Artistic Dreams International
Our Mission & Vision
MISSION: Leverage art in after school programs to inspire leadership and impact literacy in global affluent and non affluent communities.
VISION: Develop young artists to know themselves as capable leaders committed to use art and literacy to reduce poverty.
Read Our LEAP Story
In 2014, to separate Artistic Dreams International from many educational arts non-profits that only offer one-touch workshops, I teamed ADI up with Leap4change. The goal was to leverage the arts to develop a potent leadership curriculum and model that simultaneously inspired student voice, built global partnerships, and created impactful change. The partnership. resulted in a three-year curricular structure with intensive arts access, leadership and literacy training.
Today, ADI offers nine arts and leadership classes in seven locations in New York City, including four public schools and two public libraries, as well as two locations in Sonora, Mexico. ADI now provides arts access with a focus on visual arts, yoga/movement, and music and singing.
Moreover, at Artistic Dreams, in addition to arts access, children experience:
- Technology-based Cultural Exchange
- Global Awareness
- Year-long classes
ADI recently celebrated its five year anniversary in New York City, honoring the artwork of the committed students of ADI as well as the hard work and dedication of the educators, board members, and donors that make ADI possible. I hope ADI will continue to grow in NYC and Mexico as well as around the world, inspiring children everywhere to dream big, create art, and lead with confidence.
– Lillian Alonzo Marin
Founder & Artistic Director at Artistic Dreams International
Areas of Impact
Founder & Artistic Director, ADI