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CreatED and Crayola

CreatED and Crayola

We are excited to announce that Crayola has become an official supporter of our CreatED programming, donating art supplies to select schools and communities in the OneVoice network. Earlier this year, Robbie and his son Ethan (pictured here at the Francisco Laguna Elementary School) delivered the first $1000 worth of Crayola markers, whiteboards, paints, brushes, and crayons to several schools in our partner community in El Manzano Uno, Chinandega, Nicaragua. Thank you Crayola!

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An Artful Response: Refugee Aid

An Artful Response: Refugee Aid

Dear Friends, I have spent the better part of the past eight months looking away. The Syrian refugee crisis streams into my living room every night via the evening news whether I am paying attention or not and although some nights I am able to observe from a dispassionate distance, on the nights that I cannot, I cry. The reason I look away and the reason I cry, I is the same: the brokenness and homelessness I am witnessing is my own. Somewhere in the depths of ourselves, if we […]

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Return To Nicaragua

Return To Nicaragua

Dear Friends, This summer a theme seems to be undeniably emerging. Voices. Everywhere there are voices that have gone un-listened to for far too long. And they are now demanding to be heard. From the #BlackLivesMatter movement to marriage equality, people seem to be coming to the realization that our collective well-being resides not in the word “or”, but in the word “and”. Not me or you. Me and you. Not us or them. Us and them. Or, more truthfully, simply . . . Us. We are bound up with […]

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One Voice on Voice of America

One Voice on Voice of America

Voice of America just published a story on One Voice on their Mandarin channel.  If you happen to speak Mandarin (or even if you don’t – Google does a pretty good job translating the page), check it out! An English version is coming soon (in about 3-4 weeks) and will be made available on the English Voice of America site. One Voice on Voice of America: 让童声响彻世界–美国音乐家的追求    

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From NIC with Love “Light”

From NIC with Love “Light”

Sarina Wasserman, 15, is a OneVoice Young Ambassador from Santa Barbara, CA. She is joining OneVoice on our trip to Nicaragua and will be posting daily reflections here (as internet access allows). Sarina loves music, people, traveling, service, and Oreo cookies–Doublestuff, natch. Each and every human being on this planet has a special light within them. In my opinion, children especially shine this light everyday, and it can be as bright as the sun. This light is within one’s soul. It is something that we can’t control, but it can […]

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From NIC with Love “Breakthroughs”

From NIC with Love “Breakthroughs”

Sarina Wasserman, 15, is a OneVoice Young Ambassador from Santa Barbara, CA. She is joining OneVoice on our trip to Nicaragua and will be posting daily reflections here (as internet access allows). Sarina loves music, people, traveling, service, and Oreo cookies–Doublestuff, natch. Breakthroughs…today was full of them. The young children joined us yesterday as planned.  What we didn’t plan for was that double the amount of kids would show up!  When we had our first team meeting, Robbie said, “On trips like these we always have two first days. One with […]

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From NIC with Love “Bridges”

From NIC with Love “Bridges”

Sarina Wasserman, 15, is a OneVoice Young Ambassador from Santa Barbara, CA. She is joining OneVoice on our trip to Nicaragua and will be posting daily reflections here (as internet access allows). Sarina loves music, people, traveling, service, and Oreo cookies–Doublestuff, natch. Today, on our second day working with the mentors, bridges were built. Bridges were crossed and connections were made. Connections like these that would normally take weeks to blossom, we have made them in less than 24 hours. Bridges are built to help us get from one place […]

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From NIC with Love: “15”

From NIC with Love: “15”

Sarina Wasserman, 15, is a OneVoice Young Ambassador from Santa Barbara, CA. She is joining OneVoice on our trip to Nicaragua and will be posting daily reflections here (as internet access allows). Sarina loves music, people, traveling, service, and Oreo cookies–Doublestuff, natch. Fifteen new people. Fifteen new faces. Fifteen new names. And, fifteen new hearts. These fifteen special souls came into this experience ready to learn, live, and most of all love. And, boy let me tell you, that is exactly what they did. It was eye opening watching the […]

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One Voice profiled on the PBS Newshour website

One Voice profiled on the PBS Newshour website

One Voice has been featured on the PBS Newshour website.  It is a great article and we are super excited about it.  Check it out at the link below. PBS: OneVoice uses kid-powered music for social good

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RocktoberFest, Oct. 27!

RocktoberFest, Oct. 27!

Join us for ROCKTOBERFEST, a music festival benefiting Metropolitan School of the Arts and OneVoice! Enjoy a day of fall fun with family and friends at the Workhouse Arts Center from 12:00-4:00 p.m. Tickets include entertainment by amazing artists–Robbie Schaefer, Kira Willey and Kofi Dennis–plus a slew of kids’ activities including face painting, moon bounces, games, crafts and much more. Food will be available for purchase. Click on the poster or right her to buy advance tickets!

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Our Voice (from the blog)

  • CreatED and Crayola
    We are excited to announce that Crayola has become an official supporter of our CreatED programming, donating art supplies to select schools and communities in the OneVoice network. Earlier this...
  • An Artful Response: Refugee Aid
    Dear Friends, I have spent the better part of the past eight months looking away. The Syrian refugee crisis streams into my living room every night via the evening news...
  • Return To Nicaragua
    Dear Friends, This summer a theme seems to be undeniably emerging. Voices. Everywhere there are voices that have gone un-listened to for far too long. And they are now demanding...

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