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“Rock to the Future is a program I doubted possible, until I joined this year. I was always self-taught in guitar playing, but like any doorway, I needed a frame to hold me together, and Rock to the Future provided the framework I needed in my music. I now play guitar here, and learn more than I thought possible, along with theory and vocals

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Rock to the Future’s 1st Annual #MusicForAll Ball Tops the Charts!

Rock to the Future surpasses fundraising goal at 1st Annual SOLD OUT Music for All Ball! Let me start by saying: Wow!  When I started Rock to the Future in 2010, I didn’t completely foresee the amazing positive impact our programs would have on local youth. But Saturday night’s 1st Annual Music for All Ball was a fitting celebration of all of Rock to the Future’s accomplishments over

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Pia Toscano of American Idol kicks off Rock to the Future’s #MusicForAll Campaign

Did you know that:  Due to budget cuts, most Philadelphia youth do not have access to music education in schools Youth living in poverty in Philadelphia face many obstacles, including soaring crime rates in low-income neighborhoods Music education can improve grades, graduation rates, social skills and standardized test scores, improve self-esteem and inspire at-risk youth At Rock to the Future, we believe that ALL children

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Rock to the Future partners with The Free Library of Philadelphia

Local music education nonprofit reaches children citywide By Ali Eaves Jan. 14, 2014 Rock to the Fu­ture Pro­gram Dir­ect­or Joshua Craft helps Takhari Cas­selle, 10, play the elec­tric gui­tar for the first time at a free work­shop at the Cent­ral Phil­adelphia Lib­rary. ALI EAVES / STAR PHOTO One in three schools in the School Dis­trict of Phil­adelphia has no mu­sic pro­gram, ac­cord­ing to the dis­trict. And

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RTTF Program Director Josh Craft feat. on KYW for Volkswagen Caring Community

Josh Craft, Helping Kids “Rock to the Future” By Cherri Gregg PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Josh Craft, 28, fell in love with music the first time he picked up a guitar, at age 14. “My mom bought me an acoustic guitar and I immediately fell in love with playing the guitar and writing songs,” he recalls. Craft grew up around musicians.  His mother played in

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RTTF Backstage Pass featured in “Gifts That Give Back to Philly Kids”

Looking for a great gift for the musician or music-lover in your life who has everything? For a limited time, you can score your very own 2013-2014 RTTF Backstage Pass! Rock to the Future’s Backstage Pass was recently figured in Philly Give & Get’s new gift-giving guide with features “Gifts That Give Back to Philly Kids” Check out the article here!  

Rock to the Future in the New York Times

Jessica Craft, left, teaching Eugene Arthur, 9, a basic rock beat during the Rock to the Future after-school music program. By KERRY HANNON Published: November 7, 2013 INSIDE the red-brick St. Michael’s Lutheran Church in North Philadelphia, more than a century old, the walls, lined with stained glass windows, reverberate with the haunting strains of a chorus of middle schoolers singing Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah.” It’s

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Meet a Real Rockstar

As 14 year-old Samira takes the stage at World Café Live in front of hundreds of her friends, family and even strangers, she smiles from ear to ear. She has come a long way from the shy, self-conscious student that walked into the doors of Rock to the Future’s MusiCore after school program in 2010. She picks up her guitar and begins strumming the opening

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Rock to the Future Tops the Charts

Chosen out of 700 applicants as a top performing organization Philadelphia, PA - 10/17/13 – On Monday, Rock to the Future was officially recognized by the Learning by Giving Foundation as a grant recipient of $1,000 during its most recent grant competition. The Learning by Giving Foundation, funded by Doris Buffett’s Sunshine Lady Foundation, distributes $10,000 grants every semester to over 30 university partners who are teaching students

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$4000 Raised At Rally for Rock!

Thank you to everyone who could make it to Rock to the Future’s Rally for Rock event this past Saturday.We raised over $4000 – four times more then our goal! With an estimated attendance of over 600, this is the largest event Rock to the Future has held. With the funding received from this event, Rock to the Future will work with our partner schools to

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