"'The real benefit of the drum line, as I see it, is the completely new, 100% positive identity the drum line gives each participant. They have a skill — something they feel they are actually good at — that sets them apart from their distinction as 'formerly homeless youth'."
- Michael Stevens, Instructor, Dignity Housing, Philadelphia, PA
"If you are ever in Berkeley, please stop by and see our guitar class in action. It will make your heart sing to know that you are a part of making it possible."
- Della Peretti, Developmental Teacher Education Program, UC Berkeley
"There are a lot of family moments. My mom is like, ‘Oh, I'm so proud of my son; he plays viola.’ And she'll start hugging me, and the rest of my siblings are like, ‘Mom, please!’ I remember when my family all came over on Christmas, I played and a couple of them started crying. And the rest of them were really proud. It made me feel good."
- Student, Community MusicWorks, Providence, RI