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Women's Fund of Miami Dade
Miami, FL
Women's Fund of Miami Dade is a catalyst for social change and economic justice with the goal of creating a community where all women and girls reach their full potential. Our grantmaking, along with advocacy, training and community building are the key elements used to achieve this goal.
Women's Voices Now
New York, NY
San Francisco, CA
WomenArts is a worldwide community of artists and allies that works for empowerment, opportunity, and visibility for women artists. It provides a variety of free networking, fundraising, and advocacy services. WomenArts Network, an online directory of more than 1,400 women artists and artist organizations, is searchable by issues, art form, or type of artist. Listings include brief personal statements, bios, link to the artist's web site, image, and contact information. Women's Employment in the Arts provides educational sources on gender bias in the arts.
Words & Music
Nashville, TN
Words & Music is a curriculum-based lyric-writing program that: 1) Creates in-school educational opportunities that address Common Core standards in language arts and music and contribute to positive mental health outcomes for 9,000 Nashville and Middle Tennessee students, 63% of whom live in low-income households; 2) Provides out-of-school programs to at-risk Nashville youth through partnerships with community social service organizations; 3) Trains more than 100 classroom teachers to effectively deploy Words & Music;
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Working Films
Wilmington, NC
Working Films links nonfiction film to cutting edge activism. The goal is to leverage the storytelling power of documentary film to advance the efforts of social, economic, human and civil rights, and environmental justice. Working Films offers consultation, strategic planning for alternative distribution, website and social media development, and complete campaign management services to filmmakers to ensure the content of nonfiction media truly meets the intention for change.
Working Theater
New York, NY
Great theater strives to tell stories that illuminate, challenge, and alter our perceptions, that show us who we are and transform us in the process. The Working Theater believes this transformative experience should not be a privilege or a luxury, but a stapel. We recognize that we live in a society that is often polarized by economic, cultural, and class differences and that these differences can be divisive. However, what makes us different is sometimes the most interesting thing about us.
World Music Institute
New York, NY
Yellow House
Jacksonville, FL
YMCA Lighthouse Project
Pittsburgh, PA
The mission of the YMCA Lighthouse Project is to develop young people who are creative, connected and prepared for college and career. The Lighthouse advances this mission though the integration of media arts, performing arts, leadership development and college/career readiness. The Lighthouse engages nearly 100 youth each year in the artistic fields of music production, filmmaking, photography, graphic design, dance, visual arts, podcasting, and spoken word & poetry.
Yocum Institute for Arts Education
Reading, PA
The Yocum Institute for Arts Education’s mission is to connect and enrich our community through arts education, creative performance and innovative programs.
Yollocalli Arts Reach of the National Museum of Mexican Art
Chicago, IL
Our mission is to strengthen the value of youth art and culture by providing equal access to communal, artistic, and cultural resources that allow youth to become creative and engaged community members. We provide programs for youth ages 13 to 24 years old, offered during the fall and spring after school, with longer day sessions during the summer.    Programs range in technical skill and theme from basic drawing and painting, to public performance, blogging, comic and zine making, quinceañera aesthetics, mural painting and graffiti, just to name a few.
Young People's Chorus of New York City
New York, NY
It is the mission of the Young People’s Chorus of New York City® to provide children of all cultural and economic backgrounds with a program of music education and choral performance that seeks to fulfill each child’s potential, while creating a model of artistic excellence and diversity that enriches the community.
Youngstown Social Cause Poster Project
Youngstown, OH
Project Description The Youngstown Social Cause Poster Project is a gestalt-inspired program that aligns several art programs and organizations into creating a massive social cause advertising campaign inspired by and distributed throughout Youngstown, Ohio while providing opportunities to over 60+ young emerging artists, art educators, and graphic designers.
Youth Community Action Program
Atlanta, GA
The Youth Community Action Program (YCAP) develops youth leadership by providing popular political education to young people in Atlanta, creates alternative youth-run media programs, and organizes for local community power. The program addresses systemic mis-education of Black youth and youth of color in Atlanta school systems and connects young people to social movements.
Youth Dreamers, Inc.
Baltimore, MD
Who We Are: The Youth Dreamers, Inc. is a non-profit organization which runs the Dream House, the only youth-run youth center in Baltimore. Founded in a middle-school Community Action class a decade ago, the Youth Dreamers and their community partners worked tirelessly to find, purchase, and completely renovate an abandoned house at 1430 Carswell St. in the Coldstrem-Homestead-Montebello neighborhood of Baltimore.
Youth in Focus
Seattle, WA
Youth in Focus empowers urban youth, through photography, to experience their worlds in new ways and make positive choices for their lives.  We put cameras in the hands of at-risk youth and place them in a challenging environment surrounded by high quality talented teachers, nurturing adult volunteer mentors, and create a strong community of support. Through photography our students find their voice, identity, creativity, and gain new confidence in their worth and abilities.    
Youth of Nations Project of the Arts, Inc.
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Youth of Nations: Project of the Arts, Inc. provides funding, sponsorship, positive life-style and recreational programs, and free-of-charge services to local South Florida artists and to emerging artists from throughout the globe, as well as to at-risk and hearing-loss youth. These programs and services are designed to help artists and youth turn their creativity into a positive and productive way of living. We provide consulting services, grant-writing assistance, venues for art promotion and sales, and direct financial assistance (*based on availability of funding).
San Francisco, CA
Zawaya is a nonprofit tax-exempt organization, dedicated to preserving, promoting and presenting Arab American’s cultural heritage through music and art. Zawaya breaks barriers of isolation and discrimination, welcoming all who share a love of Arab arts.
Zion Canyon Song Cycle
Springdale, UT
The Zion Canyon Song Cycle is the result of a lively blend of civic dialogue, creativity, oral history, participatory democracy, and music. The Cycle is comprised of sixteen original songs that celebrate the history, community preoccupations, and contemporary life of Zion National Park and its neighboring communities. The music takes the form of song stories, based on community dialogues and oral histories gathered from local residents. Composer and former Springville, Utah mayor Phillip Bimstein wrote the lyrics of the Zion Canyon Song Cycle.