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Music, Community Engagement & Social Action: Musica Franklin
Founder, Vicki Citron, will talk about Musica Franklin which is an El Sistema-inspired free after-school music program in Franklin County with a mission of preparing students for a brighter future through music. Their programs meet at the Sheffield Elementary School in Turners Falls and the Leyden Woods housing community in Greenfield, providing access to families with the fewest resources.
Now in its sixth year, Musica Franklin has grown from 12 students and two staff members to 50-75 students per year and seven staff members. Musica Franklin students enjoy increased confidence and competence inside and outside the classroom.