New York-based non-profit organization Global Potential will celebrate its 10th anniversary March 17 with a gala and concert featuring Tony winner Patina Miller. Founded in 2007, GP partners with local schools to support youth from underserved communities through education, service learning, and cultural exchange.
The gala will be held at the NYU Skirball Center for Performing Arts, and GP youth and their families, as well as guests from partner high schools will be in attendance. Tickets can be purchased here.
“Over the last 10 years, this organization, along with its dedicated staff and volunteers, and in partnership with over 30 NYC high schools and community based organizations, have unleashed the brimming potential of our youth,” stated Peter Maugeri, CEO and co-founder of Global Potential, “who have become vehicles for change in their own communities, blossoming into activists, leaders, artists, community organizers, filmmakers, mentors and social entrepreneurs.”
“Now more than ever, the work that Global Potential is doing empowering youth in NYC and around the world is so essential,” added Miller. “I understand personally the necessity of having a supportive learning environment and a positive community, to be able to emerge from challenging conditions to become ourselves, in a world that needs us.”
NYU Skirball Center for Performing Arts is located at 566 LaGuardia Place, New York. For more information on GP visit global-potential.org/new-index.