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Color Me Empowered

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arts & Culture

Mission: Color Me Empowered is a charitable organization dedicated to empowering at-risk children and improving neglected communities through the implementation of civic art. We believe that giving children the opportunity to improve their immediate community will enable them to see the power of art and the ability within themselves to bring about positive change in their environment.

Results: To date, we've completed 10 public art projects with inner-city children. We're working to finish 5 more public art projects in 2012.

Target demographics: low-income school-aged children in the DFW area

Direct beneficiaries per year: over 500 students, completed 6 public art projects, and helped improve 5 different areas of Dallas

Geographic areas served: DFW, Texas

Programs: After -school and summer programs.

Community Stories

18 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Board Member

Rating: 5

Color Me Empowered is very active in the Dallas community and has a sincere desire to involve Dallas' children with engaging art projects and programs. Their hands-on approach teaches at-risk children social team building art skills that empowers children to believe that they can achieve great things in their lifes and consequently, contribute positively to their communities.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Color Me Empowered provides children and the community
the experience of creating art.

It takes very little money to by the materials
to create lasting mosaics and sculptures the change lives.

Brad27

Donor

Rating: 5

Color Me Empowered provides such a great benefit to the communities with which it works. Not only do the children themselves benefit from CME's programs, but also the community as a whole. The work of CME under Kristen's vision is inspiring!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

My experience as a volunteer has been very positive. Getting to work with the kids in such a positive environment is a lot of fun. And the projects they complete are just amazing. I'm so happy to be a part of Color Me Empowered!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I like Color Me Empowered and the art we create with them. It's fun. Art lets me express myself. I like the art projects because they're fun and the teach us how to express ourselves. They are also challenging and that is awesome, because I like things that challenging. This program is fun, challenging and mind-opening!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I thought our project was creative and fun to make. I feel happy and excited that our project go done because it shows the artwork that our class worked really hard on for a long time. I had a lot of fun creating a public art project.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I feel great after my class did a public art project. I feel delighted that I even had the privilege to do a public art project. I think that the project looks really good. The best project I ever did was this public art project.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I think the project we did is awesome. It was so creative! I love art and I think I am going to use it my whole entire life.

Client Served

Rating: 5

When the whole thing was put together, it was amazing. The project looked like it was out of a dream. The bench looked like a success. This is the highlight of art at school. The art we created is extraordinary.

Client Served

Rating: 5

It was such a great experience. When our bench was done, I thought it was the BEST! It was really good and the best thing is that no matter what it will always stay there...

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been a part of almost every project Color Me Empowered has completed and each project is a source of pride for the community and brings so much excitement to the community and the children who work on the project. If you're in the Dallas area, you should definitely contact Color Me Empowered to get involved!

Board Member

Rating: 5

I've been on the Board of directors from the very beginning and every year, we get a little bit better at what we do and manage to serve more and more children. We're growing and making a real difference in the Dallas area! It's an exciting time to be a part of Color Me Empowered.

Client Served

Rating: 4

Color Me Empowered helped me see that I can make a difference. I hope that when people look at my artwork, the think about peace and love.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I had so much fun when I did my project with CME. And I created an artwork that I'm really proud of. My artwork represents hope for peace and an end to the cruelty and harshness in our world. I hope people feel that when they look at my artwork.

Client Served

Rating: 4

I'm proud of the mosaic I finished for Color Me Empowered because it helped me learn to be more than creative - to be extraordinary and one-of-a-kind.

Kristen12

Board Member

Rating: 5

Color Me Empowered is working really hard to make a difference in the lives of children in the Dallas area. We believe that art has the power to heal and unify communities because we've seen it happen! We hope that you'll get involved with us.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Beyond having a bunch of fun, Color Me Empowered really cares about the lives of the children that they serve. They do make a difference by facilitating community improvements, but in an artistic way.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Our experience with Color Me Empowered has been wonderful! They work hard to reinforce self-esteem and optimism. And the public art projects are always very, very exciting!