Sing for Hope is the official Cultural Partner of the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates. Through creative advocacy, leadership and program design, we fight for the integration of the arts in policy. We help drive social change in local and global assemblies.
The Shanti Bhavan Children’s Project
Sing For Hope partnered with Broadway for Arts Education (BAE) to provide music education for students in need. We organize year-long music programs at Shanti Bhavan, a residential school in India. The Netflix documentary “Daughters of Destiny” presents the lives of five young students from Shanti Bhavan. The school, from the small village of Baliganapalli, empowers and uplifts children in poverty. Together, we inspire students to bring positive change to their families and communities.
Over 300 students receive up to 17 years of educational help from professional teaching artists. Our music lessons in piano, voice and guitar serve students age four through college graduation.
The St. Joseph Family
Wings of Hope | Lekol Sen Trinite | Saint Joseph’s Community Outreach Center
Sing For Hope serves less abled children and adults in Port-au-Prince and Jacmel, Haiti. In partnership with The St. Joseph Family and BAE, Sing For Hope provides salaries for local teaching artists. Together, we fund all classroom materials including instruments, art supplies, and clean water. Sing For Hope advocates art for all, even for people in poverty and people with disabilities.
The Tomás de Berlanga Educational Unit
Sing For Hope provides virtual classes in music, graphic design and video editing at a bilingual school in Ecuador. Launched during the pandemic, our programs have been online for the Tomás de Berlanga Educational Unit since October 2020. Together with BAE, we support the community and a local professional teacher. Our program provides curricula, supplies, and professional development.
Advocacy & Thought-Leadership
In FY21, Sing For Hope continued to fight for the integration of the arts in policy. Through creative advocacy, leadership and program design, SFH moves towards global social change. As the Official Cultural Partner of The World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates, SFH guided and produced the following assemblies:
Artivism: The Power of Art for Social Transformation
Artivism is a weekly event produced by Sing For Hope with Adelphi University and Teachers College of Columbia University. Here, presenters share how the arts, research and outreach programs transform society. Cynthia Tobar received the 2021 Sing For Hope Artivism Award for her work at The Bronx Community College. Her work amplifies the stories of unsung heroes left out by mainstream history.
Sing for Hope at CreativeMornings
CreativeMornings is one of the world’s largest creative gatherings. Reaching over 220 cities across 67 countries, CreativeMornings is a community for everybody. In FY1, Sing For Hope musicians opened for NYC’s CreativeMornings virtual summit. Sing For Hope curated special musical sections that highlighted art for all.
Sing for Hope at University of Arkansas Reflexions Music Series
The Reflexions Music Series is a celebration of music, musicians, advocates and audiences. The series upholds creative justice and diversity through opportunities to reflect, learn, grow, change and teach. SFH Co-Founders Yunus and Zamora were named the inaugural artists for the premiere events held in 2021.
Additional University / Educational Institution Masterclasses & Visiting Lectures in FY21:
• The Juilliard School
• Carnegie Mellon University
• Claremont Graduate University
• Harvard University
• Nord Anglia Education Global Campus
• Den Andra Operan Stockholm
• Music Academy of the West
• Yunus Social Business Centre
• Tecnológico de Monterrey (ITESM)
Cultural Diplomacy: Citizen Artist
Sing for Hope leads the international movement for more inclusion of the arts in global summits on social change.
Current partners include:
- Global Social Business Summit
- United Nations
- World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates
- Skoll World Forum for Social Entrepreneurship
- World Economic Forum
Sing For Hope brings curated programs and artist-painted pianos to many international locations. Our programs center around helping relief sites and community based organizations in need. We launched our pilot program in partnership with El Sistema providing music to people in Greece. Our SFH Pianos served refugee camps and local communities in and around Athens.
Sing For Hope is grateful for the chance to work with our wonderful partners at El Sistema Greece. We are proud to co-create our arts program that addresses a key crisis of our era.
Quality of Commute
Sing For Hope is bringing quality of commute to many leading transit hubs across New York State. Working together with many other organizations, we fill public spaces with harmony and impact 25,000+ commuters each week.