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ARTS EMPOWERMENT PROJECT INCARTS EMPOWERMENT PROJECT INC
The Arts Empowerment Project believes in the transformative power of art to heal and inspire children impacted by neglect and abuse. Our organization matches at-risk youth to existing arts and enrichment programs in Charlotte, NC. Read more
The Arts Empowerment Project believes in the transformative power of art to heal and inspire children impacted by neglect and abuse. Our organization matches at-risk youth to existing arts and enrichment programs in Charlotte, NC.
The Arts Empowerment Project was founded in 2011 by Natalie Frazier Allen, an attorney and child advocate in Charlotte and former Chief of the Domestic Violence Unit in Washington, D.C. Our organization collaborates with lawyers, the Department of Juvenile Justice, the Department of Social Services, Guardians Ad Litem, and Mecklenburg County’s 26 th Judicial District Court to make a difference in the lives of children affected by violence and abuse.
Vulnerable and at-risk children who participate in the arts discover an outlet for positive self-expression, personal growth and healing. Through art, they are empowered to break the cycle of violence and alter the trajectory of their lives.
TAEP screens children referred by the court, matches their interest to the local arts program best suited to their needs, and funds their tuition and transportation fees.