Mandolyn pttr giving day

"It's an opportunity for students to see what is possible in themselves.”

“Learning out of a packet is one thing but then to take that knowledge and growth out of our classroom into our diverse city is what brings true meaning to the work."

Tomorrow, over 3,000 singers from our School Program will gather alongside their peers in Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park to celebrate the end of a year of hard work at Paint the Town Red.

Mandolyn Barrymore is the K-8 Music Teacher at Polaris Charter Academy, who serves as the liaison with our program. Paint the Town Red gives her singers purpose and appreciation for each other and the thousands of other singers, during a time when our world is more divided than ever. As they gather in the heart of downtown, they will create life-long memories and friendships while celebrating under an iconic Chicago landmark. The event provides her students with access to the arts on a grand scale and on an even playing field.

“Our partnership with Uniting Voices allows my students to access the world in a way they otherwise wouldn't be able to.”

Our partnership with Polaris Academy and schools around the city provide students with a level of choral music education and global curriculum. Most importantly, these programs are offered at no cost to students, and the transformative power of song is available to all who want it.

You can help us sustain access to the arts and our life-changing programs. Make a recurring monthly donation beginning in honor of Paint the Town Red, and we can continue to provide our program at no cost to the students at over 80 schools around Chicago.