Arts to Grow is a nonprofit arts education organization partnering with New York City metro area public schools and community-based organizations, bringing performing, visual and literary arts classes to inner-city students. Since 2005, we've served over 3,000 students between the ages of 5 and 18. Our programs offer young people an in-depth, hands-on opportunity to work in small groups with a professional teaching artist. Children create original artwork during classes that meet 1-2 hours per session for eight weeks to a year, during and after school, on weekends and through the summer. Arts to Grow’s programs are offered free to kids and take place right in their own neighborhoods.x
“Noncognitive”, “21st century”, “social-emotional”—whatever you call them, vital skills such as self-management, collaboration, and problem-solving have long taken a backseat to core academic subjects like …
“Hard work” is the mantra of our middle school theatre students—and of their characters in Remember My Name, the adaptation of Fame that they presented …
Cathy, ATG Graduate | Musical Theater Program, CHLDC/IS 171
This program helped me develop my projection and be comfortable while speaking publicly. It also opened up my mind and made me consider a career in the arts. Since I’m in my junior year I’m looking into different colleges that allow me to minor in the arts. I would have never been able to have all these advantages if it weren’t for
Arts to Grow.
Parent | Riverdale Neighborhood House
We have seen positive changes with her self-esteem and she has come out of her shell.
Carol Stock, Director | Elysian Charter School
I was completely blown away by the performances. Thanks so much for your energy, knowledge and dedication to our children’s artistic lives. You change lives every day.