New Hope United Methodist Church in Muscatine will host a dinner and concert on Friday, April 28th, in support of the Diversity Service Center of Iowa. The fundraiser will feature Juan Carlos Mendoza, a tenor trained at The Juilliard School, who will be performing “Songs of Broadway.”
A native of Muscatine, where his mother serves as the director of DSCI, Mr. Mendoza holds a Master of Arts degree from the University of Iowa. He has performed in a wide variety of settings and in numerous dramatic roles in opera and musical theater. He has also taught voice at Drake University and Kirkwood Community College, among other schools.
The Diversity Service Center of Iowa provides consultation and assistance with immigration processes, serving nearly 300 clients from 20 countries and 39 different communities in Iowa and Illinois during 2016. Their ministries also include a Minority Senior Program, an annual International Fair and educational talks for community organizations, businesses and churches.
This year a $1,000 Matthew 25 grant from the Southeast District helps to support DSCI with funds from the apportionment gifts of United Methodist churches across the state.
Call 563-264-8883 for tickets to this year’s fundraiser. Dinner and the concert together costs $35, and reservations are being accepted until Thursday, April 20th. Concert tickets are $15 each and will be sold at the door.