SENATOR PRESENTS CAPITAL FUNDING SUPPORT TO YOUTH CULTURAL ARTS PROGRAM

 

FROM THE OFFICE OF STATE SENATOR KEVIN PARKER


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For Immediate Release: Wednesday, December 23, 2009  


SENATOR PRESENTS CAPITAL FUNDING SUPPORT TO YOUTH CULTURAL ARTS PROGRAM


State Senator Parker Presents $100,000 check to Youth Cultural Center Upgrades


Brooklyn, NY -   State Senator Kevin Parker presented a $100,000 check this past Saturday, December 19, 2009 to Ifetayo Cultural Arts Center.  This generous contribution will be used to revamp the facility and the centers space to accommodate more classrooms.


“This funding will help make a bigger and better Cultural Arts Center and help construct a state of the art facility in Brooklyn to keep our children active and safe from the streets, said Senator Parker. This organization is great to have in my district and it shows that were serious about the arts and its culture and the creative industries.”


Ifetayo, Incorporated is an arts and cultural organization dedicated to supporting the creative, educational and vocational development of youth and families of African descent. The organization strives to enhance the lives of youth by providing programs in cultural awareness, performing and visual arts, as well as academic instruction, health and wellness, and professional skills development. In addition, they provide social services to students and their families either directly or through referrals to strategic partners.


For more information visit their website at http://www.ifetayo.org


About Senator Kevin Parker


Senator Kevin S. Parker is committed to restoring the overall quality of life for the constituents of the 21st Senatorial District in Brooklyn.  A lifelong Brooklyn resident, Senator Parker has been a Flatbush resident for more than 27 years.  Having been nurtured, schooled and employed in the district, Senator Parker is intimately familiar with the needs of this ethnically diverse community that consists of 311,000 constituents in several communities which include:  Flatbush, East Flatbush, Midwood, Ditmas Park, Kensington and Borough Park.


 


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