PROGRAM WILL PUT NEW TEACHERS IN SCHOOLS, IMPROVE SCHOOL FACILITIES,
PROVIDE BOOKS AND SUPPLIES TO STUDENTS, AND MORE
The legions of fans who follow Dispatch know that a defining element of the band and its culture is its spirit of community and charity. Today the band announced that the centerpiece of its highly-anticipated summer concert tour will be "Amplifying Education," an ambitious multi-platform campaign which aims to improve education in every market on the tour.
Joining with such respected organizations as Teach for America, City Year, United Way, Better World Books, HeadCount and others, Dispatch has assembled a team to ensure that the band and its fans have the greatest possible effect on improving education in the cities the summer tour visits. More information is available on a brand new website which launched Tuesday at www.AmplifyingEducation.org.
A portion of each ticket as well as the profits from the band's June 17 club show at Terminal 5 in New York will go to support a variety of Amplifying Education programs. The campaign aims to make real, definitive educational improvements in each of the six cities Dispatch visits this summer. These programs include a sponsorship of Teach For America corps members in each market and a City Year Denver founding team, service projects in Denver, Chicago, Bay Area, Newark and Boston, community Conversations, online actions, Better World Book Drive, Education Village, and "Thank You" Downloads. Click here for all the details.
DISPATCH TOUR DATES
06/03/11 Fri Red Rocks Amphitheatre Morrison, CO
06/04/11 Sat Red Rocks Amphitheatre Morrison, CO
06/05/11 Sun Red Rocks Amphitheatre Morrison, CO
06/07/11 Tue UIC Pavilion Chicago, IL
06/08/11 Wed Millennium Park Chicago, IL
06/11/11 Sat Greek Theatre Berkeley, CA
06/12/11 Sun Greek Theatre Los Angeles, CA
06/17/11 Fri Terminal 5 New York, NY
06/18/11 Sat Red Bull Arena Harrison, NJ
06/21/11 Tue Chastain Park Amphitheater Atlanta, GA
06/24/11 Fri TD Garden Boston, MA
06/25/11 Sat TD Garden Boston, MA
06/26/11 Sun TD Garden Boston, MA
09/02/11 Fri The Gorge George, WA*
* Dave Matthews Band Caravan