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Sitar Arts Center Shows Every Day Why Arts Education is Essential

March 15, 2019

When schools face tight budgets, arts classes are often the first to be cut. Music and painting are often viewed as “extras” in comparison to reading and math. But at (Read More)

A Conversation with Kieran Hayes, Sitar Arts Center Volunteer, and Donor

February 25, 2019

Kieran has lived in the DC region for several years but currently resides in Vienna. Sitar came into his life almost three years ago. Aspirations of potentially pursuing a career (Read More)

Sitar Alum Spotlight: A Conversation with Christina Lucas

January 24, 2019

The learning experiences that many young performers and artists gain at Sitar Arts Center have been such a strong influencer that several Sitar graduates have formed the Sitar Alumni Actors (Read More)

Getting to Know a Sitar Arts Center Alumnus

December 20, 2018

A talented pianist and aspiring toxicologist, Israel Nuñez says he owes his life to Sitar Arts Center. Much as they did with Nuñez, Sitar sets more than 900 young people (Read More)

Sitar Selected as a Grantee of Bloomberg Philanthropies

September 7, 2018

Sitar Arts Center is excited to share that it is a grantee recipient of Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Arts Innovation and Management (AIM) program. The invitation-only program seeks to strengthen the organizational (Read More)

Mayor Bowser Visits with Students at Sitar

February 28, 2018

DC Mayor Muriel Bowser recently visited with Sitar Arts Center students and they were eager to share their artwork, their stories, and their hopes with their city’s leadership. Ten year-old Sitar (Read More)

Sitar Receives National Media Spotlight

July 13, 2017

Sitar Arts Center was recently profiled in Youth Today, an independent, nationally distributed newspaper. The article, Access to Arts is Linked to Greater Well-Being in Economically Disadvantaged Neighborhoods, confirms what (Read More)

Lights On Afterschool

October 22, 2015

Every October, thousands of communities across the country celebrate Lights On Afterschool, a call for attention to the importance of afterschool programs and the resources to keep the lights and doors open (Read More)

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School Readiness

October 15, 2015

Every year, Sitar Arts Center helps hundreds of students prepare for school—whether it is Kindergarten, back-to-school after the summer or college. Ready for Kindergarten Studies show that during the critical (Read More)

Sitar Students Develop 21st Century Learning Skills

March 1, 2015

In today’s challenging world, it is more important than ever that students are acquiring the kinds of skills that will enable them to succeed in the 21st century. Sitar Arts (Read More)

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