Juster Pope Frazier continues working with the UMASS Architecture Department and the Dunbar Community Center of Springfield, MA. in an effort to cultivate and educate inner city teens about careers in architecture. Currently, slightly less than two percent of architects within the United States are African American. This pilot program, financed by a grant from the UMASS President's Office is our attempt at beginning to change that percentage. Two Juster Pope Frazier projects, the Eric Carle Museum and Wesley Church were the site of recent tours by the group. Thanks to each for their hospitality and support. The Dunbar program will continue over the next month working in Springfield and in the UMASS Architecture studios.
Concurrently, Juster Pope Frazier is working with the UMASS Fine Arts Center in an effort to raise funds for improvements to their performance venues and support their artist residency programs. Juster Pope Frazier was one of several sponsors of the Fine Arts Center Gala which raised a net of $38,000.00 to help offset costs incurred by integrating performing and visual artists into the wider school community. UMASS Amherst continues as one of our longstanding clients and we are very pleased to help give back in honor of their commitment to our firm.
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