Our Staff’s List For This Year’s Giving Tuesday

“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!


Amenity Aid Amenity Aid’s mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of vulnerable populations by creating access to essential hygiene products. We are addressing hygiene poverty by acquiring toiletry necessities and distributing them to Rhode Islanders in need.
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.
Amnesty International Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 10 million people who take injustice personally. We are campaigning for a world where human rights are enjoyed by all.
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.
A Leadership Journey A Leadership Journey provides BIPOC youth ages 13-18 from marginalized identities equitable access to international & domestic cultural exploration through travel, utilizing travel as the vehicle to discuss the importance of Mental & Emotional wellness Global Citizenship, Self-awareness, Leadership, and Ubuntu.
Boys and Girls Club Foxpoint To enable and inspire youth, especially those from diverse or difficult circumstances to:Reach their full potential; Become productive, responsible, and healthy members of society; Develop into givers, and not takers; Make their community, State, and the world a better place for all.
Breakthrough Providence Our mission at Breakthrough Providence is to increase academic opportunity for highly motivated, undeserved students and get them into college ready to succeed; and inspire and develop the next generation of teachers and educational leaders.
College Visions College Visions empowers low-income and first-generation college students to achieve the promises of higher education, while leading the way for innovative college planning and advising.
DARE DARE (Direct Action for Rights and Equality) organizes Providence communities for social, political, and economic justice since 1986.
East Greenwich Free Library The mission of the East Greenwich Free Library is to provide comprehensive library service to enhance the cultural, educational, recreational and professional life of the residents of East Greenwich, RI and surrounding communities.
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.
The Gordon School Child by child, the Gordon School community cultivates successful students by inspiring joyful learning, encouraging intellectual leadership, fostering an empathic spirit and stimulating a drive for positive societal impact.
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.
Habitat for Humanity The benefits that safe and affordable shelter can have on families and communities who partner with Habitat for Humaninty can be long-lasting and life-changing.
Haus of Codec Based in the creative capital, Haus of Codec is committed to ensuring an end to transition-aged youth homelessness in Providence through the arts and workforce development … Now, the goal of Haus of Codec is to house LGBTQ+ youth in Providence.
The Heifer Project Ending poverty begins with agriculture. We’re on a mission to end hunger and poverty in a sustainable way by supporting and investing alongside local farmers and their communities.
Inspiring Minds Inspiring Minds empowers students for success in school and life by supporting them with trusted relationships, tutoring and mentoring form inspired community members.
Island Institute The Island Institute works to sustain Maine’s island and coastal communities, and exchanges ideas and experiences to further the sustainability of communities here and elsewhere.
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.
Médecins sans Frontiéres / Doctors without Borders Providing lifesaving medical humanitarian care, and speaking out about what we see.
Movement Education Outdoors Movement Education Outdoors (MEO) provides outdoor experiences and curriculum for community-based organizations serving youth of color and of limited economic resources. We teach youth to become mindful of their body, aware of indigenous history and engaged in the natural world.
National Multiple Sclerosis Society The Society’s mission is: we will cure MS while empowering people affected by MS to live their best lives.
New Leaders Council RI NLC Rhode Island trains cross-sector leaders who are committed to moving the communities they serve and our state forward. We connect inclusive leaders who have the expertise to implement change, and provide the skills and network to make that progress a reality.
Pan-Mass Challenge The PMC’s mission is to raise funds for cnacer research and treatment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. 100% of every rider-raised dollar goes directly to Dana-Farber.
PrYSM PrYSM mobilizes queer Southeast Asian youth, families, and allies to build grassroots power and organize collectively for social justice.
Providence Public Library Providence Public Library inspires Rhode Islanders to be lifelong learners by engaging their curiosity and offering access to extraordinary experiences, resources, and ideas. Engage. Learn. Thrive.
Providence Student Union PSU builds student power to improve education and well-being.
Protect Our Winters POW helps passionate outdoor people protect the places and lifestyles they love from climate change. We are a community of athletes, scientists, creatives, and business leaders advancing non-partisan policies that protect our world today and for future generations.
Refri PVD Refri_PVD is a community fridge on the West End of Providence, now currently located in front of Urban Greens
Rhode Island Food Bank RI Food Bank’s mission is to improve the quality of life for all Rhode Islanders by advancing solutions ot the problem,. of hunger. The Rhode Island Community Food Bank embodies diversity, serving every part of our state and engaging people froma ll communities and backgrounds in our work.
RI Latino Arts RI Latino Arts promotes, encourages and preserves the art, history, heritage and cultures of the Spanish-speaking people of Rhode Island.
Save the Bay Save The Bay®-Narragansett Bay is a member-supported nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and improving Narragansett Bay and all the waters that flow into it.
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.
Sojourner House The mission of Sojourner House is to promote healthy relationships by providing culturally sensitive support, advocacy, housing, and education for victims and survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking; and to effect systems change.
Southern Poverty Law Center The SPLC was founded in 1971 to ensure that the promise of the civil rights movement became a reality for all.
Southside Community Land Trust Our mission is to provide access to land, education and other resources so people in Rhode Island can grow food in environmentally sustainable ways and create community food systems where locally produced, affordable and healthy food is available to all.
Southside Cultural Center Southside Cultural Center of Rhode Island connects, cultivates and engages community through the arts.
The Steel Yard The Steel Yard’s historic campus is a platform for professional artists, makers, and the community to practice and learn the industrial arts. The organization fosters creative and economic opportunities, by providing workspace, tools, training, and education while forging lasting links to a local tradition of craftsmanship.
Summer on the Hill Summer on the Hill’s mission is to enrich the education of promising, low-income public school students from The Bronx, Washintgon Heights, and Harlem. We prepare our students for selective schools and colleges, and offer guidance to them and their parents. Summer on the Hill (SOH) provides educational opportunities to accepted students for as long as ten years, form the end of 2nd grade through high school.
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.
Turn90 (formerly Turning Leaf) Working with men at the highest risk of re-arrest, Turn90 combines cognitive behavioral classes, case management, transitional work, and job placement to create an opportunity for success after prison where one doesn’t currently exist.
United Way of Rhode Island Uniting our community and resources to build racial equity and opportunities.
Ucross Foundation The mission of Ucross Foundation is to foster the creative spirit of deeply committed artists and groups by providing uninterrupted time, studio space, living accommodations, and the experience of the majestic High Plains while serving as a responsible steward of its historic 20,000-acre ranch.
Wyoming Food Bank Food Bank of Wyoming provides food and necessities to people in need through signature programs and by teaming up with over 160 Hunger Relief Partners to serve communities across the state. WE believe that for a community to thrive, every member must have the resources they need to flourish, and we strive to provide equitable access to proper nourishment for all.
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.