Washington, D.C. – Rep. Lucy McBath (D-Marietta) has announced that funding for arts programs in the Sixth District just got a boost from the National Endowment for the Arts. The Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta, Inc. (MJCCA), located in Georgia’s Sixth Congressional District, has been approved for a grant to support Jerry's Habima Theatre, a musical theater program for actors with special needs.

Everyone in our community deserves to pursue what they love. Jerry’s Habima Theatre is the only musical theater company in Georgia for actors with special needs, and it’s an important part of making sure the arts are accessible for all,” said McBath. “I am grateful to see grant funding going toward an organization and program that is so meaningful and inclusive.”

“We are grateful to have received this prestigious grant, which continues to demonstrate the artistic excellence of Jerry’s Habima Theatre. For 28 seasons, Jerry’s Habima Theatre has allowed our actors to shine a spotlight on their abilities while performing to sold-out audiences of nearly 2,000 people annually. This program is a jewel in the Marcus JCC’s proverbial crown,” said Jared Powers, Chief Executive Officer, Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta.

“The arts are at the heart of our communities, connecting people through shared experiences and artistic expression,” said Arts Endowment chairman Mary Anne Carter. “The National Endowment for the Arts is proud to support projects in Georgia’s Sixth District.”

The $10,000 grant for the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta, Inc. (MJCCA) in the Sixth Congressional District comes as part of the first round of 2020 grants under the Arts Endowment. For more information and a full list of projects included in the Arts Endowment grant announcement, visit arts.gov/news.