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“The future belongs to young people with an education and the imagination to create.” - President Barack Obama


Renaissance Academy

Boys and Girls Clubs of Rocheser


Hillside Family of Agengies




YA Arts Partnerships

Settlement Houses of Rochester Foundation

Settlement Houses of Rochester Foundation, is a founding member with YA Rochester of the Urban Arts Education Alliance. The UAEA serves member agencies of the SHRF to provide resources, advocacy and a united effort for advancing an urban arts education agenda with professional multi-disciplinary teaching artists. Arts are embedded to enrichment literacy and STEM initiatives. A united development strategy identifies non traditional funding sources and expands opportunities for raising unrestricted and programmatic dollars.

JCPenney Arts for Learning

The JCPenney Arts for Learning (JCPA4L) Initiative provides an opportunity to encourage and support professional staff capacity in understanding the role Arts for Learning can play in the development of arts integration practices in all settings. - See more at: JC Penney Arts for Learning Initiative

The Baobab Cultural Center promotes a deeper understanding of African culture, as rooted in ancient traditions and routed by the migratory experiences of people through the Caribbean, Europe, and Asia to the Americas. Our purpose is to foster community and build social capital. It is humanitarian, not racially or ethnically driven. Learn More...

The High Falls Film Festival in Rochester, New York is one of the few festivals worldwide, focused on the artistry and innovation of female cinematic visionaries. Each year, the festival provides thousands of film lovers with a slate of the finest independent filmes made by women; as well as, films that feature women in a leading role, or films that focus on women and their life experiences.


Along with wonderful films, panels, workshops and filmmaker chats, the festival provides a forum for discussions and actions designed to help remove the obstacles women face, both in front of, and behide, the camera. .Learn More...

Young Audiences of Rochester, NY welcomes the Museum of Kids Art (MOKA) as its newest arts partner. MOKA is taking "art on the road", providing experiences that stimulate, educate and motivate area children and youth. Known for projects that feature bold, bright, beautiful visual imagery and poetry and incorporate the meditative arts for children primarily ages 6-9, MOKA continues its tradition of creating unique arts integrated programs. Learn More...

Renaissance Academy Partnership

Renaissance Academy Charter School of the Arts was chartered on December 17, 2013 by the New York State Department of Regents and is located in the Town of Greece, N.Y.  The school has four sections of kindergarten, three sections of first grade, and two sections of second grade with a total student population of approximately 190 students.  During the grow out period, the school will grow to a K-6 school with a total student population of just under 500 students.

Quad A for Kids

Quad A for Kids offers programs for Rochester's urban youth outside the normal school hours in a safe environment with caring adults. Our model program, rated the best in the city, is replicated in three Rochester elementary schools. Academics are linked to every youth development activity, families are engaged, and clear goals are set for student attendance, behavior, and academics. Learn More...

The Brainery

Rochester Brainery was founded in March 2013 by Stephanie Rankin and Danielle Raymo. Rochester Brainery allows people to connect with their community through fun, affordable and accessible classes.

Each month you'll find a variety of classes on an unrestricted variety of topics. Learn from local authors, mixologists, actors, dancers, artists, graphic designers, beer-brewers, and more. Anything goes as long as there is something to be learned! The best part is? All of our classes are $30 or less! We also focus on single-session classes, so you don't have to make a long-term time commitment. Learn More...

New York State Literacy Center

The New York State Literary Center (NYSLC) -- a Rochester, New York area arts education organization -- provides transformative project based learning experiences that foster literacy development, community belonging, collaboration, and dialogue, for those incarcerated. Learn More...

Association of Teaching Artists

The Association of Teaching Artists (ATA) is a practitioner led national network and community of practice for Teaching Artists. The Association of Teaching Artists (ATA) was founded at a summit in Poughkeepsie, New York in April 1998. New York State Teaching Artists, arts administrators, and leaders in statewide arts funding came together at the request of The New York State Council on The Arts to consider the need and feasibility of forming an organization of Teaching Artists. The artists summit group met again in June 1998 in Troy, New York and developed and adopted a mission statement, goals, and the name of the new organization. ATA was incorporated in September 1998 and officially introduced to the New York State Arts Education field at the annual statewide Arts Education conference in October 1998. Learn More...