Mr. Welsh is a professional musician and writer, music producer, music publisher, record producer, and recording engineer. He has been an adjunct faculty member at Harrisburg Area Community College teaching Applied Music. Mr. Welsh is an ASCAP member writer, an ASCAP and BMI member publisher, and Grammy Academy voting member. He has performed internationally and has participated in making several major label recordings. As a volunteer for Jump Street, he has written and facilitated arts based after school programs.
As the Executive Director for Jump Street, Mr. Welsh has overseen a substantial increase in programs and number of people served in a four county region. Mr. Welsh is a regional coordinator for the PA Humanities Council's Live and Learn program. Bob administers several programs for the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, including Partners in the Arts grants, Arts Management Internships and Teacher Artist Partnerships.
Bob sits on the Board of Directors of Citizens for the Arts in Pennsylvania; Chair of Education for the Pennsylvania Grand Review; he is on the board of advisors of the Humanities at Penn State and is on the Steering and Curriculum Committee; and a consultant for the PA Council on the Arts' Preserving Diverse Cultures program.
Ms. Snyder has been in the art services industry for over 5 years and is Jump Street's Program Director. Ms. Snyder coordinates Jump Street's Gift of Music program and administers the Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts re-grant program in partnership with the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. In addition, she is responsible for preparation and management of grant proposals, program development policies, and budgets. Ms. Snyder has completed the Fundraising for Professionals Certification and the Non Profit Management Certification Program through Millersville University.
Ms. Glover attended Bucknell University where she was a Community Service Coordinator. Upon graduating, she taught for nine years in Alternative Education in an urban setting. During her time spent in Alternative Education, she was the Community Event Coordinator at Wordsworth Academy and the Community Liason at Harrisburg Abraxas Student Academy.
Ms. Glover is responsible for the day to day administrative operations at Jump Street. In addition, as a certified teacher, she assists in the development of program curriculum/lesson plans, is co-coordinator of the Peace Wall and is responsible for implementing Jump Street's EITC programs. Ms. Glover also publishes and™ magazine, Central Pennsylvania's only teen magazine created entirely by teens.
As Senior Advisor of "Thrive!", Ms. Glover manages the day to day operations, the instructors, and is responsible for the exercise and arts programming. Additionally, she provides orientation for new members, maintains a resource library, plans activities and events for all members and coordinates with other agencies to provide educational programming appropriate for older adults.
Rebekah Wilcox is a graduate of Eastern University's MA in Arts in Transformation Urban Studies program. During her time at Eastern, Rebekah led a peace-building arts camp in Mathare Valley, a slum in Nairobi, Kenya, through an internship with BuildaBridge International. It was here that she trained artists to use their art form to teach peace-building techniques to children growing up in a violent environment. Rebekah grew passionate for this work and continued with BuildaBridge as their Director of International Programs. With BuildaBridge, she helped facilitate arts camps and programming in Guatemala, Egypt, Nicaragua, Kenya, Haiti, and two reservations in Montana.
Rebekah also has experience working with children and has led several summer camps in Pennsylvania. She worked as a youth counselor with at-risk youth in the Philadelphia and Harrisburg areas for more than eight years. During this time, Rebekah saw the positive affects music, dance theater, and visual art had on the lives of children struggling with a variety of issues. She believes the arts have the restorative power to transform lives and is determined to spend her life making sure children and adults alike continue to have access to the arts.
After coordinating the Big Read with Jump Street in the Spring of 2012, Rebekah is excited to join Jump Street more permanently in their new Arts in Education partnership with the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts as the AIE Program Administrator. She is looking forward to working with artists and teachers in Dauphin, Cumberland and Schuylkill Counties as Jump Street begins to foster new creative opportunities in schools and communities.
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