Almost 24 Years of Service
In July 2009, GEGISOM celebrated 10 years of providing music training and education, serving over 5500 youth and 350 adults. Providing employment for over 85 instructors who were either college students or college graduates. 72% 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. Jordan Seamon is another GEGISOM alum who has a succesful career as a recording artist, actor and author of several books we are so proud of Jordan and her educational and artistic achievements.
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.
On July 13, 2019, GEGISOM celebrated (20) years supporting young people and marginalized families in North Philadelphia through arts education and creative curriculums to help students discover their strengths and potential in the arts.
Over 190 personds attended at the lovely Hilton Hotel (City Avenue) We honored our elected officials who help us each day to deal with the legislative laws that can enhance the quality of living for residents in North Philadelphia. Thank you Congressman Dwight Evans, Senator Sharif Street, State Rep Burgos and Councilwoman Cindy Bass. Our guest speaker was the renowned community activist, Solomon Jones, thank you Mr. Jones. Guest artist were Duane Eubanks, renowned Jazz Trumpeter whose mother Vera Eubanks served on on-our Board of Directors for several years and Gregory Hopkins, celebrated Tenor.
GEGISOM recognized all youth with awards and specail recognition to alumni youth who are in college or graduated from college. We are so thankful first to God and to the many many partners, friends, family members, churches and youth who have helped us make this journey of hope, of promise, of success by creating safe a safe and exciting learning environment.
Will you help us as we journey into the next phase of growth for GEGISOM, our youth and our community?
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.
- The Philadelphia Cultural Fund
- Philadelphia Youth Arts Grant
- Support Community Outreach Program (SCOP)
- The Douty Foundation
- The Presser Foundation
- The Nazarene Baptist Church Mission Ministries
- The Pincus Foundation
- 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