We got our 501(c)3 acceptance letter on December 8, 2015. We're an all volunteer nonprofit organization, and we are 'on the move', partnering with a bunch of great folks and organizations and supporting a large number of individuals and communities. We believe communities are healthier, happier and more inclusive when everyone, regardless of income or ability, has access to a creative process and the encouragement to believe in themselves, and we have the passion, strength & dedication to support that belief.
A photography based program developed to foster self confidence and positive 'dreams' for children with little of either. Each child is given a rechargeable camera, instruction, & then the class heads out for a photo shoot. We follow up with an editing session. We then print their 5 favorite pics, frame them and produce a galla 'showing' event where their work is displayed and offered for sale. Our first programs were produced in cooperation with Charlotte Hungerford Hospital (Youth & Family Services), NAFI,CT (shelter & support for sexually abused teens) and Willie Ross School for the Deaf.
Art classes & projects produced with partner organizations like My Sister's Place, Brookdale Senior Living & Journey Found and adapted for their clients.
Event support for programs supporting children, community wellness & inclusion, in co-operation with major organizations, i.e. WGBY, Auer Farm, Hands on Hartford, Hartford Behavioral Health, Torrington Rec. Dept., Valley PreSchool, West End Market, Carver School, Factory Underground, Hip Hop for the Homeless, Center on Main, Resilience Grows Here, Still River Music Festival, Forest & Sky Studio, Engineering & Science University Magnet School
Dream Catcher @ Willie Ross School