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Urban Studio and Urban Studio Café

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Nonprofit urban café creates opportunities for local residents in arts and culture and most importantly, in employment.
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Latin American Folk Institute

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Mount Rainier, MD

A non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion, preservation, education, and development of Latin American art and culture.

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La Peña

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Berkeley, CA

A cultural institution that embraces the arts as a means to examine deeper social issues.

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Project Able

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Poughkeepsie, NY

A nonprofit, multi-art educational center dedicated to bringing a wide range of creative, educational culturally enriching programs to diverse audiences throughout the Hudson Valley.

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Young Aspirations | Young Artists

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New Orleans, LA

A small community art project that developed into a wonderful, lasting resource for downtown New Orleans.

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Borenya

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Columbia, SC

A West African drum and dance ensemble that provides unique cultural exposure and an educational experience for community members of all ages.

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Network of Care

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National

A national program that provides a searchable, web-based directory of services, information, and resources for communities across the country.

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Acción El Paso

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El Paso, TX

An unusual bank that helps to fill the funding gap while promoting the economic self-reliance of individuals and families.

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San Diego Community College District - Continuing Education Institution

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San Diego, CA

A continuing education program that has been offering free, non-credit classes to older adults since 1914.

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Life Sciences Initiative

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Kansas City, MO

An initiative of the Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute that has brought unprecedented research and commercialization opportunities to the Kansas City area.

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Little Black Pearl Art & Design Center

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Chicago, IL

A non-profit art and design center that encourages creativity as a means of economic empowerment for youth and adults.

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Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild

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Pittsburgh, PA

A multi-discipline and minority directed center for arts and learning that employs the visual and performing arts to foster a sense of accomplishment and hope in the urban community.

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Chinatown Heritage Project Of The Asian Community Development Corporation

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Boston, MA

A cross-disciplinary coalition of institutions that have created an exciting series of educational programs to empower community residents.

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Metropolitan College

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Louisville, KY

A partnership between United Parcel Service and local universities to provide financial aid to college students in exchange for specified work hours.

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National Civil Rights Museum

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Memphis, TN

A museum which educates the public on the Civil Rights Movement and preserves the historic location of Dr. Martin Luther King’s assassination.

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Nuestras Raíces

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Holyoke, MA

A grass-roots organization that promotes economic, social, and community development through food and agriculture projects.

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Project Row Houses

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Houston, TX

A neighborhood-based cultural organization with programs that combine arts education, historic preservation and community development.

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Radio Arte

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Chicago, IL

A bilingual, youth operated community radio station that connects the Latino community and empowers underserved kids.

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Rhode Island Family Literacy Initiative

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Providence, RI

An initiative adopted by the Providence Public Library that breaks down social, economic, and educational barriers by providing language training to non-English speaking families.

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Seniors Making Art

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Seattle, WA

An 8 to 10 week course designed to provide older adults with self-empowerment through training in a number of different artistic media.

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