MUSIC Matters CoMMunity Partnership

 

In the Fall of 2017, MUSIC Matters launched its newest social venture - “CoMMunity Partnership” - with the goal of maximizing the organization’s social impact on campus and within the local community.  The CoMMunity Partnership is a grant that MUSIC Matters provides to student organizations on campus in order to help them achieve their goals and benefit the community.

 

Books for a Benefit, 2017-2018 Partner

Our 2017 CoMMunity Partner was Books for a Benefit, a fellow student nonprofit at Michigan. By increasing the availability of books and academic resources, we hoped to inspire and support young children's drive to learn. MUSIC Matters collected over one thousand book donations to be used to stock a new library in Flint. After much planning with Books for a Benefit, visiting The Sylvester Broome Empowerment Village to gain a feel for the space, and shopping for all the materials necessary to create a warm space, MM members travelled to Flint to bring the vision to life. We painted, constructed, and danced… but more importantly, we were able to transform this former elementary school classroom into something empowering for the Flint community!

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