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Project Create

Cause Area

  • Arts & Culture
  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Education & Literacy
  • Homeless & Housing


2401 Virginia Avenue, NWWashington, DC 20037 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Project Create provides accessible arts education to promote positive development in children, youth and families experiencing homelessness and poverty. Project Create is committed to enriching and transforming the lives of at-risk children in Washington, DC by providing them with professionally-led arts experiences. We believes that arts experiences are essential to a child's development. They empower children to reach their potential by fostering critical thinking skills, creative expression, self-esteem, and social skills.


PROJECT CREATE is a community-based nonprofit that promotes creative youth development through multi-disciplinary arts education and enrichment. Project Create teaching artists have been working with children, youth, and families in Washington, D.C. for over twenty years. Our students participate in out-of-school-time art classes, workshops, open studio, field trips, and exhibition and performance opportunities. Project Create offers free creative classes and workshops at our studio in the Anacostia neighborhood of Southeast DC in Ward 8, as well as at 14 partner locations in underserved neighborhoods in Washington, D.C. Courses include visual, performing, and digital media arts classes like drawing and painting, illustration, photography, collage, spoken word, fashion, music production and theater.


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