South End News - Building community: Moving forward with the arts

MySouthEnd.com published an opinion piece on October 9th by MASSCreative Executive Director, Matt Wilson, and Boston Children's Chorus Executive Director, David C. Howse. The two speak about the impact that the arts and creativity have on the community; from the MCAS scores of Roxbury schools, to the unification of the young community in the Boston Children's Chorus. Wilson and Howse express their hope that these lessons learned in the importance of the arts can move the community and its leaders toward a stronger appreciation and representation of the arts, creativity, and culture.

"Creativity is powerful. We know that it generates nearly $1 billion of economic activity annually in the city of Boston. We also know that it enhances academic achievement."

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