ALEGRIA inspires and empowers the most underserved youth and their communities to achieve their potential and transform their lives through the arts.
Cinematography: Adam Sjöberg | Loose Luggage; Music: "Go Do" | Jónsi
Research shows that children growing up in severe poverty accept their circumstances at a young age. They don’t believe they can grow up to be the teacher, the banker, the business owner, the firefighter, or the designer. They believe those dreams are for other children.
Succeeding in the world today requires highly creative thinkers. Today’s young creative minds become tomorrow’s leaders across industry sectors. ALEGRIA creates that opportunity for underserved youth who otherwise wouldn’t have access to the arts.
ALEGRIA is an innovative arts education program. We utilize dance, hip hop, sculpture, poetry, painting, photography, and many other creative art forms to inspire and empower underserved youth to transform their lives. ALEGRIA provides sustainable resources to strengthen impoverished communities over the long-term, creating possibility for youth to create, learn, and succeed. Our programs are free to the children who need them most because we believe every child deserves the opportunity to succeed.
Through the arts, we inspire youth to re-imagine a greater future for their lives.