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Joel Schlessinger supports Urban Arts Partnership’s Annual Benefit

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Joel Schlessinger supports Urban Arts Partnership's Annual Benefit

Each year, the Urban Arts Partnership holds a star-studded benefit, “24 Hour Plays on Broadway.” Joel Schlessinger and his family recently made a donation to this year’s event, which will take place on Monday, November 17.

The event features 24 celebrity actors, six writers, six directors and two musical guests, all of whom collaborate to create six new plays and six original songs in just 24 hours. The event’s rotating cast includes celebrities like Jennifer Aniston, Elizabeth Banks, David Cross, Billy Crudup, Rosario Dawson, America Ferrera, Seth Green, Scarlett Johansson, Ashton Kutcher, James McAvoy, Eva Mendes, Julianne Moore, Tracy Morgan, Rosie Perez, Chris Rock, Sarah Silverman, Naomi Watts and Olivia Wilde.

Donations like the one from Joel Schlessinger will help support the Urban Arts Partnership.

The Urban Arts Partnership is a nonprofit arts education organization that offers a variety of programs to help engage students from New York and Los Angeles’s most impoverished schools. These initiatives aim to improve overall test scores, promote academic excellence, develop art programs for special education students, equip teachers with the tools to incorporate art into their lessons, engage families to become involved in education and motivate students to succeed.

The cutting-edge programs have helped reach more than 12,000 students from 100 different schools in New York and Los Angeles. Urban Arts Partnership believes the arts are “the most powerful tool to help close the achievement gap” and each donation helps support artistic programs that incorporate digital media, visual art, music and storytelling into public school programs.

Joel Schlessinger and his family are long-time supporters of the Urban Arts Partnership.

Over the past several years, Joel Schlessinger and his family have donated to the Urban Arts Partnership, including last year’s “24 Hour Plays on Broadway.” Thanks to the generous donations of Joel Schlessinger and other supporters, last year’s Broadway event raised more than $60,000 through ticket sales and contributions, which is nearly twice as much as the previous year. This year, event organizers hope to raise even more funds to support the Urban Arts Partnership.

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