Pavoh Project members are unified by their desire to see a vibrant music scene in New England that embraces and fosters young talent. The Pavoh Project mission is to serve a wider music community, bringing together young people to collaborate and express themselves through the music that is meaningful to them. The Pavoh Project also helps New England music organizations network, develop, and grow by sharing information and fostering cooperation.
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ZUMIX is an East Boston-based nonprofit organization dedicated to building community through music and the arts. A core belief is that music is the most powerful means of developing adolescent self-identity. Their award-winning music and creative technology programming is designed to equip youth with the tools necessary to reach their full potential, while creating a safe space for youth to explore who they are and who they want to be. Through community events, ZUMIX provides access to top-quality arts experiences for a low-income, under-served neighborhood.
Co-Founders Bob Grove and current Executive Director Madeleine Steczynski founded ZUMIX in 1991 as a response to Boston’s worst wave of youth violence. ZUMIX began as a summer songwriting program and their programming quickly expanded. Today, year-round events are organized to provide East Boston residents with access to top-quality arts and cultural events. Today ZUMIX serves over 500 youth per year through after-school and summer programming and 500 through in-school partnerships.