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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Art Museums, Arts & Culture, Arts & Humanities Councils & Agencies, Arts Education, Arts Services

Mission: We provide a hands-on visual art experience to educate and inspire at-risk kids K-8. Our vision is that all students have access to a high quality art education regardless of their background

Results: 5 new art teaching positions established in schools over the last three years with the assistance of funding from the Glick Fund. 90% student engagement rate in the classroom

Target demographics: more children experience a quality art education

Direct beneficiaries per year: 2000

Geographic areas served: Indianapolis, IN

Programs: summer enrichment, after school, in-school kindergarten, Honors program and contract teaching

Community Stories

82 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Lorena S.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My son been in the program for a long time and he loves the atmosphere. He also he has improved his techniques does amazingly drawing.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

WE LOVE ART WITH A HEART! Our daughters have been active members of AWAH for 5 years. It is not in the most convenient location for us. So, I will be honest, I have asked them EVERY YEAR if they'd like to continue. They always answer with a resounding, "YES!!! It's our favorite thing!" The instructors have always been patient and helpful. Both of our children have learned so much and I feel like the creativity they express at AWAH seeps into all other areas of their lives!

Val W.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My involvement with AWaH came about when my daughter, a student at BU got an internship lasting several years. Not only did I come to realize the amazing work AWaH does with the youth of Indy in expanding their horizons through the creative experience in the Arts, but I also came to realize the amazing person my daughter had grown to become as she was mentored, encouraged and helped throughout her time through this organization and the wonderful people she came to know, the experience was truly a blessing for her So when the opportunity came along to volunteer and attend last years gala event, I was 100% on board! It was such a grand event, seeing the children's art exhibited, but even more seeing the children experience their hard work, new skills and creativity being enjoyed by so many. The event truly captured what it means to invest in our youth and that investment grows throughout the community and into their future. A huge fan of the organization and it's directors and when able, very excited and thrilled to support all it has to offer!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Art With A Heart has been a great outlet for my daughter improve on her natural artistic skills. It has also been an avenue for her to meet new people and foster new relationships in the process. It truly is a great program. I hope it stays around for many years to come.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My child has some learning disabilities. The large group instruction offered in his classroom did not engage him. The small group instruction Art With a Heart offers is just what he needed. Finally he felt successful in school. This built his self esteem and helped him in all areas. AwaH is the one thing my child looks forward to each week. Thanks for helping my child feel successful so he can be successful. He views himself as an artist and I cannot thank you enough.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My child loves this program. He looks forward to it every week.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We participate in the Home Educators arm of AWAH! We love it. It is great to be able to do art projects with others to inspire you and in a group setting that is obviously not available in a typical home setting. The program not only includes creative art, but art history, art technique and culture studies.

Carol247

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

With out a doubt Art WithaHeart was the best way for me to let the beauty of this God created world be manifested in children.
The children delight in their creations and art With a Heart really celebrates each Child's joy in the creative process.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Great service to the community. I really enjoyed teaching the kiddos in underserved populations. Great way for them to see and be seen. A unique service and place where kids can shine creatively. 5 stars. Too bad a "real" job has taken me away from services like this.

Keep on keepin' it real AWAH !

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am a Kindergarten Teacher in the public school system and am a part of the Kindergarten Connection Program at our school. This is my fourth year of the program and I grow to love it more each year. Not only are my children getting a strong art foundation but they are also able to enjoy the sheer pleasure of creating. I love the way the program is tied into other curriculum areas and has a literature base for each lesson. As a teacher AWaH allows me to connect with small groups of children and for 90 minutes each week put aside the pressures of education today and just let my children be children!