At White House Awards, Brooklyn Takes the Lead

November 26, 2013

First Lady Michelle Obama with Sadie Nash Leadership Project program participant Talia Scott and Director of Development Meera Vaidyanathan

Two Brooklyn Community Foundation grantees now hold the nation’s highest honor for youth programs.

Last Friday at the White House, First Lady Michelle Obama announced that Ifetayo Cultural Arts Academy’s Youth Ensemble and the Sadie Nash Leadership Project’s Summer Institute are among the 12 recipients of the 2013 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award, chosen from a pool of more than 350 applicants and 50 finalists from around the country.

Ifetayo Cultural Arts Academy and Sadie Nash Leadership Project—both longtime Brooklyn Community Foundation partners—work with young people to build community leaders and advance their education and personal development through innovative after school arts and cultural programs in Brooklyn and across the city. 

Watch the White House Award Ceremony

Ifetayo Youth Ensemble students in Drum and Dance performance at the White House. L to R: Jahi Kefentse, Sonji Gaul, Jean-Daniel John & Alexa Menuau. (Photo Credit: Ralph Alswang)

Help us congratulate them for this outstanding honor and making Brooklyn proud!

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