Almost 20 Years of Service
In July 2009, GEGISOM celebrated 10 years of providing music training and education, serving over 2000 youth and 350 adults. Providing employment for over 85 instructors who were either college students or college graduates. 60% of our student graduates are now attending an institution of higher learning for music, the arts or education degrees or serving as musicians in religious institutions or other secular venues. We are so proud of Glenn Simmons, a GEGISOM grad, who is a prominent Disc Jockey in Philadelphia.
On July 14, 2016, “Fifteenth Anniversary Awards Luncheon” at the Hilton Hotel, City Avenue. We were blessed to have over 200 youth and families share this day with us. GEGISOM students provided the entertainment and we honored outstanding politicians in our community: Pennsylvania State Senator Shirley Kitchen,; State Representative J.P. Miranda and City Councilwoman, Cindy Bass along with our hard-working Board of Directors and volunteers. We thank God.
We are planning for our Twentieth Anniversary Awards Luncheon on July 13, 2019 at the Hilton Hotel City Ave. Noon – 4:00pm. Adults $65 / Youth (3-18) $30 ( First 100 free).
Please join us as we share our journey, and hear from current and former students of GEGISOM.
IF you know of any youth who attended GEGISOM between 1999 and 2015, please have them contact Joyce Drayton (215) 430-0435 or email: gegisom @aol.com.
GEGISOM is dedicated and committed to providing cultural arts to our community for today’s’ youth for tomorrow’s music.
20th Anniversary Luncheon
We are planning for the “Twentieth Anniversary Awards Luncheon” on July 13, 2019 at the Hilton Hotel, City Avenue at 12:00 PM. Adults $65, Youth $30. We are inviting all former students to join us on 7/13/19 and to share their journeys academically and musically.
- Philadelphia Cultural Fund
- Philadelphia Youth Arts Grant
- Support Community Outreach Program (SCOP)
- The Douty Foundation
- The Nazarene Baptist Church Mission Ministries
- The Seybert Foundation’
- The Sheila Fortune Foundation
- Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Strategies for Success Grant
- Second Baptist Church of Germantown Mission Ministries
- Union Benevolent Foundation
- Private donors
- The William King Foundation