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Mission Statement

The Mission of Art from Ashes is to empower struggling youth by providing creative programs that facilitate health and hope through expression,connection and transformation.


Since its inception in 2003, Art from Ashes (AfA) has provided creative empowerment workshops to high-risk youth, facilitating expression, connection and transformation among the most neglected and vulnerable segments of our community. AfA’s creative programs use the combination of creativity and neurology to provide workshops that not only offer young people access to the arts and to their creative power, but in doing so also address risk factors among struggling young people. Our foundational program, Phoenix Rising, uses poetry and spoken word to empower young people through the language of metaphor. Other programs include Drawing on Air, Casting Shadows and Wingspan. To date, AfA has provided creative workshops with more than 150 partnering organizations for more than 11,000 young people who have survived traumatic events, are victims of abuse, neglect and/or poverty, and are at risk for or engaged in destructive behaviors.


Average Review 2 reviews

Would you recommend Art from Ashes?

by Phoenix R. from Denver, CO (Administrator for this Organization) (2017-06-15 10:28:06.0)
It seems there is no way to contact Carrie-Lynn, although we've tried several times to apologize. We're very sorry she "fell through the cracks." In addition to being a small organization with only 2 full-time staff members, we had six weeks in which to move during the time she submitted an application, and we also lost our agency administrator. During that challenging several months, we had one volunteer fielding applications. We managed the best we could and are asking for a little understanding. Our marvelous agency has some challenges, to be sure, but we depend upon volunteer help to reach all the youth we serve in the community (700 a year!!). A bad review can damage the work we accomplish in the lives of youth. Please don't judge us based on one review. Thank you.
by Carrie-Lynn E. (2017-05-10 23:19:06.0)
I seem to have fallen through the cracks in the system. I'm sure it's an excellent organization, however, unfortunately, I was never contacted back after looking to set a date for volunteering.