Belize. They were encouraged to bring along some school supplies to give as a gift from themselves, St. Augustine Prep and the USA to the school children in Belize. Inspiration struck me and I thought why not send art supplies to these children. If they would benefit from some school pencils, how much more would they benefit if they could participate in the arts. Access 2 the Arts sent along 20 sets of colored pencils for the school. I would have loved to send more, but my brother was told to “pack light” so it took some convincing to get him to take the 20 sets. The kids loved them! I am delighted to share some pictures of the school and the kids below. The real lesson here is to recognize and take advantage of every opportunity that comes along. This was a very small gesture that had a very big impact in the lives of these kids. It is easy to think something is too small to make a difference, but you need to remember that small acts can have big impacts and they add up...

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