Friday, July 13, 2012

LifeAfterCaregiving: 'Music Frees the Spirit and the Children' by Guest Blogger Maria Thompson Corley

Soulscapes: Piano Music by African American Women; Maria Corley, Piano; Albany Records Troy857 (2006)

Classical Pianist Maria Thompson Corley has been featured frequently on AfriClassical.  Here is an excerpt from a Guest Blog she wrote on LifeAfterCaregiving in support of SWAN  (Scaling Walls A Note at a Time):

July 13, 2012
"Children of incarcerated parents have a 72% chance of being incarcerated themselves.  One in twenty-eight children in America falls into this category.  While Big Brothers Big Sisters of America and other charitable organizations are actively involved in serving children with imprisoned parents, there is only one charity in the country specifically devoted to breaking the cycle.  Even more shocking:  SWAN (Scaling Walls A Note at a Time) has only existed since December of 2011."

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Thanks for this!  I hope people are inspired to follow this model elsewhere.  [Maria Thompson Corley] 

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