Working with Billy Earl Dade Middle School, we acquired the instruments necessary to start the orchestra in the Fall of 2015!
We are working in partnership with the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Dallas' CNG (Center for a New Generation) program launched by Condoleezza Rice. CNG works with South Dallas elementary and middle schools to provide diverse, engaging, afterschool programs. Though South Dallas Strings' collaboration with CNG, we have arranged for a tri-weekly schedule for students that began in September of 2015 at Dunbar Elementary School. We plan on expanding our collaboration with CNG to other elementary and middle schools after the first year.
This partnership with CNG has allowed SoDal to not only launch the program a full fiscal year earlier than intended, but also has allowed for a more complete, time-intensive, music training for all participating students.