Grantees

Thank you to all of our friends that joined us for WAAM’s Spring Cocktail Party to celebrate #ThePowerofMusic. We are so grateful to have such an engaged & supportive community!  Special thanks to our sponsors and incredible grantee presenters (Lori Benson - Exec. Director, Hip Hop Public Health and Melissa Walker - Exec. Director, Jazz House Kids)! We would also like to express our gratitude to Power...

Dr. Chad Bernstein Co-Founder/CEO of Guitars Over Guns, is a leader in incorporating mental health and research-based initiatives into after school music programs. In 2015, Chad was honored as a CNN Hero for his work, and has since been featured by the Steve Harvey Show and People Magazine. Most recently, Chad was named an inaugural recipient of The Elevate Prize, selected from among thousands of global changemakers....

We Are All Music Foundation grantee Education Through Music partners with under-resourced schools to provide music as a core subject for all children, and utilizes music education as a catalyst to improve academic achievement, motivate for school attendance and build self-confidence. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vabwQOfKFDY ...

Peter Gerlings, Board of Trustee and Chair of the Research Committee of the We Are All Music Foundation (WAAM) recently undertook a case study of one of our Power of Music grantees – Guitars Over Guns (GOGO) – to showcase how their music mentoring program has helped bring about some striking improvements across key metrics showing progress towards Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) during COVID....

In case you missed our special Power Of Music livestream event featuring the recipients of WAAM’s 2020 Power Of Music grants, check out our YouTube page to view the panel discussion with Penny Swift, Executive Director of Education Through Music, CB music co-founder and CEO of Guitars Over Guns , and Lori Rose Benson, Executive Director and CEO of Hip Hop Public Health. Tune in here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vp0ghgfpj0M ...