Artists Striving To End Poverty Inc

Rating: 4.93 stars   122 reviews


165 West 46th Street Suite 1303 New York NY 10036 USA


ASTEP uses the arts as a tool to empower young people with creativity, knowledge, and a strong sense of self-esteem, factors which help them advance their lives and communities. At ASTEP, we provide artists with opportunities to connect with global youths, allowing them to use their gifts to create meaningful and effective change for young people in need.

Target demographics:

underserved youth experience the transforming power of the arts

Direct beneficiaries per year:

close to 1,000 children!

Geographic areas served:

USA, Africa, India, Ecuador


after-school arts education programs and multi-week art camps.

2009 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

11 people found this review helpful

ASTEP has been an invaluable resource for me as I look for volunteer opportunities in the Arts in New York City. THey are so well connected in the performing arts world, and provide unmatched arts education for young people throughout the world. I can't wait to work with them more as years go on! When I was teaching in Nicaragua, the staff of ASTEP spent hours with me helping develop my program, and I wasn't even working directly through them! They are so generous with their time and talent--truly a leader in the field.

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their giving nature and willingness to support me in my work, even when I wasn't working directly for them.

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extremely dedicated and passionate.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

provide life-changing artistic experiences to young people in communities that never have opportunties to express themselves through the arts.

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I could live and work directly for ASTEP in NYC, and actually be in one of their projects.

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