Artistic Dreams International

3 Years

Milestones

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

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LEAP Team

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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Updates

Unidad 10 - Inmigración

Brindamos educación artística a jóvenes internacionales mientras fomentamos el liderazgo, la conciencia cultural y el cambio social inspirador a través del arte.

Se parte de nuestra causa!!!

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Artistic Dreams International on CNN Español!

Artistic Dreams International (Sueños Artísticos Internacional) shows the type of arts access it creates for children in Mexico and New York. Art can link cultures and inspire children to dream big, where otherwise they find themselves in limited circumstances due to poverty or a life drawn towards crime. Art can inspire children to change their future by dreaming big starting now. #arteducation #art #publicschool #artsaccess #arteducation #culturalexchange #artinspanish #artinnewyork #artinmexico #chirdrensart #internationalart

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Another Sucess!

Artistic Dreams International debuted with a spectacular Community Action Day last Saturday!

This event is set to become an annual event where Artistic Dreams Students will engage with the Harlem Community -through the arts.

Thank you to all our participants!

#communityactionday #art #education #arteducation #arted #harlem #childrenofharlem #communityday #mycommunity #helpyourcommunity #Ihelpymycommunity #ADIHarlem #ADITakesAction #socialactionart #socialpractice #communityaction #Harlemyouth #harlemkids #communityservice #foodpantry #ArtTransformsCommunities

St. Joseph of the Holy Family Harlem Lillian Alonzo Marin George Bruce Library - NYPL New York Public Library, Hamilton Grange Branch NYC Council Member Mark Levine Francesca Lo Russo Carol Herd-Rodriguez Kate Delgado
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4 weeks ago

Artistic Dreams International

Artistic Dreams International debuted with a spectacular Community Action Day last Saturday!

This event is set to become an annual event where Artistic Dreams Students will engage with the Harlem Community -through the arts.

Thank you to all our participants!

#communityactionday #art #education #arteducation #arted #harlem #childrenofharlem #communityday #mycommunity #helpyourcommunity #Ihelpymycommunity #ADIHarlem #ADITakesAction #socialactionart #socialpractice #communityaction #Harlemyouth #harlemkids #communityservice #foodpantry #ArtTransformsCommunities

St. Joseph of the Holy Family Harlem NYC Council Member Mark Levine Lillian Alonzo Marin George Bruce Library - NYPLNew York Public Library, Hamilton Grange Branch Adriana Vazquez-Ornelas Francesca Lo Russo Kate Delgado Carol Herd-Rodriguez
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4 weeks ago

Artistic Dreams International

This is our first Community Action Day!

We had a great morning at St. Joseph of the Holy Family Harlem Food Pantry last Saturday!

Artistic Dreams students created special art projects and they were donated to the food pantry. We had an art activity with pantry members, where ADI students invited pantry members to collaborate.

ADI included artwork from students in West Harlem and Mexico to the donated art.

Thank a lot to all our children, teachers, pantry members, and St. Joseph of the Holy Family Harlem!

#communityactionday #art #education #arteducation #arted #harlem #childrenofharlem #communityday #mycommunity #helpyourcommunity #Ihelpymycommunity #ADIHarlem #ADITakesAction #socialactionart #socialpractice #communityaction #Harlemyouth #harlemkids #communityservice #foodpantry #ArtTransformsCommunities

NYC Council Member Mark Levine Lillian Alonzo Marin New York Public Library, Hamilton Grange Branch Adriana Vazquez-Ornelas Francesca Lo Russo Kate Delgado Carol Herd-Rodriguez
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