The mission of the Heart of the City Piano Program is to enhance the lives and learning opportunities for at-risk youth through a structured music program that continues throughout the school year. The Heart of the City Piano Program encourages students to make positive lifestyle choices.
Our vision is to proactively address the issues of poverty and social justice by the advancement of a more equitable opportunity for disadvantaged youth to participate in music. The program is not only intended to give the students musical skills. Through exposure to positive role models, opportunities to attend live music performances, and the fostering of a sense of accomplishment, students will gain self-confidence, a greater sense of the overall cultural community, pride, and self-esteem.