Maya Angelou once said, “Be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.” What she meant by this is simple – do something for someone else!  In Judaism, it’s called a mitzvah – a good deed.  Jules and Diane Kabat have demonstrated the meaning of this phrase to Dream A World Education since 2011.

diane-board-meetingJules Kabat joined our Advisory Board in 2012, and on his own, he has consistently supported us with his generosity. Diane Kabat, who began serving as a board member in 2011, and is now President of our board, says this: “I was first introduced to DAWE while volunteering at Selma Avenue Elementary School in Hollywood.  When I met its founder Bunny Hull, learned about the mission of infusing values and important life skills into the arts, and then saw the Opening Performance, I was hooked.”

“I am so happy to be part of Dream A World Education, serving on the board, volunteering in theDiane K helping classroom, and most importantly, watching the organization grow as it instrumentally changes young lives.  Over the past 5 years, I have driven to all areas of Los Angeles to volunteer – Hollywood, Hawthorne, El Segundo, Eagle Rock, Westchester, Downtown, Westlake, Koreatown, Culver City – and in gaining a knowledge of our city and its communities, I can see how essential our programs are for children and families – from Secrets of the Heart to Passport of the Heart, from One World Drum Circle to Dance in America.”

Being a part of funding our organization makes a difference in our ability to reach more schools and sustain and expand our teaching staff and infrastructure, but when someone does both, it is really a demonstration of our support, and we do not take it lightly.

“Why do I volunteer?  I feel all children deserve exposure to the arts. And, if my time in the classroom Diane & volunteershelps to deliver the arts, influence young minds, count me in.  The arts teach free expression, a new and different language of communicating, and I feel so fortunate to be able to watch it happen.  I have consciously decided to use my retirement years by investing in the next generation and in the future of Los Angeles. I love Dream A World Education.”

We give our deepest thanks to Diane and Jules Kabat.

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