PHILADELPHIA, PA – April 3, 2017 – A group of volunteers from the FS Foundation, the philanthropic arm of FS Investments, a leading asset manager headquartered in the Philadelphia Navy Yard, visited Kensington’s Rock to the Future on Friday, March 31, to mentor students, provide homework help and learn how to play musical instruments with the help of student partners.
“We love to partner with local organizations like Rock to the Future to create meaningful hands on employee volunteer service events,” said Mia Fioravanti, Executive Director of the FS Foundation. “MusiCore fills an important void for students in many of Philadelphia’s public schools and the FS Foundation is proud to support their efforts through this Rock & Return event.”
The event, called “Rock & Return,” is part of Rock to the Future’s signature after school music program, MusiCore, a free program for Philadelphia youth grades 6-12 that operates on weekdays during the academic school year. Student participants learn their choice of instrument (bass, guitar, drums, piano), form bands with their peers, write and record original music, play cover songs, participate in a vocal ensemble, and perform live at least twice during each program year. The program also provides homework help and tutoring along with weekly creative workshops and performances from local and national musical guests from a variety of genres.
“This event is a win-win for us at Rock to the Future,” said Jessica Craft, Founding Executive Director at Rock to the Future. “Our MusiCore students receive help with their homework from some very smart individuals, and they also get to showcase the musical abilities they’ve been building. It’s always a pleasure to partner with the FS Foundation.”
About FS Investments:
FS Investments is a leading asset manager dedicated to helping individuals, financial professionals and institutions design better portfolios. The firm provides access to alternative sources of income and growth through funds managed in partnership with top institutional investment advisers. It focuses on setting industry standards for investor protection, education and transparency.
FS Investments is headquartered in Philadelphia with offices in Orlando and Washington, DC. The firm currently manages seven funds with over $19 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2016.
About FS Foundation:
The FS Foundation is the philanthropic arm of FS Investments. It aims to positively impact communities through championing civic leadership, volunteerism and philanthropy at all levels of the firm. FS Foundation programs include an employee service initiative that offers monthly opportunities to volunteer with non-profit partners, a charitable giving matching program and a disaster relief matching program. Visit www.fsinvestments.com/about/fs-foundation to learn more.
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