I know the love and dedication the founder, Joyce White, has poured into this project. Using her own experience, Joyce manifested a healing mechanism and shared it with others through her workshops.
I am a volunteer art instructor with Hope For Women through Arizona Art Alliance. It is one of my most rewarding experiences because I can see the participants forgetting their problems and becoming engrossed in a new skill that bolsters their self-esteem. And they can take home a good memory in the form of their completed work. I hope this program expands so that the great service it provides can be shared by more of the Phoenix community.
I have been volunteer teaching with this organization for a year now and I find it very rewarding. Just knowing that we can help people gain confidence and self worth through art is a wonderful thing. It's as much a gift to us as it is to the students, when you see their face light up after creating their masterpiece. It also gives them a sense of pride and accomplishment to see that they can do something that they didn't think they could do before.
Arizona Art Alliance is a wonderful non profit organization that is ran by all volunteers. They have no paid staff. They service thier community in several different ways. Teaching fine art to children,seniors and abused women. I am very proud to be a part of this organization.