The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Join our award-winning theatre and community center this fall to serve as a mentor for homeless and at-risk children in The Builders of the New World, a unique after school education and theatre program in its twelfth year. Classes are taught by Thurman E. Scott, Artistic Director of The Actors Theatre Workshop, and an accomplished actor, director and writer. By helping the children use their imaginations and teaching them reading, writing, presentational, life and community skills, Builders of the New World helps them overcome their present circumstances, enkindles their ambition, and sets them on a path to fulfill their potential as contributing citizens. The Actors Theatre Workshop provides mentor training and welcomes both individuals and teams of mentors from all personal and professional backgrounds; training at our theatre facility in Chelsea will begin shortly, and space is limited. The program will run from late September to mid December in the evenings and late afternoons. Please visit our website at http://www.actorstheatreworkshop.com/bnw/index.html. You may also call Diana Windhorst at (212) 947-1386 x0 for additional information.