ZUMIX, Inc.

East Boston, MA   |  www.zumix.org

Mission

The mission of ZUMIX is empowered youth who use music to make strong positive change in their lives, their communities, and the world. Located in East Boston, we provide top-quality cultural programming as an alternative way for young people to deal with frustration, anger and fear, and as a method of building cultural understanding and acceptance. Over the past 24 years ZUMIX has grown and expanded with the changing needs of our constituents. ZUMIX is a vital cultural entity in East Boston and throughout the greater Boston area. We have developed strong roots in our community and have led an effort to make arts and culture a more accessible and essential part of local life.

Ruling year info

1992

Principal Officer

Ms. Marie Madeleine Steczynski

Main address

260 Sumner Street

East Boston, MA 02128 USA

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Formerly known as

Music Mobile

EIN

04-3132674

NTEE code info

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Music (A68)

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Hands-On

For 24 years ZUMIX has provided safe space after school and during the summer months for young people to participate in music and related arts programs, to explore who they are and who they'd like to be. Hands-On programs concentrate in four areas: Songwriting and Performance, Instrumental Music, Creative Technology, and Community Radio. Offered for free or at low cost, our programs provide youth with access to a self-directed and sequentially challenging arts education. ZUMIX programming exists at the intersection of four core concepts: Youth, Music, Community, and Excellence. Our program design mirrors this model, fostering personal development, artistic growth, civic engagement, and 21stCentury skill building. Together, these outcomes represent our vision of an empowered youth.

Population(s) Served

Community Arts programming has enabled ZUMIX to take a leadership role in making arts and culture a more accessible and vital part of local life while providing our youth with opportunities to apply their skills and talents in real-life settings. Engaging with local artists provides a context for our work with young people, helping them connect with local organizing efforts and serving as assets for many local agencies. Through community festivals, summer concerts, cultural events, and collaborative community art projects, our youth earn income as musicians and sound technicians, serve as organizers, promoters, and hosts, and gain the 21st Century Skills necessary to compete in higher education and employment settings.

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Awards

National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award 2011

President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities

Excellence in Community Development 2010

Massachusetts Housing Development Corporation

Preservation Achievement Award 2010

Boston Preservation Alliance

Margaret Stewart Lindsay Award 2008

Social Innovation Forum

Social Innovator 2006

Social Innovation Forum

Financials

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ZUMIX, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 3/9/2016
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mrs. Chrissy Holt

Commongood Careers

Term: Dec 2012 - Dec 2014

Doug Brenhouse

Business Consultant

Cristina Aspuru

Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Study at Harvard University

Katia Canenguez

Massachusetts General Hospital

Sandy Downey

FedEx

Vanessa Fazio

Mullen Advertising

Adam Klein

Callanan & Klein Communications, Inc.

Steven Snyder

East Boston Neighborhood Health Center