Connect with Social/Cultural Cohesion efforts-in-progress, and the partners who are helping to make them happen:
An artist-to-artist professional development program which facilitates dialogue and knowledge-sharing between Arizona artists, their national and international artist peers, and residents of Arizona communities.
A low power FM station serving the Central and South Phoenix area that is bilingual, multicultural, and grounded in the expressed needs, desires, and knowledge of the community.
Mesa Urban Garden:
A community organization that provides fresh produce directly to the community and local food banks. Anyone can sponsor plots for communal or individual use.
Performance in the Borderlands:
A presenting, public programming and education initiative dedicated to the understanding and promotion of cultural performance in the borderlands.
PSA Art Awakenings:
A psycho-social rehabilitation program for adults and art therapy program for youth who are challenged by serious behavioral health issues and mental illnesses.
A registered neighborhood group that advocates for increased citizen participation, responsible development of housing, transit options and the creation of quality jobs along Mesa’s Light Rail Corridor.
Get a bird’s eye view of efforts from around the country that can be an inspiration and reference point for Arizona-based work:
A project dedicated to addressing critical human rights issues by creating and supporting artistic work that amplifies marginalized voices.
Typical or Troubled?:
An evidence based program that works with school communities as a companion program with existing school safety and physical health programs across the nation to improve student mental health through early recognition, intervention, and treatment.