Hillary HarderBy Brian Wiebe, executive director of HEA

ECoSistema (Elkhart County El Sistema) is thrilled to become an affiliate of Harmony Project National Division!

This organization supports music programs nationwide in its mission of promoting academic and social-emotional development for students, particularly those who have historically been underserved. As an affiliate, ECoSistema will take part in Harmony Project’s groundbreaking research on music education and brain development, as well as gain access to valuable resources that will help grow the ECoSistema program.

“Partnerships are at the very core of what ECoSistema strives to achieve,” said Hillary Harder, ECoSistema coordinator. “The more voices at the table and the more resources we can draw on, the better equipped we are to serve our community.”

There is great synergy between what ECoSistema and Harmony Project are committed to, and our county will be proud to be an affiliate program of HP. We look forward to the research and learning over the coming years, and are confident we’ll serve even more students through this partnership!

Overview of program initiatives that introduce students to careers and career pathways, including, Career Quest, Manufacturing Days, Youth Apprenticeship and Industry-Infused Project-Based Learning.