JFS Receives MN State Arts Board Grant for “Communities Dancing for Joy”
Jewish Family Service of St. Paul has been awarded a $17,000 Minnesota State Arts Board Grant to launch a new project called “Communities Dancing for Joy.” JFS, together with KAIROS Alive! and four guest musicians will offer a series of interactive dance and arts events to enhance quality of life and build community in three separate St. Paul residences for senior and adults with disabilities. These residences are homes to individuals from varying backgrounds, cultures and levels of ability.
The concept behind “Communities Dancing for Joy” is that repeated arts events coupled with potluck meals featuring ethnic dishes can bridge differences and foster a stronger sense of community. Sharing food, music and movement will promote an opportunity for positive human connection and a sense of well-being that crosses cultural and social barriers.
The project will begin in March 2015. For more information about “Communities Dancing for Joy,” contact project coordinator, Steve Greenberg, at 651-698-0767.