Grant funds purchase of digital art equipment

Access the Arts has received a $9,600 grant from 100+ Women Who Care Medina, a philanthropic giving circle that donates funding to Medina County registered 501(c)(3) organizations.

The group’s mission is to reach out and help the community by organizing at least 100 or more women to contribute $100 quarterly as individuals or teams. The goal is to keep the focus local and have maximum impact to support and affect meaningful change in the community.

Jane Back, president of Access the Arts, expressed her appreciation for the donation.

“Janet George and I have been a team in 100+ Women Who Care for the past two years,” she said. “It is a joy to be involved with so many thoughtful and compassionate women who do their homework about nonprofits in our county. They make great things happen in Medina.”

Access the Arts offers art, music, dance and other arts programming to at-risk youth, older adults and those with special needs. With the funding, the organization plans to purchase 12 Apple iPads and charging stations that will be used to teach digital art classes to underserved youth at schools in Medina and the county’s juvenile detention center.

“It will help them see the potential career opportunities that exist for digital arts, such as marketing, architecture, interior design and industrial engineering,” Back said. ∞