COMMUNITY TICKET PROGRAMIn 2015-16 the Community Ticket Program served low income and underserved community members through partnerships with eight different community organizations. Partners were given access to all Hopkins Center performances and films and made selections based on the needs and interests of their constituents. Over 354 free tickets were ordered and attendees participated in special events in conjunction with the performances.
With a multi-year donation from Jane and Peter McLaughlin, the Community Ticket Program continues for a third year, allowing an expanded group of nine partner organizations to select Hop tickets for people who might not otherwise attend Hop performances.
2016-17 Community Ticket Program partners:
- Global Campuses Foundation
- Hartford School District
- Junction Teen Center
- Lebanon Housing Authority
- South Royalton School
- Special Needs Alliance
- Upper Valley Haven
- VA Medical Center
- Windsor County Partners
“This is definitely hitting the right group. Some of them have never seen a play before.” Brooke Robinson, Recreational Therapist, VA Medical Center
“A lot of time we forget the things that are easy for us but not so easy for [our clients]. It’s eye opening being in the auditorium. It’s not just about seeing a show, but about getting out and being a part of the community.” Community Ticket Partner
PART OF THE 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.
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