Partner Programs

We ask questions so that children affected by violence can discover their passions and realize their potential. During our screening process, we identify participants’ interests to connect them with an arts program that meets their artistic, social, and behavioral needs.







Charlotte Ballet

Charlotte Ballet’s staff is a group of individuals with a common passion: creating artistically excellent programming. Its repertoire spans from beautiful classics to thought-provoking contemporary works that push the boundaries of ballet.

Children's Theater of Charlotte
Performing Arts

One of the country’s leading theater and education organizations for young people, the Children’s Theater of Charlotte serves 300,000 children and families a year, and it is recognized for the breadth and strength of its programs. CTC is committed to its mission of creating exceptional theatre experiences, inspiring generations to explore the wonder of their world.

Ceramic Arts

Clayworks is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion of the ceramic arts, the advancement of artists and students, and the enrichment of local communities.

Community School of the Arts
Arts Education

CSA unleashes the creativity of future generations and brings joy, confidence and a sense of accomplishment to its students. The arts teach the skills needed to be successful in the 21st century workforce – innovation, imagination, critical thinking and collaboration. For over 40 years, CSA has fostered the growth of music and visual arts in Charlotte by providing high quality, personalized instruction to creative minds.

Central Piedmont Community College
Culinary Arts

CPCC has been a part of the Charlotte landscape for almost 50 years. It has six campuses located throughout Mecklenburg County. As a Learning College, CPCC seeks to create environments that generate positive, nurturing and learning-focused experiences. Students will learn the basic science of cooking and proper cooking methods from various experienced chef instructors who will make cooking fun!

Behailu Academy
Arts Education

Behailu Academy empowers youth to find and use their voices through the arts, academic support, and community service.

Moving Poets

Moving Poets is an international community of artists and creative professionals of different disciplines, cultures and age groups. Moving Poets strives to tell stories that are meaningful to both the artists and the audience, support the presentation and creation of high quality contemporary art and serve as a cultural arts incubator to collectively create new works.

Studio 345
Digital Photography / Youth Development

Studio 345 is a free, out of school youth development program that uses digital photography, digital media, and multimedia design to educate and inspire students to stay in school, graduate and pursue goals beyond high school. Providing unique experiences for high school students in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, Studio 345 fosters a sense of belonging and interconnectedness. Taught and mentored by professional working artists, students gain invaluable experiences, enabling them to become creative risk-takers and craftsmen while growing emotionally, intellectually, and artistically.