Our Mission

Arts Refreshing the Soul (A.R.T.S.) uses the arts as a tool to raise the academic, social and emotional potential of at-risk women, children and youth.

ART Works

At-risk youth and children in low socio-economic conditions who have high levels of art engagement have better academic outcomes, better workforce opportunities, and more civic engagement.

About the Program

We use the arts as a self-empowering tool to encourage our clients to: creatively express themselves and access their inner voice, create positive and joyful memories while creating art, learn new skills whether they be the basic fundamentals of the arts disciplines, school readiness skills, or parenting skills, and gain insight into a broader world perspective.

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Become an A.R.T.S. Buddy

A.R.T.S. provides many ways for you to harness and further your talents and passions through volunteering.


Start a Fundraiser

Help support our programs by running your own fundraiser or art supply drive. We can provide all the tools to help you get started.

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Host an A.R.T.S. Day

Support your local community and have your team sponsor an Arts Day at a social service agency or community center.

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“A.R.T.S. teachers model appropriate parenting skills for moms and shows them what is appropriate for kids at different developmental levels. These classes help moms to better attach to their children and to have positive interactions in their family vs. just negative. Arts classes assist in mind/body healing.”

Megan Bartoszaushi – Supervisor of House Advocates at WINGS Domestic Violence Safe House

“I believe ARTS is a safe, inviting space for moms and children that encourages creativity and attachment. Moms have commented on noticing increased attention spans in their children and that their children are more apt to follow directions after attending A.R.T.S. classes.”

Natalie Rodriguez – Program Supervisor for the FIND/PI program at Partners for our Communities

“We can’t thank you enough for your generosity in providing 100 of these reusable bags, each containing a snack, as well as supplies and materials needed to engage in educational and art activities throughout the summer…Your kindness in providing opportunities for educational enrichment during these trying times is greatly appreciated.”

Kristen Ford, Project Director – The Center/Early Childhood Block Grant/FIND/PI & PFA/E ECDEC

We offer many ways to contribute to the A.R.T.S. mission. Find the way that best suits you!  LEARN MORE