BMD Receives 2014 Good Neighbor Grant

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation announces Bowen McCauley Dance (BMD) as a winner of the 2014 Good Neighbor Grant Award. BMD is one of nine nonprofit recipients chosen for this award.

Each has proven its dedication to helping students from low- to moderate-income families in the metropolitan Washington, DC area in the fields of K-12 education, college access, and visual and performing arts education.

Established in 2012, the Good Neighbor Grants program aims to support local nonprofits whose values and mission align with the Foundation’s commitment to ensuring low-income students thrive in school and beyond.

“Being able to support organizations that are producing great results,” says Vice President of Programs Emily Froimson, “reminds us that we have many partners creating educational opportunities for young people in our own community.”

This year’s grants range from $10,000 to $35,000 and will provide students with access to writing and publishing opportunities, college preparation advice, top-notch academic guidance, and enrichment activities.

With the grant award, BMD will provide dance training to approximately 30 students in the 2014-15 academic year residency program at Arlington’s Kenmore Middle School and professional development workshops to teachers to integrate art in their classroom curriculum. Funds will also support BMD’s annual Move Me Festival, a FREE family-friendly celebration of the arts and culture, promoting healthy lifestyles through movement and the arts; and featuring performances and artistic activities by local arts partners. The annual festival takes place the last Saturday in April at Kenmore Middle School.

BMD is pleased to be a part of the Good Neighbor Grants program and looks forward to working with our community to provide performing arts education opportunities.