Bilingual Stories & Music program offers arts education to families at risk of homelessness
The Mint Museum will be taking its “Bilingual Stories and Music on Wheels” program to Camino Community Center on Saturday, April 23rd. This program combining bilingual storytelling, music, and fun games aimed at young children, will be brought to Camino as part of a partnership between both institutions with the goal of making art accessible to low-income families.
The program will take place four times a year. Each program will have a different theme, providing variety and showcasing different Latin American children’s songs and games. Bilingual Stories & Music on Wheels will be presented by talented storytellers from local group Criss Cross Mangosauce.
The Mint Museum launched the Gift of Membership campaign during the holiday season in 2015. For every gift membership purchased between November 27 and December 31, the Mint gave a free family membership to a family being served by Camino Community Center. Thanks to the support of Mint members a total of 72 family memberships will be given to Camino.
This campaign was an extension of a partnership between the Mint and Camino which grew out of the Mint’s Latino Initiative. The Mint provided scholarships to its summer camps to 12 Camino families last summer, and has brought Camino families to a previous Sunday Fun Day event.
“Bringing a well-established program such as Bilingual Stories & Music, which has been taking place at Mint Museum Randolph for several years, to Camino Community Center in its On-Wheels version, will provide an artistic experience to Camino young children, and I hope it will contribute to breaking the barriers that underserved families face when it comes to art”, said Claudia Soria, the Mint’s Latino Community Programs & Relations Manager.
This program is generously supported by Duke Energy and by Mint Museum members who bought a gift membership through the Gift of Membership Campaign.
Camino Community Center is a non-profit serving the needs of low-income families those at risk of homelessness. Their focus is to improve well-being and provide opportunities to contribute to better health, education, and social conditions. Each family who receives a complimentary Mint membership will be offered opportunities to attend special family-friendly arts educational opportunities at the museum during the coming year.
For more information, visit mintmuseum.org/join or call 704.337.2011.