Business Workshops

AFH hosts local business leaders for special presentations and Q&A sessions, as part of our ongoing business workshop series featuring topics such as financial literacy, business models, and entrepreneurship. We welcome volunteers to share skills and best practices in an interactive setting. 

Thanks to the generous support of so many people, AFH is able to impact the lives of hundreds of teens every year. Each gift makes

a difference in AFH’s ability to empower and employ under-resourced Boston teens while providing a safe space for them to learn, create and grow. Give a gift to Artists For Humanity

by clicking on the donate button below.



The Board of Advisors is currently comprised of 60 engaging leaders from  Boston’s business, philanthropic, academic, and cultural communities.

Advisors serve as emissaries to the community at large and provide AFH

with essential input on innovative opportunities and pathways to strengthen

and grow our organization. While each Advisor brings unique and valuable resources to AFH, they all share enthusiasm and commitment to our teens

and the work we do. Being an AFH Advisor is a creative learning experience.


AFH works closely with Advisors to create innovative and personalized ways

to advance our mission. Advisors support the work of AFH in some of the following ways:


  • Learning about and understanding AFH and our programs;
  • Sharing your passion for AFH with personal and professional networks;
  • Attending and bringing guests to AFH gatherings and events;
  • Referring clients to AFH for commissions of fine art and design services;
  • Making a financial contribution; and
  • Connecting AFH with other philanthropic individuals, corporations, and foundations.


Advisors volunteer in various roles throughout the year at AFH, subject to

their schedules and personal interests, and are prominently listed on our letterhead  and website. Advisors commit to a $2,500 annual contribution, which represents the wages paid to a teen working here during our school-

year session.



Cycle in the Rodman 

Ride for KIDS



AFH fields a team of cyclists led by our Artistic/Executive Director Susan Rodgerson for this largest single day athletic fundraiser supporting programs for at-risk youth. We welcome riders to the Team AFH.




The best way to volunteer with Artists For Humanity is to come visit our studios, meet our young people, and talk with us about how you can become involved. Volunteers spread the word about what our teens can do, promote our art work, refer young people who could benefit from working with us, work on special projects and/or provide 1:1 tutoring to teens.  Tutoring is one of the key ways to get involved. As an after-work supplemental program, tutoring provides critical support to AFH teen artists to ensure a stronger pathway toward academic success.


Click logo above to become a member


Planning for Future Teen Jobs! 

AFH is expanding!  Yes, we are doubling our building size so we can employ not just 250+ Boston teens, but 500+ Boston teens, each and every year, across five of our creative studios:  Painting, 3D Design, Graphics, Photography and Video & Motion.  This is exciting news for AFH and for you, as a Boston teen.   


What does this mean?

Starting in September 2017, AFH will be under construction. We do not yet know our capacity for youth employment during this transition time, and therefore putting a temporary hold on the recruitment of new teens. We will continue to recruit teens through our existing waitlist on an as-needed basis. 


Recruitment of new teens will start again in April 2018

fulfilling jobs for our 2018 summer program.


Continue to follow us! 

Check back periodically to find out about limited vacancies for Boston freshmen, sophomores, and juniors that may become available, for the status of our new building and the date of our grand opening. There will be so many new opportunities for teens in our new expanded space and we look forward to hiring you soon!