Hilltop Artists in Residence fund-raiser Oct. 16

Hilltop Artists in Residence Tacoma has announced it will host its first fund-raising breakfast Oct. 16, from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at the Temple Theater, Landmark Convention Center.

A non-profit organization whose mission is to connect young people from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds to better futures, HART uses glass art to motivate students to stay in school. It serves nearly 500 students per year from all over the Tacoma School District in various daytime, after-school, evening and summer classes. It also operates hot shops at the newly renovated Jason Lee Middle School and at Wilson High School, where kids can create glass art by glass blowing, kiln working, mosaics, bead making and fused glass.

At the breakfast fund-raiser, potential donors will learn more about HART’s highly effective educational program, hear directly from the students who benefit from HART, enjoy breakfast with others who care about the future of area youth and have an opportunity to share resources through donations.

“Last year, we served 500 young people at Jason Lee Middle School and Wilson High School,” said Kit Evans, executive director of HART. “We are in the process of doubling the number of after-school and summer students we will serve. The success of the October fundraiser is a critical element of our plans to serve youth on the Hilltop and now the Eastside.”

For more information, visit http://www.hilltopartists.org .