Village Arts and Humanities

Philadelphia, PA   |  www.villagearts.org

Mission

The mission of The Village of Arts and Humanities is to support the voices and aspirations of the community through providing opportunities for self-expression rooted in art and culture.  The Village inspires people to be agents of positive change through programs that encompass arts and culture, engage youth, revitalize community, preserve heritage and respect the environment.

Ruling year info

1990

Principal Officer

Mrs. Elizabeth Grimaldi

Main address

2544 Germantown Ave

Philadelphia, PA 19133

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EIN

22-3045318

NTEE code info

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

Environmental Beautification (C50)

Other Food, Agriculture, and Nutrition N.E.C. (K99)

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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Philly Earth

Philly Earth is an Education and Demonstration Center sponsored by The Village of Arts and Humanities(http://www.villagearts.org/) . Philly Earth teaches kids how to care for the Earth, starting with their local communities, by providing educational programs in Permaculture(http://thecreativevillagephilly.com/events/) , Appropriate Technologies(http://thecreativevillagephilly.com/events/) , and Environmental Sustainability.

Population(s) Served

Award-winning educational initiative, Learning Through the Arts, combines two powerful learning tools, fun and art, to create three powerful community outreach program free of charge to 2,000 youth and families annually, meriting worldwide accolades. Learning Through the Arts is a multi-faceted program offering after-school and summer programs for youth ages 13 to 19. Having been a founding initiative of the Village, Learning Through the Arts remains integral, to both the residents and the organization in reaching the community through its work and close connection to the youth living in the neighborhood.

Population(s) Served

The Village of Arts and Humanities is recognized for excellence in urban place making, through it work in transforming vacant land into and oasis of communal parks and gardens with mosaics, sculptures, and edible produce. Through its partnership with the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, The Village employs seven community residents to steward 140 parcels of vacant land.

Population(s) Served

The Village is a lead partner in a consortium of community organizations that seeks to improve quality of life of residents in North Philadelphia through economic development, affordable housing, workforce training, and youth programming.

Population(s) Served

At The Village’s summer camp, children have a blast with activities ranging from lunches in the park, movie days, trips to local museums, as well as indoor and outdoor playtime. Children tap into their creativity with arts and crafts projects, dance class and creative writing workshops. Under the supervision of our experienced and caring staff, children continue learning during the summer while having fun and meeting new friends.

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Awards

Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence 2001

Rudy Bruner Foundation

Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative Grant 2006

Pew Charitable Trust

$100,000 grant 2012

Impact100

Artography Grant 2005

Ford Foundation

Coming Up Taller Award 2000

National Endowment for the Arts

Financials

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Village Arts and Humanities

Board of directors
as of 06/02/2016
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Board chair

Alan Jacobson

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Sally Harrison

Professor of Architecture, Temple University

Shayna McConville

North Philadelphia Arts and Culture Alliance

Brian Kelly

NET CDC

Michele Segre

Designer

Elizabeth Grimaldi

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