For Giving Tuesday, Our Staff Made a List of Organizations that We Support

“We take care of ourselves, we take care of each other, we take care of the studio.”  

These words hang prominently above the door to New Urban Arts as an inspiration to all of our students, staff, volunteers, and visitors. As we celebrate #GivingTuesday, we hope you’ll care for your community in a way that is meaningful to you.

This year, we polled our staff and asked them which local organizations they support; here’s the list we compiled. We hope that you’ll give to New Urban Arts, as well as some of these remarkable organizations that make our community a better place. Happy #GivingTuesday!


AMOR AMOR (Alliance to Mobilize our Resistance) is an alliance of grassroots organizations, providing community support in Rhode Island and southern New England for victims of hate crimes and state-sponsored violence.
ARISE ARISE (Alliance of Rhode Island Southeast Asians for Education) mobilizes policy, programs, and partnerships to prepare, promote and empower Rhode Island’s Southeast Asian students for educational and career success.
AS220 Youth AS220 Youth is an after-school educational program and creative incubator for young people, serving young people ages 14-21 with a special focus on those in the care and custody of the state.
Community MusicWorks CMW’s mission is to create cohesive urban community through music education and performance that transforms the lives of children, families, and musicians.
College Visions empower low-income and first-generation college-bound students to realize the promise of higher education by providing advising and resources to promote college enrollment, persistence, and graduation.
DARE DARE (Direct Action for Rights and Equality) organizes Providence communities for social, political, and economic justice since 1986.
Downcity Design DCD is a non-profit community design studio that empowers people to imagine and create better futures for their communities, using the tools of design.
Everett: Company Stage & School Everett is an intergenerational, multicultural company of professional artists that creates original concert works and video productions, carries out a wide range of educational programs, and mentors new generations of young artists.
FANG Community Bail Fund The FANG Community Bail Fund helps free people who are being held on bail in local jails in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
George Wiley Center For 40 years, The George Wiley Center has been a grassroots agency that organizes members of the low-income community to advocate for systematic changes aimed at alleviating problems associated with poverty.
India Association of RI The India Association of Rhode Island’s mission is to form a common bond among the people of Indian origin living in Rhode Island; to preserve, foster and honor the diverse social, cultural, and educational heritage of India in Rhode Island especially in the younger generation; and to promote the same in the mainstream American society so as to enhance mutual understanding and goodwill between the Indo-American community and mainstream American society.
Manton Avenue Project MAP’s mission is to nurture the unique potential of young people in Olneyville by unleashing their creative voices and uniting them with professional artists to create original theatre.
Mixed Magic Theater For the past 19 years, Mixed Magic Theatre has strived to bring diverse stories and images to the stage through prose and song, tackling well-known dramatics as well as original theatrical productions.
OASIS International Oasis International serves the African immigrant Community and the low-income neighborhoods of West End, Elmwood, Upper Southwest Providence, Lower Southwest Providence, and Washington Park.
Providence CityArts for Youth CityArts has offered free in-school, after-school, and summer arts education to Providence youth, ages 8 – 14.
PrYSM PrYSM mobilizes queer Southeast Asian youth, families, and allies to build grassroots power and organize collectively for social justice.
Providence Student Union PSU builds student power to improve education and well-being.
Refri PVD Refri_PVD is a community fridge on the West End of Providence outside of New Urban Arts.
Rhode Island Black Storytellers RIBS is dedicated to promoting the awareness, appreciation, and application of Black Storytelling in Rhode Island through performance, as well as through educational and cultural experiences.
RI Latino Arts RI Latino Arts promotes, encourages and preserves the art, history, heritage and cultures of the Spanish-speaking people of Rhode Island.
RIOT Rhode Island RIOT RI uses music creation, critical thinking and collaborative relationships to foster collective empowerment and the development of healthy identities in girls, women, trans, and gender-expansive youth and adults.
Sista Fire Sista Fire is co-creating a network of women of color aged 18 to 30 years old to build our collective power for social, economic and political transformation.
The RI Solidarity Fund The Solidarity Fund is a coalition of six community organizations that have come together to offer a one-stop option for community members and foundations seeking to contribute directly to frontline relief during the Coronavirus crisis.
The Steel Yard The Steel Yard is Providence’s Industrial Arts Space.
Tomaquag Museum The Tomaquag Museum is Rhode Island’s only indigenous museum, dedicated to sharing the culture, arts, and history of tribal communities in Southern New England from a first-person perspective.
Young Voices Young Voices transforms urban youth into powerful advocates who have a voice in every aspect of their lives.
Youth In Action Youth In Action creates opportunities for youth to become agents of change through transformative youth leadership programming.
Youth Pride, Inc. Youth Pride, Inc. is dedicated to meeting the unique needs of youth and young adults impacted by sexual orientation and gender identity/expression while working to end the homophobic and transphobic environments in which they live, work and play.