Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Hope Stone Inc believes in Art for ALL!

Art for ALL!

This is the mission of the Houston and New Orleans based non-profit, Hope Stone, Inc. Founded by executive and artistic director Jane Weiner in 1997, Hope Stone, Inc. provides outreach and support services to children and adults through dance and performance art. 

Hope Stone is dedicated to improving the quality of life through the use of various forms of art. Hope Stone offers year-round music and movement classes for all ages.

It also houses the Hope Stone Dance, a professional dance company, and HopeWerks, a space grant program that is free for young choreographers and dancers.

Hope Stone also offers several outreach and satellite community initiatives under the umbrella of its Hope Stone Kids program. Created in 2002, this phenomenal program helps to meet the artistic and emotional needs of underserved and at-risk students ages 6-18.

Hope Stone Kids uses master teachers in dance, theater, music, photography, spoken word and yoga to empower and educate students enrolled in urban schools, non-profits serving HIV affected families, impoverished youth, former Hurricane Katrina and Rita evacuees, and other at-risk populations.

Hope Stone was recently acknowledged by Josh Groban's Find Your Light Foundation for their years of dedication and passion for arts education.

Please check this awesome group out on their website: http://hopestoneinc.org