BE A DREAMER
Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club has a reputation for giving a boost to achievers in the performing arts. One shining example: actress Kerry Washington.
Kerry was a regular at the Club, where she immersed herself in the dance program. From that supportive atmosphere, she moved on to New York’s prestigious Spence School, and then to the theater program at George Washington University.
At GWU, she also found a perfect outlet for her passion for community service. Working with the local theater community, she helped form “Shades of the Fine Arts,” a support system for people of color in the arts.
Washington has won widespread praise for her performance as Della Ray Robinson in Ray. Her other films include Mr. & Mrs. Smith, The Fantastic Four and Spike Lee’s She Hate Me.
Club Location: Bronx, New York
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