WE'RE READY !!!
Thanks to your support over the years, Artists For Humanity has been able to expand opportunities to young people from Boston's under-resourced communities. And now, like so many of our teen participants, Artists For Humanity is about to undergo a transformation. We are excited to announce groundbreaking on a 30,000 sf expansion of our EpiCenter on July 13th at 1pm.
When Artists For Humanity was founded in 1991, we had no idea how much we would grow or that we would be here 26 years later living our mission to bridge economic, racial, and social divisions by providing under-resourced urban youth with the keys to self- sufficiency through paid employment in art and design. And how could we have known that now would be our time, when technology is democratizing design and employers are looking to us to prepare Boston teens for well paying jobs in the innovation economy.
Thank you for being with us on this remarkable journey.
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From our original group of seven, we have become one of the largest on-site employers of young people in our city, created amazing art and design from so many perspectives, provided educational and moral support to our alumni to become dedicated community leaders, and introduced hundreds of thousands of adults to the voice, vision, and virtuosity of Boston's young people.
In 2004, we moved into the Artists For Humanity EpiCenter and expanded the role we play in Boston’s cultural community.
This expansion will allow us to:
-Double the number of young people we can employ each and every year;
-Launch the Liberty Mutual Career Center to train youth in the skills necessary to succeed in the building trades, and connect and support them in union apprenticeships; and,
-Open all of our art making spaces to the public within the AFH Makers Studio. Members can take classes and access studios and equipment to experience the magic of creativity and making.
We are honored by the support and leadership we have received from you and so many friends to expand creative employment for our teens and mentors and finally build our new studios, gallery, and store!
I so hope you can join our teen artists, adult staff, alumni, partners, neighbors and generous supporters as we break ground on our next phase of growth and better meet the needs of our ever changing creative city.
Thursday, July 13th – 1pm
Artists For Humanity
100 West Second Street
Boston, MA 02127
RSVP here and we hope to see you on the 13th!