The Harmony Program provides after-school music education programs in underserved communities across New York City. This non-profit organization believes that music should be an integral part of every child’s education and that great expectations lead to even greater achievement. By training young musicians and building youth orchestras in underserved neighborhoods, we work not only to shape the lives of our children but also to engage and inspire their parents and their broader communities.
-- from harmonyprogram.org
Also the video below aired on PBS NewsHour on February 24, 2012; it was produced by the
Learning Matters group, specifically Cat McGrath and John Merrow. It
looks at the Harmony Program out of CUNY in NYC, which provides
after-school music education to under-privileged children. That program
is modeled off El Sistema, a famed Venezuelan program of the same
nature. For more resources on all this, consult learningmatters.tv.