Arts to Grow was a nonprofit arts education organization that partnered with New York City metro area public schools and community-based organizations to bring performing, visual and literary arts classes to inner-city students. From our inception in 2005 until our closing in 2017, we served over 3,000 students between the ages of 5 and 18. Our programs offered young people an in-depth, hands-on opportunity to work in small groups with a professional teaching artist. Children created original artwork during classes that met 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 were offered free to kids and took place right in their own neighborhoods.x
The fall semester had a fairy tale ending for students in our musical theatre program at Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation in Brooklyn, as they …
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.