In keeping with its recent Greatest Person of the Day series, which each day profiles an “exceptional individual who is confronting the country’s economic and political crises with creativity, generosity, and passion,” HuffPost today spotlights Jessica Carso, Managing Director of Middletown’s own Green Street Arts Center. Founded as a Wesleyan University projected in 2005, the community-based organization makes arts education available and affordable for Middletown youth, holds community events, and employs and involves a significant handful of Wes students in the process.
Serving area students in grades 1-12, Green Street provides affordable, quality arts education, working to ignite the creative spark in young people and helping them to identify and nurture their individual talents. My work at Green Street has taught me many things, one of the most significant of which is the importance of being an advocate: an advocate for the arts, arts education, community collaboration, partnership and access to all.
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