Project Create provides accessible arts education to promote positive development in children, youth and families experiencing homelessness and poverty.
Project Create envisions a community in which all children and youth, particularly those affected by homelessness and poverty, have access to high-quality arts education in order to improve their lives and their communities.
We believe that every child should have a safe place to be creative, expressive and imaginative. We welcome children of any level of artistic skill, and we engage them through a wide variety of artistic disciplines and a broad range of arts enrichment activities.
We believe that art fosters confidence, self-knowledge and resilience, which children need to reach their dreams. Our classes teach more than art skills; we help children navigate challenges in their lives in order to succeed academically and socially, now and in the future.
We believe that a creative community can instill a sense of belonging and positive cultural identity. These anchors make it easier for children to resist destructive influences and make constructive choices. Through art, we encourage our students to use their voices to represent and advocate for themselves in their communities.