The Asian Arts Initiative, Highwire Gallery, and the Institute for Arts in Education - all integral parts of Philadelphia\'s arts and cultural community are challenged with identifying and relocating to a new &amp;amp;amp;quot;home&amp;amp;amp;quot; due to the expansion of the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The Asian Arts Initiative is leading the effort to develop a new, shared arts facility with other arts organizations and artists being displaced from the Gilbert Building. The effort, called the Gilbert Arts Project, will allow us to continue collaborating and serving the city\'s diverse cultural communities. Together, the Gilbert Arts Project organizations and artists currently serve thousands of Philadelphia\'s youth and community members with programs that have an invaluable impact on our city. For example, research shows that young people in arts programs are: * Twice as likely to win an award for academic achievement; and * 31 % more likely to say they plan to continue education after high school. Investments in the arts are proven to be lasting investments in the communities that support them. However, to continue providing the critical services that we offer, the Gilbert Arts Project needs your support and assistance in the coming months. Please assist the Asian Arts Initiative in making the Gilbert Arts Project a reality. Thank you.