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Building Hope
Artwork: Untitled by Rubi, age 13 Dear Free Arts Family, Regardless of the results, this election could potentially prove to be one of the most volatile times in recent history. Made visible by social media and network media, we will be barraged with election results coverage. News of possible protests, violence, and divisiveness will penetrate our...
It has been seven months since the first sledgehammer hit the building to begin our renovation. If you have driven by in that time you have seen the incredible transformation of the exterior of our space, and we hope you have the opportunity to see how wonderful the interior is as well. After relocating for...
In November of 2018, over 30 children from Free Arts programs assisted teaching artist Andy Brown in completing a mural on the North wall of the newly redeveloped Point b offices in downtown Phoenix. The mural located on Central and Roosevelt is entitled Perspective Landscape and depicts the idea that things can look differently from...
By: Jessica Flowers, Program Director Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona exists to transform children’s trauma to resilience.  Trauma, including abuse, neglect, and homelessness can cause major changes to the brains and bodies of developing children. Damaging effects can include behavioral and mental challenges, chronic disease, and early death.  Resilience, in its simplest definition,...
Free Arts staff is continuously educating themselves in ways to transform trauma to resilience. Through attending conferences, reading books and articles, and viewing various programming on the subject, Free Arts staff looks to find innovative techniques to help children increase skills and strengthen relationships, through resilience-building art programs and caring adult volunteer mentors. Here are...
By Michael Jung, Volunteer Mentor You want to volunteer for an organization. You’ve heard all about the benefits of volunteering. How it boosts your self-esteem and improves your health. How you can make friends and network. How you can learn new skills that will help you personally and professionally. But how do you decide which volunteer organization...
By Gabriella, Alumni Mentor My name is Gabriella, but my Free Arts family calls me Gabs. Free Arts is a nonprofit organization that builds hope and heals children’s trauma through artistic expression. I know this because I was a participant. I’ve been involved with Free Arts since 2012, when I was twelve years old. I’m...