33% of $80,000 goal
Each day, Arts Corps teaching artists bring art into the lives of our youth. And each day, we see youth use this art as fertile ground for connection, self-discovery, and growth. Through challenges and tribulations, our students continue to rise into transformation from seedlings to shoots, from shoots to buds, until they bloom in colors unique to themselves.
Once, we were all seedlings too. It was through time and care from others that we have been able to transform into the individuals we are now.
Who nurtured your creativity? Who helped you grow into courage? Who brought art into your life and made you feel that you could use your imagination to express yourself, to make something?
We invite you to honor all those who have nourished you by making a donation meaningful to you. Join Arts Corps' work in creating fertile ground for young people to rise and bloom.
Arts Corps is a nationally recognized youth arts education organization that works to address the race and income-based opportunity gap in access to arts education. Through participation in our arts integration, out-of-school arts, and teen leadership programs, youth experience the transformative power of creativity and gain a deepened belief in their own capacity to learn, take risks, persist and achieve.
Arts Corps reaches over 2,500 K-12 students in South Seattle and South King County each year. Approximately 77% of our students come from low-income families and 85% are youth of color. Our teaching artists reflect the students we serve, and design learning experiences that center their voices, experiences and interests. Arts Corps is a force for justice in a region where race is the greatest predictor of whether a young person has access to an arts education.
Arts Corps programs are proven to foster creative and critical thinking skills as well as a sense of belonging, connection and mindsets for learning. Evaluation also suggests that Arts Corps students are more engaged in school and test better in reading and math, an important contribution to closing the achievement gap.
Arts Corps’ programs have been recognized locally and nationally for their quality. In 2012, Arts Corps was awarded the nation’s highest honor in community-based arts education by the White House, The National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award. The City of Seattle also honored Arts Corps with the Martin Luther King, Jr. Award for commitment to the ideals of Dr. King, as well as the inaugural award for Excellence in Arts Education.