SOURCE: unite4:good


March 19, 2014 10:00 ET

Exploring the Arts Joins Forces With unite4:good as a Founding Affiliate to Achieve Increased Adoption and Implementation of the Arts in Public School Education

Organizations Unite to Raise Awareness of the Importance of Arts in Our Country's Public Schools

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - Mar 19, 2014) - The global movement for humanity, unite4:good, today announced that Exploring the Arts has joined its growing initiative as a Founding Affiliate. By combining efforts to inspire change through acts of kindness and service, both organizations are working together to create opportunities to increase arts instruction in today's public schools.

"We must support schools and educators with the know-how and resources to bring high quality and rigorous arts instruction into every classroom in our country," said Susan Benedetto, President of Exploring the Arts. "We believe by combining our efforts with unite4:good, we will be able to have an even greater impact on public schools."

Exploring the Arts is a nonprofit organization that was founded by music legend Tony Bennett and his wife, Susan Benedetto. The organization's mission is to increase the arts in today's public high school curriculum. Currently, Exploring the Arts serves 17 schools throughout New York City and Los Angeles and plans to increase its reach with this new partnership.

"Joining with such an important program as Exploring the Arts is a true honor for us," said Anthony Melikhov, founder of unite4:good. "The positive results of the arts in a child's life are immeasurable and a perfect addition to unite4:good. We are excited to achieve great things through this partnership."

Founded by the non-profit Bright Future International and philanthropist Anthony Melikhov, unite4:good is establishing a new standard whereby acts of kindness and service become so valued and celebrated that everyone chooses to make them a part of their daily lives. The ultimate goal of the unite4:good movement is to convey the "inspire:empower:share:love" message and inspire positive action so the day will come when the number of people who want to help outnumber those who need it.

About unite4:good
is a revolutionary global movement that will establish a new standard whereby acts of kindness and service become so valued and celebrated that everyone chooses to make them a part of their daily life. Through empowering action, creating new programs, and uniting both individuals and organizations in innovative ways -- we will inspire positive and lasting change on a global scale. unite4:good will encourage everyone to inspire, empower, share and love. (

About Exploring the Arts
Exploring the Arts (ETA) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization founded in 1999 by Tony Bennett and Susan Benedetto.ETA was founded in 1999 by legendary American singer Tony Bennett and his wife Susan Benedetto. Tony and Susan co-founded Frank Sinatra School of the Arts, a premier public arts high school in New York City. ETA currently serves 17 Partner Schools in NYC and LA, impacting more than 11,000 students. ETA's programs and approach address the lack of sufficient funding for the arts in public high schools and the lack of rigorous arts programs and curricula. ETA collaborates with Partner School leadership to develop a 4-year plan that creates and builds high-quality, sustainable arts programming. ETA currently serves 17 Partner Schools throughout New York City's five boroughs and in East Los Angeles. Learn more by visiting

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