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Arts to Grow

Arts to Grow

Arts & Culture, Education

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    Our program partner in Harlem, Mott Hall II is now facing a funding crisis having lost their 21st Century grant for after-school programming which represented 50% of their total after-school budget.

    Even though Arts to Grow charges a modest 25% of the overall cost to run its program, Mott Hall II can no longer meet the fees. Arts to Grow and Mott Hall II's three year partnership in producing free community art classes for kids is now in jeopardy.

    To continue this partnership $1,200 must be raised by September 10 to support an Urban Dance class that meets once weekly for 2 hours for 12 weeks serving 15 kids. To make a donation, please visit To volunteer professional services to help raise funds or awareness, please contact

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    After 20 years of experience working as a nonprofit professional in youth development and arts education with organizations like the YMCA and the Big Sister Association, I was inspired to found Arts to Grow from the ground up. I witnessed the power of arts learning to change kids’ outlooks on life, to open doors to new experiences, to harness their creative power and get them excited about learning.

    When I began Arts to Grow I understood the need for schools and community organizations to work with arts education organizations to deliver quality arts programming. I also knew the amazing benefits that arts learning can provide inner-city kids. I forged ahead to create a fully functional organization that engages professional teaching artists working directly with kids and leverages financial resources of donors with the contributions of pro-bono services from professionally skilled volunteers. Our growing cadre of over 30 skills-based volunteers includes marketing, media, financial, web 2.0 and nonprofit professionals making it possible to begin building a sustainable organization.

    I am pleased to say that Arts to Grow is expanding at a healthy rate. Since its inception, Arts to Grow has increased from three to eleven partner schools and community organizations and now serves over 300 kids annually living in Manhattan, Queens, the Bronx, and Hoboken and Newark, New Jersey. One of the major challenges we face working in an educational area of great need is meeting the fundi...

Arts to Grow (ATG) is a non-profit arts education program serving low-income young people ages 5-18 in greater New York City.

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Arts to Grow

289 Monmouth Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302
United States
(201) 209-9886

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Moderator: Mallory King