Transforming lives through the arts!

Serving over 600 students in under resourced neighborhoods and schools in South LA

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raised towards $25,000 goal




Serving over 600 students in under resourced neighborhoods and schools in South LA

Building confidence and resilience in kids when they need it most.

City Hearts was founded on the belief that the arts can and do help rehabilitate youth. Children exposed to and supported in the arts are better able to make positive life choices.

Every child deserves high quality arts education regardless of their socio-economic background because a child’s education is not complete without the arts. We know the arts has the power to transform lives. We believe in exposing students to the arts at an early stage and continuing their sequential learning as they matriculate into middle and high school.

We intentionally partner with schools with limited access to the arts, filling in the gap in under resourced neighborhoods.

City Hearts: Kids Say Yes to the Arts is dedicated to providing the highest quality arts education and experiences to children in the most economically stressed neighborhoods of southern California, thereby enhancing self-esteem, creativity, literacy, social and academic skills while strengthening the health and vitality of the children and their community. City Hearts inspires a love of the arts, an appreciation of creative discipline, and respect for the creative process, enabling children and youth to be confident, imaginative, tolerant, generous and cooperative, as well as caring and contributing participants in the global community.