MIAMI, FL – Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood has partnered with Playing For Change Foundation (PFCF), an organization renowned for its global outreach in music education and community support. The collaboration signifies a union between two Miami-based organizations committed to making a substantial impact both globally and locally.
PFCF is celebrated for supporting music education programs for children in areas that are rich in cultural traditions but limited in economic resources. Its initiatives extend beyond music education, however. The foundation actively engages in providing essential services like food and hygiene supplies, especially in areas where these necessities are scarce.
“We are excited to join forces with an organization that shares our belief in the transformative power of music,” said Bo Guidry, President of Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood. “This collaboration is not just about creating music; it’s about creating opportunities, nurturing talents, and building a legacy of hope and resilience.”
“A global impact starts with local roots, and our partnership with Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood epitomizes this belief,” said Jake Groshong, PFCF CEO. “We are proud to support two remarkable local programs, each with a shared mission, exemplary leadership, and a proven track record of success. Together, we aim to amplify the incredible work already being done in our communities.”
The first program, Young Musicians Unite (YMU), plays a vital role in school-based art and music education, particularly in middle schools where such programs have been diminished. PFCF’s support has been instrumental in YMU’s efforts, from funding a state-of-the-art recording studio to facilitating collaborations with global artists. The partnership allows youth, ages 10-18, to record music, design album covers, and even monetize their talents on platforms like Spotify. Last year, PFCF and YMU joined forces with Colombian singer-songwriter Maluma’s foundation, El Arte De Los Sueños, bringing new financial resources, guest artists, and cultural exchanges.
PFCF has extended its support to the burgeoning Overtown Youth Center (OYC), a community hub in Overtown, an area full of cultural heritage but facing economic hardships. In collaboration with We the Best Foundation, founded by DJ Khaled, PFCF is aiding in the establishment of a recording studio as part of OYC’s new music room. The initiative complements OYC’s robust range of services, including after-school programs, career resources for parents, and even medical and dental check-ups.