Urban Arts Partnership To Host 2018 Benefit, AMPLIFIED In New York City
Urban Arts Partnership (UAP), NYC's leading education non-profit, will host its annual gala, "AmplifiED" on April 16, 2018 at The Ziegfeld Ballroom. Co-hosted by Mike Yard and multiple Emmy Award-winner Rory Albanese, leading contributors for The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, the star-studded event will include celebrity talent, dedicated New Yorkers fighting inequality in public education and musical performances by Actress and Singer, Alex Newell (Glee) and Broadway Performer, Cynthia Erivo (The Color Purple) who will be headlining.
SPECIAL GUESTS (to date): Actress and UAP Artistic Board Member Danielle Brooks (Orange is the New Black); Actor Geoffrey Arend (Madam Secretary); Actor, Amir Arison (The Blacklist); Hip-hop Artist and UAP Artistic Board Member, Dres; Actor and Advocate Jesse Eisenberg; Comedian, Hari Kondabolu; Hip-hop Artist and founding member of Run-D.M.C., and UAP Artistic Board Member, Darryl "D.M.C." McDaniels; Hip-Hop Artist and UAP Artistic Board Member Sadat X; Actress Cecily Strong (SNL); Actress and Singer, Actress and Singer, Tracie Thoms (Rent); Jenna Ushkowitz (Glee); Actress UAP Artistic Board Member Diane Neal (Law & Order SVU) and UAP Students and Alumni.
Urban Arts Partnership (UAP) is a leading non-profit education organization that closes achievement gaps in public schools through arts-integrated education programs. UAP is dedicated to improving student engagement, amplifying youth voice, and boosting academic outcomes.
Through a series of dynamic programs, the organization works with 100 low-income schools across New York and Los Angeles, impacting the lives of more than 10,000 students each year - over 150,000 students and 1,000 teachers in total over the 25 years since its inception. UAP strives to provide every student equal access and opportunity to education and the arts, especially immigrants, LGBTQ, special needs and at-risk students.