Adhering to the organization’s founding mission, weekly after-school programs seek to introduce Lafayette elementary school students to the arts and community-based learning as viable vehicles for social change.
Art for Social Change
Art has been used to create positive social change for centuries. In addition to exploring the role that the arts continue to play when addressing social issues, students create public art to generate awareness about issues that directly impact themselves and the greater community. In the process, students acquire key public and artistic skills, build community, and recognize their inherent capacity to create change.
EC)^2 currently hosts Art in the Community at Alicia Sanchez International Elementary, the Boulder Ridge Mobile Home Park, and Escuela Bilingüe Pioneer. Additional partner sites will be announced in Spring 2018.