ChopArt is a non-profit organization that provides arts programming and support to middle and high school aged youth experiencing homelessness in Atlanta, Georgia.
ChopArt was founded in 2009 by Malika Whitley, who as a youth was formerly homeless. Malika saw the power of the arts to transform lives, and she wanted to create an organization that would provide arts programming and support to homeless youth.
ChopArt started with a small group of young people meeting in a community center, but it quickly grew and moved into its own premises. Today, ChopArt serves over 500 homeless youth each year.
ChopArt offers a wide range of services, including:
- Arts programming: ChopArt offers a variety of arts programming, including visual arts, music, theatre, and dance.
- Support services: ChopArt offers a variety of support services, including case management, counselling, and peer support.
- Housing: ChopArt provides housing to homeless youth who are enrolled in its programs.
- Employment: ChopArt provides employment support to homeless youth, including job training and placement services.
- Education: ChopArt provides educational support to homeless youth, including tutoring and help with college and university applications.
ChopArt hosts a variety of events throughout the year, including:
- Art exhibitions: ChopArt hosts a variety of art exhibitions, showcasing the work of homeless youth.
Art exhibitions by ChopArt
- Music concerts: ChopArt hosts a variety of music concerts, featuring homeless musicians.
Music concerts by ChopArt
- Theatre productions: ChopArt hosts a variety of theatre productions, featuring homeless actors.
- Dance performances: ChopArt hosts a variety of dance performances, featuring homeless dancers.
Dance performances by ChopArt
- Community events: ChopArt hosts a variety of community events, such as film nights, potlucks, and workshops.
How to Get Involved
There are many ways to get involved with ChopArt. You can:
- Volunteer: ChopArt is always looking for volunteers to help out with its programs and events.
- Attend events: ChopArt hosts a variety of events throughout the year. Come along and join in the fun!
We are always looking for new ways to reach homeless youth and to make a difference in their lives. We believe that everyone has the potential to succeed, and we are committed to helping homeless youth to reach their full potential. We believe that the arts are a powerful tool for change, and we are committed to using the arts to make a difference in the world.
Thank you for your interest in ChopArt.