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Artistic Dreams International

3 Years


Our Mission & Vision

MISSION: Leverage art in after school programs to inspire leadership and impact literacy in global affluent and non affluent communities.

VISION: Develop young artists to know themselves as capable leaders committed to use art and literacy to reduce poverty.

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In 2014, to separate Artistic Dreams International from many educational arts non-profits that only offer one-touch workshops, I teamed ADI up with Leap4change. The goal was to leverage the arts to develop a potent leadership curriculum and model that simultaneously inspired student voice, built global partnerships, and created impactful change. The partnership. resulted in a three-year curricular structure with intensive arts access, leadership and literacy training.

Today, ADI offers nine arts and leadership classes in seven locations in New York City, including four public schools and two public libraries, as well as two locations in Sonora, Mexico. ADI now provides arts access with a focus on visual arts, yoga/movement, and music and singing.

Moreover, at Artistic Dreams, in addition to arts access, children experience:

  • Technology-based Cultural Exchange
  • Leadership
  • Global Awareness
  • Year-long classes

ADI recently celebrated its five year anniversary in New York City, honoring the artwork of the committed students of ADI as well as the hard work and dedication of the educators, board members, and donors that make ADI possible. I hope ADI will continue to grow in NYC and Mexico as well as around the world, inspiring children everywhere to dream big, create art, and lead with confidence.

– Lillian Alonzo Marin
Founder & Artistic Director at Artistic Dreams International

Areas of Impact



Lillian Alonzo Marin
Founder & Artistic Director, ADI
Llano Blanco, Sonora, Mexico

George Bruce & Hamilton Grange Libraries
Harlem, NYC

Public Schools 36, 125, & 210
Harlem, NYC

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Sharing our splendid opera performance by Fang Tao at our spring cocktail event a few weeks ago. Thanks for your support of Artistic Dreams dear Tao! #opera #performingarts #fangtao #artisticdreamsintl #art #artseducation

Gracias a Fang Tao por su regalo de ópera durant nuestro evento de Sueños Artísticos en Nueva York!
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Your support unique art education programs for children in New York City and Mexico.

Thank you for giving!
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Thank you for joining us at the Artistic Dreams International,
Arts without Borders cocktail party!

We had an amazing evening enjoying the auctions, the beautiful views of the city and having a cocktail with great people.

36 pieces of artwork were sold last night for a great cause! Many NYC and Mexican children will thank you.

#imagination #creative #artwork #children #happiness #cocktailparty #fundraising #donor #donate #volunteer
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Enjoying the Chinese Auctions!

#imagination #creative #artwork #children #happiness #cocktailparty #fundraising #donor #donate #volunteer
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Happy to celebrate with wonderful people at our event Arts without Borders!

#imagination #creative #artwork #children #happiness #cocktailparty #fundraising #donor #donate #volunteer
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