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Amazing Grace Conservatory: Bringing The Arts To At-Risk Youth

The Amazing Grace Conservatory (AGC) was founded by Tracy Lamar Coley  and Wendy Raquel Robinson. AGC aims to bring back the performing arts to at-risk youth. They offer training in acting, voice, and dance for youth ranging from 8-18 years old.

Wendy Rauquel Robinson

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Executive Director Wendy Rauquel Robinson is best known for her role in The Steve Harvey Show. Coley and Robinson founded AGC because they, “experienced firsthand the socioeconomic disadvantages that face African-American and Hispanic children and realized the need to cultivate, nurture and bring the arts back to the community,” as stated on the AGC website.

AGC has been working since 1996 to cultivate and inspire the performing arts to the youth in the Los Angeles community. The youth enrolled at AGC are trained with professionals at affordable prices. AGC aims to not only train youth in the arts, but to inspire confidence and self worth in each individual. They want to train up emerging artists who are well rounded, positive and community oriented. With a lot of dedication and hard work, AGC has grown to be a very successful performing arts school. Many of their students have gone on to higher education at top notch performing arts universities like Julliard and NYU-Tisch School of the Arts.

The students at AGC work hard to produce excellent theatrical performances. They have produced many famous musicals, like “Wicked”, “West Side Story”, “Grease” and many more. Recently AGC had a charity fashion show to support their cause. Style Network’s Tia & Tamera were asked to host the charity event by Wendy Raquel Robinson. You can watch their show on Mondays 8/7c on Style Network. Here is a clip of Tia & Tamera mentoring the youth at AGC as they prepare for their charity fashion show. As you can see in the clip, mentors are important for the youth at AGC as well as for youth in general.

West Side Story AGC

(Photo Credit: AGC Facebook)

AGC is working hard to provide a safe environment for personal growth. Many children who come from low income households may not have the opportunity to achieve some of their goals. You can get involved and sponsor a child who would benefit from the training at AGC. Donations to this non-profit are tax deductible. Find out more about sponsoring a student on the AGC website. You can help change a life and encourage a positive lifestyle for a student. Get your family involved and discuss the benefits of the performing arts. Encourage your children to be charitable with their finances and together you can work as a family to sponsor or donate to AGC.

Amazing Grace Conservancy

2401 West Washington Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90018

Ph. 323-732-4283

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