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The Girls Choir of Miami (Girl Power)

Girl Power’s Girls’ Choir of Miami strives to provide opportunities for girls from all backgrounds to participate in a year round quality music education program created with the unique needs of girls in mind. As emerging vocalists, choir members are able to gain valuable performance experience, vocal and stage-presence, mentorship, coaching, and participate in leadership & personal development workshops, etiquette and... more »
Who are you?

Girl Power, a 501©3 non-profit launched in 2000, is an organization of positive social change just for girls ages 11 – 17 helping to combat the growing rate of crime, poverty and illiteracy that is prevalent in inner-city and underserved communities.

How does this project impact the issue you selected?

The Girls Choir of Miami auditions and recruits young girls from within the Girl Power social programs as well as talented girls from the community and develops and nurtures their talents. The Choir puts on special occasion concerts and is also asked to perform at cultural events throughout South Florida. The Choir has been instrumental in not only contributing greatly to the SF Arts & Culture community but in positively impacting the lives of inner city girls.

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The Girls Choir of Miami is a vibrant artistic and cultural institution which enriches the lives of all residents. The Choir lures residents to cultural events and contributes in raising significant dollars for Girl Power and their partners and sponsors.

Please give examples of your project's success.

Girls who have joined the Girls Choir of Miami have landed roles in musicals, chosen to attend schools with strong arts and performance programs, improved their academic records and curtailed negative behaviors. The Choir has become a beacon of light for the inner city girls who have joined. The Choir itself has drawn hundreds of attendees at several performances throughout South Florida and gained a core following for their annual holiday performance.

Organization Name (or individuals name) Girl Power

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Fluorescent Moon

Fluorescent Moon is a collaborative theater project by a collective of artists with and without disabilities. Following on Antiheroes’ recent success with its interdisciplinary work Nomadis, Fluorescent Moon will develop from the personal narratives of artists – in this case blind actors - based on childhood experiences and anecdotes revealing the way they learned to experience and interact with the world in terms of... more »
Who are you?

Founded in 2011, Antiheroes Project is one of a few non-profit organizations lead by artists with disabilities in Miami. Committed to create and present performing arts and year-round workshops, it fosters inclusion through arts and education.

How does this project impact the issue you selected?

Fluorescent Moon increases artistic and cultural opportunities in our community, and focuses on community awareness surrounding accessibility issues, while also bridging various cultural/ethnic communities in the Greater Miami. Around 10% or our population lives with disabilities. However, just a few of them have had access to the current vibrant cultural life of our community.

What data points from The Our Miami Report does your project address?

Fluorescent Moon enriches the art and cultural opportunities in our community, dignify and unify our diverse multicultural and multilingual population. Its high artistic quality and the workshops series are representative of the Miami’s growing art community and at the same time, visibility of these artists will allow the artistic voices and concerns of people with disabilities to influence the general cultural landscape and identity of our community.

Please give examples of your project's success.

During 2012, Antiheroes produced Mahagonny, praised by local critics as one of the most relevant Latino theater productions that year. In 2013, Antiheroes won the NEAR Residency to develop Nomadis, cited by local press as a breakthrough work within the Miami theater scene, exhibiting the highest accessibility level of any local Latino organization. The popularity of the Wanderers workshops series inspired the creation of two new series: Finders Keepers for children and the Secret Performances.

Organization Name (or individuals name) Antiheroes Project, Inc.

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