PROJECT CREATE’S MISSION
Project Create provides accessible arts education to promote positive development in children, youth and families experiencing poverty and homelessness in Washington, D.C.
Project Create’s programmatic goals are to:
Create Art, by providing professionally-led visual and performing arts instruction taught by experienced, engaged teaching artists in order to develop students’ art skills and provide tools for creative expression, and by offering our students opportunities for public exhibition and performance in order to develop confidence;
Create Opportunity, by offering after-school programming in a safe, structured environment that promotes positive youth development and learning through cultivation of skills including critical thinking and problem solving, effective communication, and leadership;
and Create Community, by connecting students to their local environment through artistic and cultural experiences in their neighborhoods, and by encouraging respectful, supportive artistic collaboration among peers and teachers in order to develop a sense of belonging, positive cultural identity, and civic engagement