Violinist's after-school program brings hope to kids, community
David France uses the money he makes playing the violin to fund Revolution of Hope, an after-school orchestra he started a few months ago in the disenfranchised community of Roxbury. NBC's Chelsea Clinton reports.
By Craig Stanley, NBC News
Some mornings, beneath the streets of Boston, David France plays his violin for the passers-by who fill the subway corridor. Some stop to listen, while others acknowledge him by dropping money into the empty violin case that lies at his feet.
France uses this money to fund Revolution of Hope, an after-school orchestra he started a few months ago in the disenfranchised community of Roxbury.
Hear more about David and how his passion for classical music, combined with his vision for a community orchestra, is changing the lives of Roxbury's youth who may not have these opportunities otherwise
He sought to start the program after completing the New England Conservatory's Sistema Fellows Program, which sent him to Venezuela. There, he studied the El Sistema model, a community music education program that brings instruments and instruction to underprivileged kids, often with transformational results.....