Students from the Gleeksman-Kohn Children's Choir rehearse at the Germantown Branch

Settlement CEO writes op-ed about the impact of arts education on the local economy

In the Summer 2019 edition of the Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce’s InBusiness magazine, Settlement Music School CEO Helen Eaton explains how community arts schools are uniquely positioned to help advance Philadelphia’s economic future through what they teach.

She points to skills such as developing an informed perception, articulating a vision, learning to solve problems and work productively with peers as critical in school and in the world’s 21st century economy.

“Many community music schools, like Settlement, provide students with the foundation to become strong leaders, who, in turn, bring investment and jobs to our city, contributing to the overall economic engine for our entire region.”

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