Monday, September 24, 2012


The Artists For Humanity EpiCenter is a cultural hub of art, creativity, and teen-entrepreneurship!  But, as successful as we are after twenty years of teen-employment in the arts, we do not 'go it' alone!  Generous support from partners who believe in our mission of "providing under-resourced Boston teens with the keys to self-sufficiency through paid employment in the arts" keep AFH thriving. 

AFH salutes The Rodman Ride for Kids (The Rodman Ride) as an inspiring example of an AFH Partner that we applaud and appreciate! 

Don Rodman, the philanthropist who started The Rodman Ride 22 years ago, has raised over $9 million to date for youth programs in Massachusetts. The bike ride is the 3rd largest one-day fundraising event in the country, raising funds for programs like AFH, that target at-risk youth. But this isn’t your average cycling event—thanks to year-round fundraising, The Rodman Ride provides a 10% match for funds raised by participating non-profit agencies.  Through this generous match, AFH received an additional $44,000 in support of our programs last year!

For the third consecutive year, AFH staff and friends will pull on their AFH designed shirts and join over one thousand cyclists in Foxboro!  Led by AFH Executive/Artistic Director Susan Rodgerson, 10 spirited AFH riders will “be in the saddle” for 50- or 25-mile routes this Saturday, September 29th.

Three members of AFH's Board of Advisors have joined AFH’s team this year including- John and Arlene McLaren, and ezCater, Inc. CEO Stefania Nappi Mallett.  John and Arlene's cycling is just the latest in their AFH involvements. John conducts financial workshops for our teens, and Arlene, a Certified Yoga Instructor, assists in leading our free yoga classes!  This will be Stefania’s second time riding for Team AFH. Thanks to all!

Are you inspired? It is not too late to help with the September 29th Rodman Ride! Check out our team’s facebook page to donate, volunteer or to just to see the list of amazing organizations The Ride supports. 

And keep checking back here and on our Facebook page for photos from The Ride and to see what's up for AFH this fall!

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