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I Live Here, I Give Here – Russell Bridges Donor – Austin Community Steelband

In The Spotlight! The Austin Community Steelband June 25, 2013
by Blaire Kniffin

Did you know that high school students are three times more likely to earn a bachelor’s degree if they’ve taken classes in the arts? This month, I Live Here, I Give Here’s Community Needs Spotlight program is highlighting the importance of the arts in our community by talking about Austin Community Steelband. They work to bring the unique art of steel drum music to underserved youth, with 79% of their students living below the federal poverty level.
“Getting involved financially, you give this organization resources to enable these kids to have free classes, transportation to classes, and instruments to play when they arrive. It’s just mighty important we all do what we can to help organizations like Austin Community Steelband,” asserts Russell Bridges, longtime supporter of Austin Community Steelband.
Thank you for continuing to support the important work being done to make our community better.