Asia Society Selected for Carnegie Corporation Grant

Asia Society was selected today for a $200,000 grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York. Eighteen organizations received grants, which will support existing programs for students in kindergarten through twelfth grade. Other grantees include the American Museum of Natural History; Brooklyn Academy of Music; Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts; The Metropolitan Museum; Museum of Modern Art; and The New York Public Library.

The grant will support Asia Society's education mission to develop global competence in students and educators. Asia Society provides educators, school districts, parents, and communities with the tools and support they need to globalize learning and better prepare young people for the global innovation age.

"New York City, one of the cultural capitals of the United States, has the largest public school system in the nation. Carnegie Corporation is proud to support the city’s cultural institutions in order to enhance the curriculum of our public as well as private and parochial schools with the riches these museums, libraries, and centers possess,” said Vartan Gregorian, President of Carnegie Corporation of New York. “It speaks well of these organizations’ leaders that they have developed education programs to help students overcome deficiencies in the arts and sciences that our schools can’t provide due to financial factors.”

For more information about Asia Society's education work, visit asiasociety.org/education.