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Mission Statement

Chicago URBAN ART RETREAT Center (CUARC) provides guestrooms for women travelers. CUARC also provides safe space for people who are different from each other to enjoy & learn from each other. CUARC celebrates multiculturalism, diversity, and non-violence. We provide opportunities for people to learn about and practice peace. We encourage our volunteers to learn about social justice issues and the isms to spread this information to others.


In addition to a women's residence on the second floor, we offer an art gallery for under-represented artists, and art studio for non-artists. CUARC offers a variety of programs geared to the under represented and to educate the public about under represented populations. At our own site and at sites of other non-profits, CUARC programs include: art workshops & classes for non-artists, support & education for entrepreneurs, art shows by under represented people (people with mental illnesses, people of color, non-artists, survivors of trauma, immigrants, lesbians, gays, & seniors). Social opps. for people who are different from each other to attend, enjoy each other, and learn from each other are offered monthly. Non-violence and tolerance is encouraged at all activities.


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Would you recommend Chicago URBAN ART RETREAT Center?

by Cesar Q. (September 25, 2017)
Chicago Urban Art Retreat is a great place to grow. There are many opportunities to volunteer here all year long. It is totally up to the person if they want to help and grow. There is work ethic here. Working here is like working in many places. You will always see many opportunities listed here. There are every day opportunities as well. Gardening, Peace Park, Art Gallery, Art Studio, Office, Community Work, Activism, Community Events.
by Ethel L. (September 24, 2017)
The event wasn't so much a volunteering opportunity, as it was a workshop lecture/discussion with two other people (the organizers).