Wednesday, November 04, 2009

New Urban Arts recognized in White House Ceremony, November 4 2009

Executive Director, Jason Yoon, and Alumni student and Studio Team Advisory Board Chair, Rosalia Velis accepted the Coming Up Taller award today on behalf of New Urban Arts, in a White House ceremony. This prestigious award distinguishes New Urban Arts as one of the top 15 youth arts organizations in the country.

Click here to read the words spoken by First Lady Michelle Obama today.

"If we didn't know before, these awards remind us of what the power of arts and music and dance can do in the lives of our young people." - First Lady Michelle Obama

The Coming Up Taller Award is the nation's highest honor in the field of out-of-school time arts programs, presented by the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities. To find out more about Coming Up Taller click here.


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