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COMMUNITY VENTURE INITIATIVE

The Hop’s Community Venture Initiative (CVI) aims to increase the Upper Valley community’s engagement and access to Hop programming. CVI builds on the Hop’s commitment, over its 50-year history, to community-oriented programs involving a strong network of local organizational partners, as well as on ideas generated by the Hop’s Class Divide Project, a three-year initiative that examined socio-economic class via the arts.
 
The project is funded by Jane’s Trust, as well as support from Jane and Peter McLaughlin, The Jack & Dorothy Byrne Foundation, Neda Nobari Foundation, Nini and Rob Meyer, Jenny and Stan Williams and Norwich Partners.
In spring of 2014, CVI kicked off two great pilot projects that involved more than 600 community members, Radical Jewelry Makeover and Bash the Trash. Since that time, five more pilots have been completed reaching another 1,000 people in 43 Upper Valley towns!
 
CVI is grooving into the summer months with FREE FOR ALL , a concert and movie series which begins on June 25th. Don’t miss the free, pre-concert Latin, Zydeco and Lindy Hop dance lessons for all ages, held on the Dartmouth Green!

Currently in the planning stages, Hop Outreach and Arts Education is partnering with the South Royalton School to provide teaching artist residencies and performances over the course of the 2015-2016 school year. This pilot program will help educators meet district literacy goals and look to increase opportunities for parents and the community to come together to celebrate the arts!