Arts to Grow

Arts to Grow works with schools and community organizations in the NY/NJ metro area to provide art programs that change children's lives, inspiring them to love to learn and helping them discover their personal, intrinsic motivation.



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    Volunteer Your Time to Help Children Love Learning

    Volunteer Your Time to Help Children Love Learning

    Arts to Grow is seeking volunteers to help out in our office 2-3 days a week for 6-8 weeks. ATG volunteers work closely with Founder/Executive Director Mallory King and Program Assistant Caitlin Nascher on vital end-of-summer projects such as:

    • Revising marketing materials
    • Producing our annual report
    • Managing donors and sponsors
    • Researching and organizing fundraising information
    • Updating…

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    Join our Indiegogo campaign to help us reach more funders! Your support today will enable us to bring our proven arts enrichment programs to more underserved kids in the coming year. Share this post and donate now to help us reach our goal of raising $4,000 for a professionally-produced video to tell our story.

    Arts to Grow is a nonprofit arts education organization partnering with New York City metro area public schools and community-based organizations, bringing performing, visual and literary arts classes to inner-city students ages 5-18. All programs are studio-based and taught by professional Teaching Artists. ATG’s programs are offered free to kids right in their own neighborhoods.

    NYC Invests in Arts Ed for the 2014-2015 School Year

    NYC Invests in Arts Ed for the 2014-2015 School Year

    New York City students will have greater access to arts education when they return to school this fall, according to a recent press releasefrom the Mayor’s office. Mayor Bill de Blasio, alongside Comptroller Scott M. Stringer and Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña, announced last week that 120 new arts teachers will be hired at middle and high schools throughout the city as part of the $23 million…

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    ATG Musical Theater Students Shine in “En El Barrio”

    ATG Musical Theater Students Shine in “En El Barrio”

    Video Credit: Oliver Lyons

    Community, dreams, and family. Those were the themes that Teaching Artist Taylor Valentine asked the audience to keep in mind just before the curtain rose on “En El Barrio,” an adaptation of “In The Heights” performed by students at CHLDC/IS 171in Cypress Hills, Brooklyn. The musical, set in Washington…

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    Advocates Push for Subsidized Salaries for Art Teachers

    Advocates Push for Subsidized Salaries for Art Teachers

    Although New York law mandates that all public schools must offer arts education classes, the lack of funding makes it difficult for schools to allocate their resources appropriately.  In a letter to Chancellor Carmen Fariña, advocates stated that, “One in five city schools does not even have a part-time art teacher”.  Arts Education brings great benefits to students; it is well documented that a…

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