Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, in Arlington Heights, Illinois has received a generous grant from Target in support of its education programs and efforts within the community, according to an announcement from Metropolis. Target has been awarding grants to community organizations since 1946, as part of its outreach to communities.
Since 1946, Target has given 5 percent of its income to communities. Today, that giving equals more than $3 million every week. “At Target, our local grants are making a difference in communities across the country,” said Laysha Ward, President of Community Relations for Target. “We’re proud to partner with Metropolis Performing Arts Centre as part of our ongoing commitment to strengthen communities where our guests and team members live and work.”
As part of Target’s efforts to strengthen communities, Metropolis was awarded a $2,000 grant. These funds will bolster Metropolis’ educational programs, specifically the efforts of its Outreach program to bring the arts directly into the community. Metropolis Outreach is currently partnering with Northwest Special Recreation Association, Arlington Pediatric Therapy and Clearbrook to bring the arts to individuals with special needs. Its veteran Outreach program, Flourish in the Footlights, presented in partnership with Arlington Pediatric Therapy, concluded its 8th year in the spring.
“Thanks to Target’s support, we can continue to help those with limited arts opportunities experience the tremendous personal growth and thrill that comes from acting and performing,” Metropolis Executive Director Jim Jarvis said.
`Metropolis Performing Arts Center, in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, is a theatre that presents live entertainment, bringing the theatre experience to the northwest suburbs of Chicago. Metropolis also offers educational opportunities for students of the fine arts.
Metropolis also receives generous sponsorship from American Airlines, Daily Herald, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Chicago – Arlington Heights, FastSigns of Arlington Heights, and Stella Artois.
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