Free Arts NYC is committed to bringing quality arts and mentoring programs to NYC’s most underserved youth. We define “underserved” as those facing economic and institutional disparities, youth experiencing housing insecurity and homelessness.

Participants enroll through one of our partners: community centers, schools, and shelters. By connecting children to our programs and hosting programs at their sites, these partners help ensure our city’s most under-resourced neighborhoods have access to arts education and mentoring.

  • Department of Homeless Services:
    • 20 + DHS-funded shelters
  • Children’s Aid Society at Dunlevy Milbank Center
  • DREAM Charter School
  • Grand Street Settlement
    • Beacon Program
    • Seward Park Cornerstone Community Center
  • “I Have a Dream Foundation” at PS7
  • Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center
  • PS 7
  • University Settlement
    • Beacon Program
    • PS 63
    • Cornerstone Community Center
  • Johnson Cornerstone Community Center
  • Mott Hall II
  • Lexington Academy
  • Central Park East II
  • Pelham Lab High School
  • East Bronx Academy for the Future