Justin Timberlake, Levi’s donate state-of-the-art songwriting lab to Stax Music Academy

By Bob Mehr, Memphis Commercial Appeal | October 14, 2019

Stoneleigh Fellow Richard Greenwald, who currently serves as president and CEO of the Soulsville Foundation, is featured in an article about a philanthropic contribution by Justin Timberlake and Levi’s to the Stax Music Academy.

Memphis-area native Justin Timberlake and Levi’s have teamed up to help the Stax Music Academy.

The Millington-born pop star and the San Francisco-based clothing company recently added Memphis and Stax to the roster of institutions benefiting from the Levi’s Music Project, donating a songwriting lab to the South Memphis music school.

The Levi’s Music Project is designed to give “young people access to music education programs, community resources and experiences with industry-leading musicians,” according to its mission statement. Since launching in 2015, the initiative has completed 15 projects in seven countries. […]

“We were really excited about it and pushed and worked really hard to make it happen,” said Richard Greenwald, president and CEO of the Soulsville Foundation, which operates the Stax Museum, Stax Music Academy and Soulsville charter school.

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