2009 Coming Up Taller Semifinalists2009 Coming Up Taller Semifinalists

The President's Committee announces the 50 Coming Up Taller award semifinalists selected from more than 400 applications submitted from across the country.

  • Arts for All, Inc.
    Tucson, AZ
  • Tag Teen Program
    City of Willcox (Elsie S. Hogan Community Library)
    Willcox, AZ
  • A Music Academy for Children
    Rosie's House
    Phoenix, AZ
  • The Music Center
    The Symphony Women's Association
    Tucson, AZ
  • Art & Design Teaching and Learning Initiative (TLI)
    Otis Arts Institute
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Harmony Project
    Project Harmony
    Los Angeles, CA
  • San Francisco WritersCorps
    San Francisco Arts Commission
    San Francisco, CA
  • Koshare Indian Dancers
    Koshare Indian Museum, Inc.
    La Junta, CO
  • Higher Achievement
    Higher Achievement Program, Inc.
    Washington, DC
  • The After School Program
    Mentors of Minorities in Education (M.O.M.I.E.)
    Washington, DC
  • Sitar Arts Center
    The Patricia M. Sitar Center for the Arts
    Washington, DC
  • After-School Playwriting Program
    Young Playwrights Theater, Inc.
    Washington, DC
  • Youth Arts Corps
    Family Resources, Inc.
    Pinellas Park, FL
  • Greater Miami Youth Symphony of Dade County, FL
    Miami, FL
  • Women on the Rise!
    Museum of Contemporary Art, Inc.
    North Miami, FL
  • Girlstories Theatre Project and Workshops
    Powerstories Theatre, Inc.
    Tampa, FL
  • Center for Community Arts Partnerships
    Columbia College Chicago
    Chicago, IL
  • Preparatory Program
    Merit School of Music
    Chicago, IL
  • Yollocalli Arts Reach
    National Museum of Mexican Art
    Chicago, IL
  • Young Chicago Authors
    Chicago, IL
  • Voices of Unity Youth Choir
    Unity Performing Arts Foundation, Inc.
    Fort Wayne, IN
  • Cowan Creek Mountain Music School
    Cowan Community Action Group, Inc.
    Whitesburg, KY
  • Community Music School of Springfield, Inc.
    Springfield, MA
  • Express Yourself, Inc.
    Peabody, MA
  • Art a la Carte
    Federated Dorchester Neighborhood Houses, Inc.
    Dorchester, MA
  • Citywide Poets
    InsideOut Literary Arts Project
    Detroit, MI
  • ArtWorks
    Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts
    Grand Rapids, MI
  • Fired Up!
    Water Street Glassworks
    Benton Harbor, MI
  • The Corner Theatre Troupe
    Young Adults Health Center
    Ypsilanti, MI
  • ArtReach
    Kemper Operating Museum Foundation
    Kansas City, MO
  • Outreach Program with Incarcerated Youth
    Keshet Dance Company
    Albuquerque, NM
  • New Directions YouthArts
    City of Las Vegas Office of Cultural Affairs
    Las Vegas, NV
  • Shakespeare Remix Program
    Epic Theatre Center, Inc.
    New York, NY
  • Girls Write Now Mentoring Program
    Girls Write Now, Inc.
    New York, NY
  • Urban Voices
    Global Action Project
    New York, NY
  • Brooklyn Cultural Adventures Program
    Heart of Brooklyn Cultural Institutions
    Brooklyn, NY
  • The CityKids Repertory Company
    The CityKids Foundation
    New York, NY
  • Hello Neighbor
    Caldera
    Portland, OR
  • Learning Early Network
    Bradford County Regional Arts Council
    Towanda, PA
  • Fleisher Youth Art Program
    Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial
    Philadelphia, PA
  • The AS220 Broad Street Studio
    Providence, RI
  • Community Musicworks
    Providence, RI
  • New Urban Arts
    Project New Urban Arts
    Providence, RI
  • Colors Inner-City Youth Art Studio
    Spartanburg Art Museum
    Spartanburg, SC
  • Young Artist Apprenticeship Program
    Blaffer Gallery, The Art Museum of the University of Houston
    Houston, TX
  • SOHO-Space of Her Own
    The Art League, Inc.
    Alexandria, VA
  • Arts Corps
    Seattle, WA
  • Young Shakespeare Workshop
    Seattle, WA
  • Circle of Life
    Sharp Literacy
    Milwaukee, WI
  • Old Brick Playhouse Apprenticeship
    The Old Brick Playhouse
    Elkins, WV