Creating Communities, Annapolis, MD
2020 Megan Kolb Immediate Need Fund recipient
The mission of Creating Communities is to use the power of music, art, movement and photography to reach learners who need more than traditional modalities of learning and expression. Their work allows these groups to make their own choices and life decisions through experiential learning, the creative process and personal reflection. Their vision is to create communities where the arts are an integral component of our social fabric, where the power of creativity connects, enriches and transforms lives. Creating Communities’ programs target underserved communities, with a particular focus on low wealth, vulnerable young people. Their goal is to use arts-based alternative educational opportunities to teach artistic skills, life skills, academic competencies, community service, and employability skills. Creating Communities also serves the local community with clothing drives and food drives. Funds from the Megan Kolb INF went to purchasing winter clothes for 2 local families.