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The Arts Empowerment Project

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Year Founded:
Local Leader / Exec. Director:
Natalie Frazier Allen
Main Address:
15105-D John J Delaney Drive
Charlotte, NC 28277
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What We Do

TAEP harnesses the transformative power of art to heal and inspire kids in grades K-12 who are underserved, at-risk and court-involved. All our children are referred by social workers from DSS, the Mecklenburg County Juvenile Justice system, and partnering organizations. We provide programs using art as a lens to teach social and emotional learning while building resiliency and coping mechanisms for children faced with adverse childhood experiences, including community violence, police violence, domestic violence, and the myriad of traumas impacting families living in poverty in underserved communities. Through art, they are empowered to break the cycle of violence and alter the trajectory of their lives.

TAEP has grown into a force for good in Charlotte's communities. With your support, The Arts Empowerment Project will continue to transform Charlotte's most fragile communities, bringing art, education, vitality, and resilience with each program.

Interesting Info

In 2020, we distributed over 350 HeART Packs to children in the community with more planned for 2021.
Through our program, over 1000 children have participated arts classes and enrichment opportunities in Charlotte.
Participation in the arts and positive pro-social activities contribute to increased academic success and social-emotional learning.

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