Student Performance Kicks Off Carter Work Project

A recent student performance at the Las Madrinas Tribute event benefitting Bienestar Family Services

Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver is excited to be a host for the 30th Anniversary Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project during the week of October 6 – 11, 2013. Habitat will be building 11 new townhomes and repairing 15 existing homes in Denver’s Globeville neighborhood during the week-long event.

El Sistema Colorado students from Garden Place Elementary will perform at the Opening Ceremony on Sunday, October 6th at 3:00 pm at Argo Park, located at 47th & Pennsylvania. The students will perform several music pieces, as well as demonstrating their choral skills. For more information on the Opening Ceremony and other activities during the Carter Work Project, visit www.habitatmetrodenver.org  

Social responsibility and community service are important values instilled by El Sistema Colorado. Not only do community performances build self-esteem and confidence for students, but the performances allow students to contribute to cultural vitality and community-building in their neighborhoods. Supporting Habitat for Humanity and other nonprofits exposes students to important community issues such as affordable housing. El Sistema Colorado develops community contributors and leaders, not just musicians.

Photo: A recent student performance at the Las Madrinas Tribute event benefitting Bienestar Family Services