Genesis Inspiration Foundation donates $100,000 to local arts programs


Genesis Inspiration Foundation at Art & Beyond on August 4, 2022 in Dallas, TX. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)

The Genesis Inspiration Foundation donated $50,000 to Art & Beyond, a Cedar Hill-based nonprofit arts organization on August 4. Robin Ingle is Executive Director of Art & Beyond.

Art and Beyond, Inc is located at Daniel Road and serves the Greater Dallas Southwest area community (including but not limited to Cedar Hill, Duncanville, Red Oak, and Desoto). Art and Beyond, Inc. was founded in August 2009 after recognizing a troubling lack of activity and opportunity for art in the community. Youth in our community are often denied art programs at school due to lack of funding and understaffing. Our organization establishes a well-trained staff to provide many opportunities for the development of creative skills through artistic educational programs to serve disadvantaged and at-risk youth in our community.

The teaching staff consists of highly trained professional entertainers who are expert instructors with exceptional classroom management skills. The goal of our organization is to foster acceptance, appreciation and understanding of art among young people in our community, which has the effect of reducing delinquent behavior and increasing academic achievement in order to create a solid foundation for future success.

Art and beyond

The organization has successfully run programs since 2009, and with the generous help of donors and foundations, our art programs have served approximately 1,301 students since then. The programs are specifically created to complement limited art programs in private, charter, and public schools. At-risk and economically disadvantaged youth in the community will benefit from the higher degrees of problem-solving, communication, and collaborative skills that are involved in learning the arts.

Art & Beyond strives to fulfill its mission through programs that provide students with a hands-on approach to arts education. We seek to educate, support and inspire as many students as possible, and we will not discriminate against anyone. These programs will not only benefit many students, but will foster lasting positive change in the community. We will improve the quality of life of students in our community, enabling them to acquire creative abilities, knowledge and appreciation. For more information, please visit artandbeyondinc.org.

Genesis Inspiration Foundation

A non-profit organization committed to improving educational outcomes for children through the arts, the Genesis Inspiration Foundation was founded in 2018. Since then, the foundation has awarded more than $4.5 million to support education programs. arts education for underprivileged communities in the country.

Gift of the Genesis Inspiration Foundation
Genesis Inspiration Foundation at the Dallas Black Dance Theater on August 4, 2022 in Dallas, TX. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)

The foundation donated an additional $50,000 to the Dallas Black Dance Theater on August 4, giving a total of $100,000 to local arts programming. Dallas Black Dance creates and produces contemporary modern dance through performance excellence and educational programs, bridging the gap between cultures and diverse communities. It is the oldest continuously operating professional dance company in Dallas and features dancers performing a variety of jazz, modern, and ethnic works. Zenetta Drew is executive director of Dallas Black Dance Theatre.

Brandon Ramirez, director of corporate social responsibility, Genesis Motor America, presented the $50,000 checks to each of the arts organization’s directors.

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