Art Within the Walls: A Foundation's Journey Into Social Services

By Alex Gabay, Allen Greenberg, Arthur Strimling

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), Fall 2010

The arts have a unique capacity to inspire, enrich, and enhance people's lives. Through the arts, individuals can gain self-awareness, learn to cope more effectively with the world around them, and develop a greater sense of independence and personal dignity. The story of the merger of the Haym Salomon Foundation and Roots&Branches Intergenerational Theater into F-E-G-S and the subsequent development of the Haym Salomon Division of the Arts is one of synchronicity - of three organizations discovering that, by merging, major savings could be achieved and opportunities for service would expand for all three. In pursuit of its mission to help each individual achieve greater success, independence, and dignity - at work, at home, in school, and in the community - F-E-G-S Health and Human Services System is continuously seeking to expand both opportunities for participants and its model of service. Art within the walls of F-E-G-S can help consumers depict what they cannot speak.

Topic: Art, Artistic Expression, Culture, Social Services, Foundations, Partnerships, Music

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Editor: Naron Chalew, Gail

Volume/Issue: Vol.85/no.2-3

Page Number(s): 353-359

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Genre: Article

Coverage: New York, New York , United States

Language: English

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Gabay, Alex. Greenberg, Allen. Strimling, Arthur. Art Within the Walls: A Foundation's Journey Into Social Services. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA). Fall 2010: 353-359. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=12116


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