MISSION: Strengthening Milwaukee's workforce through art internships that help teens develop career skills.
Founded in 2001, ArtWorks for Milwaukee is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that is actively growing and increasing its impact on our city’s youth. ArtWorks uses arts-based internships to engage teens in reaching their potential by developing 21st Century Skills, which are critical in today’s workplace.
Every year, ArtWorks receives over 400 applications for the limited number of paid internship positions we can offer. In the past few years, we have built capacity and expanded to a three-tier program to accommodate more of the students who can benefit from ArtWorks’ programs. We have doubled the number of teens served from 50 to 100 through a combination of paid and unpaid internships.