Recognition for achievement
ACOP was recognized as a ‘2010 Top-Rated Arts Nonprofit’ in the nation by ‘Great Non-Profits’ and has a Gold star rating with Guidestar.org. ACOP has been awarded a 2011 Exemplary Dade Partner by Miami-Dade County Public Schools.
ACOP’s Music Festival ‘Children for Peace’ is one of the most visible successes of the program. Parents, Children and supporters all come out in large number. The Music Festival is a showcase for the children to shine. This extraordinary event signifies the peace and friendship between children from different ethnic and religious backgrounds.
Furthermore, ACOP has created employment in the community of parents, who are thus able to contribute more to the success of the program. Working on common goals creates a sense of belonging and reinforces bonds between parents and children as well as between families and the community they live in. Children and parents are given an environment free of violence in which to flourish.
ACOP has received recognition for achievement from local, national and international media, and was featured on the NBC Network News Special "Making a Difference” for our creative music programs; which are making a difference in the lives of underprivileged children in the poorest communities throughout Miami-Dade County.
NBC’s Mark Potter visited several times and interviewed; children, parents, school principals and the ACOP staff, and was aired on NBC’s Making a difference.
Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen has been quoted in saying: “ACOP makes the world a better place…” watch the video at: