- Categories: Community Care Fund
About: North Carolina Arts in Action (NC AIA) uses dance, music and performance to instill self-esteem, perseverance, and excellence in children. NC AIA is an internationally acclaimed in-school, curriculum based, performing arts program for elementary students. As an associate of the National Dance Institute (NDI) in New York, the program is directed at developing life skills such as self-esteem, teamwork, and focus among students, particularly those who are underserved. We provide dance teaching from trained instructors, live music, and allow students rigorous exercise. NC AIA benefits 13 schools across Durham, Orange, Chatham and Wake counties and directly serves more than 1,300 children this year.
2018-19 DGIN Funding will help bring this innovative performing arts program which builds 21st Century life skills in underserved youth to Lakewood Elementary and also help underwrite the program at Holt Elementary School. Both schools are in Durham.