Youth & Education
P.S. ARTS establishes arts education programs in underserved Los Angeles public schools to empower and encourage young children.
Inner-City Arts was founded in 1989 to help local communities provide arts education and instruction that was no longer available in public schools. The organization began in the heart of Skid Row, working with some of the city's most vulnerable children. As of 2018, Inner-City Arts has served over 10,000 teachers and 20,000 students from all across the Los Angeles region and has improved student achievement by increasing their confidence and creativity. Every year, Inner-City Arts provides students with in-class arts instruction, after-school extracurricular workshops, summer workshops, and college and career guidance. The organization also trains educators to effectively teach the arts and guides administrators as they incorporate arts instruction into other areas of their school's curriculum. Evaluations of Inner-City Arts have shown that their programs have drastically improved creativity, English proficiency, and even standardized mathematics scores for the students they serve.
General Operating Support