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Join Artists For Humanity in creating jobs for creative teens. Let's successfully complete our building's expansion, together!
THANK YOU for joining Artists For Humanity in creating jobs for creative teens. Let's successfully complete our building's expansion, together!
THANK YOU for joining Artists For Humanity in creating jobs for creative teens. Let's successfully complete our building's expansion, together!
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Build Better Futures for Boston's Creative Teens

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WHAT WE HAVE:

Cramped studios overflowing with creativity and a waiting list of Boston teens who are eager to learn, build community, and earn a wage for empowering work.

WHAT WE NEED:

More space for more teens! We need to close the gap on our fundraising campaign to finish construction on our new space. Together, we will:

  • Expand collaborative spaces
  • Hire more teens
  • Scale our client services

Our new space will sustain our pioneering work!

HOW YOU CAN HELP:

We've already raised 92% of our expansion fund to complete construction by October—we need your help for the final push. Let's build better futures for the next generation, together.

WHY NOW:

As you may realize, these are not encouraging times for under-resourced teens in urban areas. At this critical stage in their lives, young people need access to SPACE—where they are free to experiment in a safe environment, ask questions, challenge themselves, take creative risks, build community, and provide fine art and design services. At AFH, they can do this all in the same place — while earning money!

At Artists For Humanity, teens learn resilience, practice collaboration, build confidence, and gain the skills they need to be self-sufficient, all while building sustainable futures.

Artists For Humanity (AFH)'s mission is to provide under-resourced urban youth with the keys to self-sufficiency through paid employment in art and design. AFH is built on the philosophy that engagement in the creative process is a powerful force for social change, and that creative entrepreneurship is a productive and life-changing opportunity for young people. Bridging economic, racial, and social divisions, AFH enriches urban communities by introducing young people's creativity to the business world.

Risks and challenges

The risks and challenges of this project are minimal. An anticipated challenge would be if construction is slightly delayed due to unforeseen weather conditions.

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    Digital Fist Bump

    AFH Video & Motion participant Makayla says, "Everytime I walk in the doors of AFH, I get high-fives and fist bumps." Let us give you an official welcome with a Digital Fist Bump from AFH!

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    Downloadable Digital Illustration

    Collect a gorgeous piece of teen-made contemporary art from the comfort of your computer screen.

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    Postcard Sketch by Our Teen Artists

    Want some fresh art for your desk, bulletin board, or locker? Get a sweet postcard sketch from a talented AFH teen!

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    Greatest Party on Earth half-off ticket

    Join us at this year’s Greatest Party on Earth where we will celebrate the Grand Opening of our new building!

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    Hand-Illustrated Canvas Tote

    Take AFH with you wherever you go with a canvas tote that is hand-illustrated by AFH's creative teens!

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    Fine Art Photograph

    Upgrade your walls with an unframed 18” x 24” fine art photography print from our studio of teen photographers.

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    Custom Reebok Sneakers

    Show off your unique Reebok sneakers with designs made by our teen artists AND get your name included on our donor wall for a year!

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    Portrait + Naming Wall

    Small portrait on canvas by one of our remarkable teen artists and your name included on our donor wall for a year. Come visit us or send us a photo!

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    Studio Practice + Naming Wall

    3-hour painting art session in a studio in our new building and your name included on our donor wall for a year. Sessions with Rob Gibbs, Co-Founder/Director of the Paint Studio and Programming; Aristotle Forrester, Artist/Painting Mentor; or Massiel Grullon, Artist/Painting Mentor

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    Dinner with Susan Rodgerson

    Catered dinner in the EpiCenter's courtyard with AFH Founding Executive/ Artistic Director, Susan Rodgerson, and teen artists for up to four guests and name included on donor wall for a year.

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Funding period

- (31 days)