The Neighborhood School is a kindergarten through eighth grade Christian School for children who had no hope. Most students come from Binghampton with the largest number coming from Walnut Park, the housing project adjacent to the school. The goal of this school is to have children appreciate who they are while they succeed academically in school and live a meaningful life.
A few of the eighth graders were given tickets to come and see Alvin Ailey: American Dance Theatre here at the Orpheum. Here is a thank you note their teacher wrote us.
"Your generosity is humbling. I have been working with the children at the Neighborhood School since 2006 when they were bright eyed fourth graders. They are now eighth graders and are about to part ways and determine what impact they will have on our world. My goal has always been to help expand their horizons and help them dream big. Thanks to the Orpheum Theatre, the girls can now dream in vibrant and living color. They loved it! We loved it! And we love you! God bless."
The Orpheum Theatre impacts the lives of over 40,000 children and families each year with our seventeen Education Programs. Learn more about our programs here: