ArtWorks for Youth

ArtWorks for Youth

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This Saturday is the big event. Have you RSVP'd yet?
How much to print a t-shirt
Mos def...I'm coming!!!!

Founded by John Lombardo, the mission of Artworks for Youth is to provide free after school visual art instruction, mentoring, and academic support to under-served students in South Africa.

Our work began in New York City in May, 2000 and we have since worked with thousands of students through collaborations with schools and service organizations in New York City and South Africa. We learned of a school in South Africa through a collaboration with Frederick Douglass Academy II in Harlem. Our first trip to Africa was in March, 2003. We began traveling to South Africa three times annua

Operating as usual

09/11/2020

Please watch this special edition of our award winning film, "Sela.," which includes a red carpet awards event, interviews with two of the writers and ArtWorks for Youth's Executive Director, John Lombardo. Consider donating to our film project and our other programs: https://fundraising.fracturedatlas.org/artworks-for-youth....

02/11/2020

Take a listen to the exciting & intriguing stories from the youth of Joe Slovo.


https://soundcloud.com/artworksforyouth1

Fed-up pupils to join eight-day walk for better education 27/11/2019

Fed-up pupils to join eight-day walk for better education

A great write up in today's HeraldLIVE - Port Elizabeth on the walk that 14 of our students are undertaking.

They started today. To send messages of support daily, go to our FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/749929645469473/

Fed-up pupils to join eight-day walk for better education After several attempts to engage with the district education office in Port Elizabeth, a group of 14 pupils and two teachers from different schools around the Bay on Wednesday morning would embark on a 263km trek to the provincial department of education offices in Zwelitsha to voice out the frustra...

It's now easier to send ArtWorks for Youth a message. 26/11/2019

It's now easier to send ArtWorks for Youth a message.

It's now easier to send ArtWorks for Youth a message.

SA business steps in to help township school - Pass rate goes from 27% to 96%! 18/11/2019

SA business steps in to help township school - Pass rate goes from 27% to 96%!

What a great initiative! The situation at so many of our schools is dire.

That is why 14 children from ArtWorks for Youth will be walking from Port Elizabeth to Zwelitsha to protest against the quality of education that they are receiving. They start on the 27th November.

Follow their progress by clicking on this event: https://www.facebook.com/events/749929645469473/

SA business steps in to help township school - Pass rate goes from 27% to 96%! A High School in the heart of a South African township is proving that with the right resources positive change is possible, making the sky is the limit!  

SELA TRAILER.mp4 08/04/2019

SELA TRAILER.mp4

Please take one minute to watch this trailer of a short film written by and starring ArtWorks for Youth students.

SELA TRAILER.mp4

ArtWorks for Youth - Why I'm here #2. 27/12/2018

ArtWorks for Youth - Why I'm here #2.

ArtWorks for Youth - Why I'm here #2. Ntandokazi Baxana has been with ArtWorks for Youth for 9 years. She speaks here about why she started and where she is now.

ArtWorks for Youth - Why I'm here #1 17/12/2018

ArtWorks for Youth - Why I'm here #1

If you've not yet this young one talk about why he's at ArtWorks for Youth, please take 68 seconds to do so. In a couple days, we'll hear from a college-bound young woman.

ArtWorks for Youth - Why I'm here #1 We asked some students to explain why they are in our program.

ArtWorks for Youth - Why I'm here #1 13/12/2018

ArtWorks for Youth - Why I'm here #1

Have you taken a minute to watch this sweet one talk about ArtWorks for Youth?

ArtWorks for Youth - Why I'm here #1 We asked some students to explain why they are in our program.

12/09/2018

Our website is back, folks! Please take a look!
www.artworksforyouth.co.za

28/06/2017

Thulethu

Today's 50 Campaign features Thulethu, who has been with ArtWorks for Youth for five years now. She works so hard to achieve and is bound for even more greatness.
R50 can buy you half a dinner in Richmond Hill, or part of our new building! Choose wisely.

Siyakha! We are Buildling! 24/04/2017

Siyakha! We are Buildling!

We are in the midst of our online campaign that is coinciding with our big fundraiser / art auction this Thursday. Please come!
http://siyakha-we-are-building-59982.causevox.com/

Siyakha! We are Buildling! This campaign is running alongside our annual fundraiser and art auction in New York City. We are raising funds both for our upcoming program year as well as to build our own site!

Mock Funeral 20/12/2016

Mock Funeral

Check out our short film that documents our mock funeral for the Eastern Cape Department of Education. https://youtu.be/TuqizDvUydo

Mock Funeral

Click here to support ArtWorks for Youth Dance-a-Thon '16 by Ellie Story 20/09/2016

Click here to support ArtWorks for Youth Dance-a-Thon '16 by Ellie Story

The ArtWorks for Youth Club at Packer Collegiate Institute is hosting a 12-hour dance-a-thon to raise funds for us! Check it out and give what you can, please.

