Stand Up for BRONX Art

$745 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 17 people in 23 months
Justin Rosa
for Westchester Square Art Center, Inc.
Westchester Square Art Center is 501(c)(3) non-profit art organization located in the Northeast Bronx. We have been in operation for nearly four years, providing access to visual art training to the vast, untapped population of artistic youth and adults within an underserved community.  

 Within that period of time, we have had the opportunity of training over one hundred local youth and adult residents. Our organization offers an array of programs, including drawing, painting, comic book art, and digital art for little to no cost at all. These efforts have been without the benefit of grant funding or sponsorship.

 Our goal is not only to provide visual art instruction, but to grant access to equipment and resources to assist in the process of developing artistic skills. We intend to equip students with the tools to succeed in the art field despite their backgrounds and predispositions. Many of them are eager to be involved in art, but simply do not have the means or exposure.

 The arts have been cut back in public schools and the need for cultural skill development is essential. Through this development, students also improve their self-esteem, confidence, and social skills. Our programs are tailored for afterschool and weekend schedules allowing significant flexibility for students. With these art programs we hope to establish a dynamic in which opportunities are created as a part of the neighborhood economic growth.

 The creation of this campaign was pursued in hopes of raising funding to assist in introducing new art programs such as photography, sculpture, and animation. In addition, it will allow us to recruit future teaching artists and staff members with the intention of increasing our ability to work with more students.

 Please consider donating to our charitable organization so we can reach as many of the Bronx’s underserved, artistic individuals!
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$745 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 17 people in 23 months
Created December 8, 2016
Funds raised will benefit:
Westchester Square Art Center, Inc.
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Bronx, NY
EIN: 453139198
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Leeann Cadiz
15 months ago

Anything for Art and the Bronx. Love my city and its people!

Doris Plaza
15 months ago

Lenny hopes this helps

21 months ago
Sharon Holder
22 months ago

Happy New Year 2017 Lenny, I hope my contribute will be helpful. Also, I would like to know if my organization can sponsor a few children to attend your Saturday program? Let discuss in the near future. Best regards, Sharon Holder

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