Every day, with the encouragement of mentors and staff, our students are able to realize their creative ideas—turning visions and dreams into something solid, whether that’s a poem, a screen print, or the opportunity to pursue college. But it goes beyond this too. Consider this recent reflection from one of our alumni turned staff:
“The work this place does is unique and vital to the development of each individual student that walks into this space. Not one kid gets grouped into any category, and not one kid is impeded from doing anything they want to do whether art related or otherwise.
“There is so much beauty and untapped potential inside of this place, and I am so happy to have watched it grow, expand, and evolve over the course of the last 6 or so years….”
Thanks to you, we continue to grow, expand, and evolve. As a donor and advocate, you make New Urban Arts possible. Now, as our fiscal year comes to a close, we need your help to ensure that youth have access to the arts and culture programs that will inspire and enrich them as they grow into adults. Make a donation today!
Last summer, our studio underwent a major renovation, nearly doubling our program space. Now, we’re experiencing record enrollment with 500 students attending our programs every year! We are currently Providence’s largest provider of free out-of-school arts programing for high school aged youth. With increased program space, growing enrollment, and record demand for our services, your donation is important now more than ever.
As the school year comes to a close, we need your help reaching our fiscal year-end fundraising goal of $20,000! By supporting youth in our diverse communities, you are empowering the next generation of artists, educators, organizers, activists, lawyers, doctors, and many careers not yet dreamt. Thanks to you, our students show up every day and are affirmed of their identity, their worth, and their incredible ability to effect change and contribute to their community. Please give today!