New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA)
The New Orleans Center for Creative Arts is a regional, pre-professional arts training center that offers secondary school-age children intensive instruction in dance, media arts, music (classical, jazz, vocal), theater arts (drama, musical theater, theater design) , visual arts, and creative writing, while demanding simultaneous excellence. In order to keep the Summer Programs open for students, the Better Than Ezra Foundation came on board to donate a portion of funds from their annual Ezra Open charity event.
“We are proud to donate to NOCCA,” says Tom Drummond, band member and Foundation Chairman. “We believe that education is where everything starts to help turn a city around. It is a simple choice for us to have a relationship with a school that has the caliber of education NOCCA embodies.”