Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Rawkstars Inc

  • East Taunton, MA
  • http://rawkstars.org

Mission Statement

Rawkstars, Inc.® -- Where Opportunity Rawks!
Rawkstars provides opportunity through programs that foster and celebrate music through discovery, education, creation and participation.

We don't exist to churn out virtuosos; music education requires kids to develop skills and attributes that will serve them throughout their lives.
Music is the vehicle, not the destination!

Music education improves self-esteem, learning skills, communication, creativity, teamwork, discipline, cultural awareness and respect for others through personal accomplishment, persistence and self-expression.

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Service Areas

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Massachusetts

Rawkstars offers programs for youth in the Greater Boston area.  We hope to expand our offerings beyond these areas in the future, but are concentraing our efforts in Eastern Massachusetts at this time.

ruling year

2004

Principal Officer since 2003

Self-reported

Mr. Jonathan Jacobs

Keywords

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music, kids, children, education, arts, teenagers, teens, opportunity, youth development, boston music charity

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EIN

20-0401768

 Number

6694779223

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Music (A68)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Arts Education/Schools (A25)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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Programs

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Program 1

Rawkstuff: A program providing free musical instruments Rawkstarts: An educational program providing free weekly, private music lessons Rawkschool: A grant program for continuing education in a music related discipline Rawkgroup: An on-site, ensemble music lesson, tailored for larger groups. Rawkstars: A studio program to assist students in recording their own music.

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Service Areas

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Massachusetts

Rawkstars offers programs for youth in the Greater Boston area.  We hope to expand our offerings beyond these areas in the future, but are concentraing our efforts in Eastern Massachusetts at this time.

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Rawkstars Inc

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Principal Officer

Mr. Jonathan Jacobs

BIO

Rawkstars, Inc. rose from the vision, experience, passion and energy instilled by it's Director and Founder, Jonathan Jacobs.
A singularly unique background, his career path includes a diverse array of projects and roles including Audio Engineer, Tour Manager, Computer Programmer, Producer, Director and Technology Project Manager.
JJ's broad client portfolio includes General Motors, L.L.Bean, HBO, Warner Brothers Records, The FleetCenter, Bausch & Lomb, AOL, NESN, American Express, Starwood Hotels, The New England Patriots, Boston Bruins, Boston Red Sox and Boston Celtics.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Jonathan Jacobs

No affiliation

Term: Nov 2003 -

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