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Mr. McCarrick from Philadelphia PA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Elementary Music Library

Help me give my students an immersive music library that makes a cultural impact on their lives, and gives them role models that they not only can look up to, but can see themselves in as well.

  • $297 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school strives to make an impact, to develop young scholars on an intellectual, emotional, and creative level. We are dedicated to empowering students as learners through the development of a results-driven academic environment, which includes a partnership with parents, a focus on building life skills, and a commitment to cultivating children’s instinctive quest for knowledge.

Our scholars are game changers.

They work above and beyond to better themselves, their community, and each other. We want to nurture a culture of inclusiveness. We work each day to build relationships and make connections, both in our academics and in social skills.

Scholars receive both a music and art curriculum where we discuss real-life skills such as problem-solving, occupational skills, inferences, active listening skills, group work, and much more. It is a vital component to the elementary school curriculum and one that works hand in hand with the general education curriculum.

My Project

All of our students come in with a desire to learn and grow as young musicians. They're excited at the endless possibilities within the music atmosphere, but often can find it hard to relate to the famous musicians we read and learn about. The vast majority of music education material does not focus on musicians of color. This is not providing our students with the immersive atmosphere they need to in order to grow and prosper.

These bright young minds need role models within the music field that they can not only look up to, but see themselves in as well.

Just as we need more diversity within our work spaces and schools, the same can be said for the content material that we teach. In an effort to create a more inclusive music library, I want to provide an inspiration for each and every single one of my students to read about and see themselves in. In addition, I want to create a reading space with appropriate shelves to provide a safe, nurturing place that promotes their literacy goals encourages their bright young minds to grow. This will enhance not only their environment in the classroom, but on the stage as well.

Mr. McCarrick
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 300 students.

11 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
ECR4Kids Birch Hardwood Single-Sided Book Case Display Stand for Kids, 5 Shelves, Natural • Amazon Business $143.99 1 $143.99
He's Got the Whole World in His Hands • AKJ Education $16.19 1 $16.19
We Shall Overcome A Song That Changed the World • AKJ Education $13.14 1 $13.14
One Love • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Ella Fitzgerald • AKJ Education $10.94 1 $10.94
Uptown • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Charlie Parker Played Be Bop • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Ella Fitzgerald The Tale of a Vocal Virtuosa • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Duke Ellington The Piano Prince and His Orchestra • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10

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