Jackie Rotman

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Short Description: 

Inspired in equal parts by her own dancing experience and the threats of gang activity, obesity, and low self-esteem in her area, Jackie founded Everybody Dance Now! to provide free dance programs to youth who could not otherwise afford them.

Winner/Finalist Info
Finalist or Winner: 
Finalist
State: 
CA
Describe what this winner does/did: 
Inspired in equal parts by her own dancing experience and the threats of gang activity, obesity, and low self-esteem in her area, Jackie founded Everybody Dance Now! to provide free dance programs to youth who could not otherwise afford them. Since 2005, EDN! has provided free hip-hop classes to more than 1,000 young people in her county, as well as equipped youth in eleven other cities throughout the country to create and sustain their own EDN! programs. Jackie’s organization seeks to transform the lives of youth through dance, leadership, and community.
Year in which award/grant was awarded: 
2011