My experiences with this non profit began in 2005. I first became acquainted with the founder and artistic director during a community meeting and workshop with non profits in Oregon. As a performer we clicked right away. I was impressed with her (Melinda Pittman) interest in both the arts and the arts as a part of social justice/social change. Over time we worked together and I eventually joined the cast of one of her shows as part of the city of Portland's Vision grants program. The show was a great success as it blended great music, comedy, story, and social activism into a multi-generational show. From that experience as well as others I was moved to join the board of directors and am proud to be part of the organization. Now we are actively working on improving the organizational structure and infrastructure to enhance the program and administration. Soon BroadArts should be back on its way to operating in the black and making its unique blend of social change and performing arts.