Charity: Free Arts NYC

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Contact info:

Free Arts NYC

New York, New York 10018


Mission & Goals:

Free Arts NYC provides underserved children and families with a unique combination of educational arts and mentoring programs that help them foster the self-confidence and resiliency needed to realize their fullest potential.

How your contribution helps:

Your funds will provide over 2,000 underserved NYC children and families with quality arts education and mentoring programs.

In NYC today 1 in 3 children live in poverty, only 21% of schools have even a part-time art teacher, and over 400,000 children don’t have access to afterschool programs.

Free Arts NYC brings art supplies, trained Volunteer Mentors, professional Teaching Artists and educator-vetted arts curricula into the lives of these at-risk youth. All programs are run on-site at our 31 partner agencies across New York City, including schools, homeless shelters and housing facilities. A 1:3 volunteer-to-youth ratio is maintained across all 5 core programs, as participants gain access to the art-making experience while paired with positive adult role models.

By supporting Free Arts NYC, you help to grow more resilient and hopeful children and, with them, strengthened and capable communities.

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