Click here to support ArtWorks for Youth Dance-a-Thon '16 by Ellie Story ArtWorks For Youth is hosting a 12 hour Dance-a-thon! Dancers will dance from 10:00 to 10:00 and be sponsered for every hour they dance. The event, hosted by Packer Collegiate Institute's ArtWorks For Youth Club, will also include South African food, drinks, music, and art/letter making. All mone...

Works in Progress 11/08/2016

A few weeks ago, we began studying the work of Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson, an incredible painter and fabric artist.
These are the very beginnings of what will be a large accordion fabric book that tells of my students' struggles at school. Thread, beads, buttons, and other items will be added.
My students began articulating and visually illustrating the abysmal treatment in their schools with our procession three years ago called "Abameli Bemfundo." It's been an ongoing focus ever since.
Stay tuned for more.

Jump Start our New Program Year! 15/06/2016

Jump Start our New Program Year!

Hello All:
We have extended this campaign by two weeks, as we are trying to match all gifts between $5 and $10. Got $5?

https://www.youcaring.com/artworks-for-youth-575975

Jump Start our New Program Year! This online campaign runs in conjunction with our annual exhibition / fundraiser. We want to add hit the ground running this program year, which begins in June and these funds will help us to do so. We want to continue our art and academic support programs, which mean so much to our many students...

Jump Start our New Program Year! 10/06/2016

Jump Start our New Program Year!

Hello, Friends of ArtWorks for Youth. There are just four more days left to our online campaign, which coincides with our two week spring fundraising season.
We have been offered a small grant to match all gift amounts from $5 to $10 from now until the time our campaign ends on Monday. That means your $5 magically turns into $10. Whattaya say, people?
https://www.youcaring.com/artworks-for-youth-575975

Jump Start our New Program Year! This online campaign runs in conjunction with our annual exhibition / fundraiser. We want to add hit the ground running this program year, which begins in June and these funds will help us to do so. We want to continue our art and academic support programs, which mean so much to our many students...

Jump Start our New Program Year! 31/05/2016

Jump Start our New Program Year!

We are in day 5 of our online campaign to raise $10,000. We have raised $1,945 so far. Today's reason to give is Samkelo Tetyana, who has found three passions this year at ArtWorks for Youth and is excelling at each of them: running, sandal making, and bead-making. He is one of our many stars and reasons that we exist. Please support our work.

Jump Start our New Program Year!

Jump Start our New Program Year! 26/05/2016

Jump Start our New Program Year!

Please consider a donation during our online campaign that coincides with our annual exhibition and art auction. We want a sweet start to our new program year, which begins in January. All amounts extremely welcome.
We are also seeking flier miles to get some amazing artists to work with our students in PE.

Jump Start our New Program Year! This online campaign runs in conjunction with our annual exhibition / fundraiser. We want to add hit the ground running this program year, which begins in June and these funds will help us to do so. We want to continue our art and academic support programs, which mean so much to our many students...

09/05/2016

What will be different about this event of ours?
You will step into the lives of our students by not only viewing artwork they create, but reading their stories, poems, and stepping into their lives. You will not want to miss this, my peeps.

15/02/2016

March - May are going to be busy, busy months, friends of ArtWorks for Youth. We will accept 24 volunteers, do at least three story exchanges, host local visiting artists, launch our student blog, and literary magazine! Don't sleep, babies!

Make a Donation to ARTWORKS FOR YOUTH INC 31/12/2015

Make a Donation to ARTWORKS FOR YOUTH INC

Hello ArtWorks for Youth Friends:
Please consider a year-end donation so that our important work can continue into 2016 and beyond.
Happy New Year!

Make a Donation to ARTWORKS FOR YOUTH INC Select the amount you would like to donate from the list below or enter a different amount. The descriptions next to the donation amounts show what your gift can do. (You can choose the actual program to support below.)

ArtWorks for Youth Read-a-Thon 29/12/2015

I just added another reader to our First Annual Read-a-Thon. This is the first time we have involved our students directly in raising funds for our library and Acacemic Support Program.
Please click on the photos to see which students do not yet have sponsor.
Let me know if you want to sponsor a student per book or a flat rate in support of our young readers and future leaders. Thanks!

Amazon.com: John V. Lombardo / ArtWorks for Youth: ArtWorks for Youth 21/12/2015

Amazon.com: John V. Lombardo / ArtWorks for Youth: ArtWorks for Youth

2015 is quickly drawing to a close.
Perhaps this holiday season has you feeling that you'd like to wrap up the year by giving a gift. We have a few options for you.

1.) Support one of our students participating in the Read-a-Thon during the summer break (which is now until January 12.) Just read the brief text next to each photo to see what our students are reading and how many sponsors they have so far. Inbox me to let me know how many you would like to support and how much you will pledge per book.

