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Renzi Center Fundraiser

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For almost two decades now. The Renzi Center has been giving students a place to go after school. Now, the center, who's mission is to provide quality educational experiences, for at-risk youth in the area, is looking for the community to help out.


It is a program that has motivated hundreds of local children to succeed. 

"All the students that come to Renzi each day get one academic class and one art class; so the academic might be Language Arts tutoring, Math tutoring, Science homework help," said Christy Kirkley, Executive Director.
The R enzi center,  started by a group of nuns almost two decades ago, serves as a outlet for young minds to learn and grow.

"I'm able to offer advice and just teach them that you can make the right decisions and therefore you don't have to let your circumstances overwhelm you," said tutor Rixney Reed.


Jennifer Hill with the nonprofit located on Egan street,  says the program is in need of help, to continue it's services.  Therefore, the center is hosting the  2nd annual Jazz and Blues Brunch fundraiser this weekend. 

"One of the great things about it is it brings together local musicians, it brings together businesses and other organizations.  DDS  is one of our big sponsors and so is Texas Avenue Makers fair to name a few," said Hill.

They all work together to foster the growth and development for all students,  and to encourage their artistic creativity, and diversity.

"We are so excited to be able to do this here the children are so excited to be here they love the different activities that we have for them they love being able to hang out with these artist and get to know them and that people here are interested in what they do," said Kirkley. 


The Renzi Education and Art Center is hosting their 2nd annual Jazz and Blues Brunch fundraiser this weekend.
It starts at 11 a.m. And runs until 2 o'clock 
Tickets are $35.00 per person.
For more information call  222-14-14.

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