Hola ALEGRIA Community
What an exciting week this is for ALEGRIA!
It’s ALEGRIA’s 3rd birthday! Three years ago at a celebration in New York City's West Village, a seedling of an idea was planted firmly in the ground and ALEGRIA proudly launched into the world. After much sunshine, rain and TLC, we have grown tall and thick, our roots stretching across the Americas from Peru to New York City.
In this time of great jubilee, we are thrilled to announce our partnership with Sanctuary for Families, the leading nonprofit agency in New York State dedicated exclusively to serving the needs of domestic violence victims, sex trafficking victims, and their children. Sanctuary offers a range of comprehensive services including safety planning, counseling, legal representation, shelter, and economic empowerment services. Last year, Sanctuary provided services to 10,505 women, men, and children out of nine offices and shelters citywide.
We are honored to come alongside Sanctuary, an organization that envisions a world in which freedom from gender violence is a basic human right. Sanctuary is a leading advocate for positive change in City, State, and Federal laws and public policies. Their efforts have helped bring about major legislative and policy victories in areas including sex trafficking, family law, and immigrant issues.
This summer we will be empowering a group of Sanctuary’s kids in the South Bronx through visual art, photography and expression/movement intensives. These kids do not have access to the arts even though they live minutes from world-renowned artists, galleries and museums in the heart of NYC’s five boroughs. We have a strong local community of NYC artists envisioning endless possibilities to transform these kids’ lives through the arts.
Thank you for dreaming big with us and helping make change possible.