2.) Purchase a book or school supply from our Amazon wish list at: http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/J14V2WUF2TU0/ref=cm_sw_em_r_wsg_UpgEwb11V3J3M_wb

3.) A friend has pledged to match all donations up to $2,500 that will support the ArtWorks for Youth running club. So far we have raised about $500.

4.) Simply give a gift online via Just Give: https://www.justgive.org/basket?acton=donate&ein=04-3688365&authorized_request_token=82EE0D69-466C-961B-0BB1-79335F13E565

5.) If you're a friend of mine from Port Elizabeth, we could use food donations or gift cards from any grocery store. We have several families in crucial need of food for this holiday season. Please be in touch via my inbox if you are able to help.
Thanks so much for your support. You are investing in an amazing group of young warriors and we truly appreciate it.

Amazon.com: John V. Lombardo / ArtWorks for Youth: ArtWorks for Youth

ArtWorks for Youth Read-a-Thon 08/12/2015

I just added another reader to our First Annual Read-a-Thon. This is the first time we have involved our students directly in raising funds for our library and Acacemic Support Program.
Please click on the photos to see which students do not yet have sponsor.
Let me know if you want to sponsor a student per book or a flat rate in support of our young readers and future leaders. Thanks!

First project back. 02/11/2015

Here are some images of Saturday's color and design project.

ArtWorks for Youth 27/09/2015

ArtWorks for Youth

Hello, Good People.
Have you checked out our new website yet? Parts of it are still being updated, but it says lots about our work.
Please note the new address: www.artworksforyouth.co.za

ArtWorks for Youth The Transformative Power of Creativity

03/07/2015

I would like to thank the following people for contributing to our online campaign, which pulled in $11,535. Not quite our goal, but a fine start to the new program year:
Elane Hyun Chung, Shaheen Rushd, Jennifer Morrison, George Turner, Lauren Glant, Jessica Ramirez, Paul Cello, Adam Stern, Dini Karasik, Tymberly Canale, Chris Lake, Paul Nowell, Anonymous, trey3nyc, Nytangia Leitzsey, Sonia Kline, Salvelio Meyer and Louise Liebenberg, Fiona Forward, Naomi Schegloff, Daniel Dan Morgenroth, Beth Lipton, Jennifer Waldron, Susan Long, Maggie Levine, Riz Espinili, Sheila Quealey, Phyllis Hollis, Sophie DV, Pattie White, Sandy Smyth Coffey, Abby Reisman, Mariel72, Martha Siembieda Rames, Isabel Rosen-Hamilton Raquel Delerme, Miriam Dreyer, Sue Keown, Rebecca Wertheimer, Richard Story, Alexandra Schmid, Nancy M. Hughes, J.D. Butler, Phil McVay, Eliza Winans Rossman, Marcie Chambers Cuff and Brian Cuff, Marissa Davis, Liz, Erica Satin- Hernandez, Ginna Rose, L. T. Donovan, Anne Sommer Bedrick, A. Sussman, Johanna Steinhaus, Sile Na Gigh, B. Gadasi, Veronique Pittman, Akasha10019102, Derek Haverland, Sel818, Jeremy Lombardo, George Steele, Tina Hammond, Ona Villier, Kathy Uggen-Merget, Mary Suh, Eva Turner, Pippa Mayell, Anonymous, SLong, Joanne Feltman, Suzy Storr, Nell Schwed, Medina Tyson Jett, Anne Gillespie, Deborah Katz, Craigieji Makhosi, stevenmercst01, Maura Doherty, Katie Gibson, Martha Haakmat, Stephen Warner, and Rachel Kline (with Pule, Matthew, Bella, and Eli.)

CLICK HERE to support ArtWorks for Youth 30/06/2015

CLICK HERE to support ArtWorks for Youth

There are just 31 more hours left to our online campaign. Please give what you can.

CLICK HERE to support ArtWorks for Youth This fundraising BLITZ is to give a jump start to our new fiscal and program year! | Crowdfunding is a democratic way to support the fundraising needs of your community. Make a contribution today!

22/06/2015

Just 11 days left until our online campaign comes to end, people. Please give what you can. Thanks!

Today's Reason to Give: 4 x 6 Construction Paper Portraits. 16/06/2015

It's been two dry days on our online campaign. Come friends, it takes 5 minutes. $5 - $1,000. Give what you can. Give often. Give daily.
I hope you're sitting down. You're so not ready for these.

CLICK HERE to support ArtWorks for Youth 14/06/2015

CLICK HERE to support ArtWorks for Youth

We have just 18 more days left to our online campaign. Please help support our work.
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/artworks-for-youth

CLICK HERE to support ArtWorks for Youth This fundraising BLITZ is to give a jump start to our new fiscal and program year! | Crowdfunding is a democratic way to support the fundraising needs of your community. Make a contribution today!

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