Miami Arts Education Supported Through Genesis $250k Grant

Genesis Motor America announces today it has awarded a grant in the amount of $250,000 to the Adrienne Arsht Center for Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County in Miami, Fl. Genesis, the luxury automobile brand, continues its commitment to create unparalleled experiences for its luxury owners and its passion to serve the community.  Through the creation of its own non-profit, Genesis Motor America Foundation, the organization has created a series of education grants to support arts enrichment programs for high school and college-aged youth in the United States. An official check presentation to the Adrienne Arsht Center took place at 6:30 pm on Saturday, August 3rd at the Arsht Center’s Knight Concert Hall preceding this year’s AileyCamp Miami finale performance.

Kevin Smith (L) Senior Group Manager, Genesis Motor America hands off grant to Johann Zietsman (R) President & CEO, Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts.

Two Year Grant

This two-year grant will specifically benefit AileyCamp Miami. With this $250,000 grant, the Adrienne Arsht Center will strengthen its innovative theatrical and arts programs. Primarily the Miami area will be in partnership with Miami-Dade County Public Schools, local teaching artists, arts organizations and resident companies. Further, this two-year grant from the Genesis Motor America Foundation will help the Adrienne the Arsht Center program. By providing hundreds of Miami area students access to culturally diverse and inclusive events.

“Genesis is committed to inspiring ingenuity and creativity in children,” says Erwin Raphael, COO, Genesis Motor America. “Our mission is to support programs that immerse students in various artistic experiences. Thus, enhancing personal development beyond the classroom. We believe if you educate a child, you will change their life. But, if you inspire a child, you can change the world.”

The Adrienne Arsht Center

The Adrienne Arsht Center is one of the largest performing arts centers in the country. It is dedicated to creating meaningful community-building experiences for their citizens. Miami-Dade County and South Florida go through active learning and live theatrical experiences to do so. Educational programs, such as AileyCamp Miami, allows students in the community to receive six weeks of dance. Which is guided by the world-renowned Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Each day, campers of all abilities attend classes alternating between ballet, modern, jazz and West African dance. Also offered are personal development and creative communication workshops. This gives children the tools to make healthy choices and cope with personal challenges. AileyCamp Miami provides a life-changing experience that is offered at no cost. Only to the families of underprivileged youth to expand their minds and intentionally inspire them to be more creative.

“We are filled with gratitude to Genesis Motor America for believing in and generously supporting the Arsht Center’s mission. It educates and enlightens young people. This new partnership is proof that working together, our business community and the Arsht Center have the power to transform lives.” – Arsht Center President and CEO Johann Zietsman.

Genesis Motor America Foundation
The Genesis Motor America Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to supporting education through the arts. Genesis believes if you educate a child, you will change their life but, if you inspire a child, you will change the world. The GMAF is dedicated to funding arts programs that immerse a new generation in the world of inspiration. The Genesis Motor America Foundation celebrates the creative force in each child because it redefines the possible and fuels the destiny of our future.

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