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Band Together to support Communities in Schools groups in 2014

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Band Together announced Thursday that Communities in Schools of Wake and Durham counties will be its nonprofit partner in 2014.

Band Together picks one charity a year to support, and holds a concert to raise money. Band Together raised $566,000 for the Open Door Clinic run by Urban Ministries of Wake County in 2012. That concert, at Cary's Koka Booth Theater, featured a crowd of 4,000 who came out to see the B-52s.

"We were fortunate to have so many outstanding and deserving nonprofits apply this year. The final choice was a difficult one," said Matthew Strickland, executive director of Band Together.

"To date, our growth has been in collaborating with one nonprofit, but we believe that a larger partnership with more resources in the Triangle, working on one common purpose, will create even more impact in the community.

"Communities in Schools of Durham and Wake counties truly demonstrated how a combined partnership with Band Together in 2014 will be able to make a profound and lasting impact on the lives of so many here in the Triangle."

Band Together is supporting the Tammy Lynn Center in Raleigh in 2013. The headline act has not been announced.

The Communities in Schools programs help students in need, providing them support to stay in school and find avenues to success.

"This partnership will help Communities in Schools of Wake County and Communities in Schools of Durham County continue to push our young people to success, achieve higher graduation rates and build an empowered and able young workforce," said Travis Mitchell, executive director of Communities in Schools of Wake County. "We are truly looking forward to linking arms with Band Together to have an impact in the community in 2014."

NBC-17 is a media partner with Band Together.

 

 

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