Let’s build a stronger community

Your gift to ElevArte’s art programs will impact 3,500 youth annually.

Lily first came to ElevArte when she was twelve years old. She dropped-in to use the computer lab, stayed to complete service learning hours, and returned to participate in our free art-making programs. In a safe, after-school environment Lily completed a number of projects including apprenticeships in photography and event production. She also participated in our Each One Reach One Mentorship Program, which provides youth with artistic and academic support. 

Eight years later, Lily tells us, “All of my experiences at ElevArte prepared me for college.”

We have seen Lily grow and thrive. She graduated high school and currently attends Western Illinois University where she holds a double major in Social Work and Spanish. Born and raised in Pilsen, Lily is the first in her family to attend college and is poised to graduate in the spring of 2016.

We are honored to be part of Lily’s experience. We invite you to join in her success and the victories of all the at-promise youth at ElevArte. A gift from you today will help us continue to serve more youth with the same great programs that supported Lily. 

ElevArte provides programs that nurture the appreciation of the arts and culture in the children and families we serve. Supporters like you help us achieve consistent delivery of arts programs. The impact of your gift has a ripple effect on the lives of our students, their families and community.  

The social impact of your donation guarantees a brighter and more socially just world through the power of the arts.