Out-Of-School Time Organizations Play Pivotal Role

Brittany Fisher grew up in the South End of Hartford, Connecticut, a tough neighborhood where gangs flourished.

When she entered South Middle School in 2002, other students found out her mother was a lesbian, and she was bullied. She became a fighter.

Access to Arts Is Linked to Greater Well-Being in Economically Disadvantaged Neighborhoods, Study Says

As spring slides toward summer, kids at the Sitar Arts Center in Washington, D.C, are beginning to audition for roles in the summer musical performance, Fiddler on the Roof.
“Summer is a really rich time here,” said Maureen Dwyer, executive director of the 16-year-old center, which provides after-school music, drama, dance, visual arts, digital arts and creative writing classes to about 500 children per semester.