Celebrating Our 15th By Giving Back: Red Hook Art Project

As a part of our 15th Anniversary celebration and thank you to Brooklyn, we’ve selected 15 non-profit organizations to highlight that are doing work in our borough—or directly helping our fellow Brooklynites. We encourage everyone to learn a bit about the people making our community stronger and, if possible, to join us in making a small monetary donation to further their work. We thank them for everything they do and thank you for supporting a small, woman-owned Brooklyn business for the past 15 years! 

As Red Hook diehards and huge believers in the power of art to effect change, we had to highlight Red Hook Art Project (RHAP), a nonprofit community initiative that provides free visual art, music, academic and stress management instruction to children and youth who live in and around Red Hook, Brooklyn. 

As their website explains, “RHAP organizes our community of 30 volunteers—artists, musicians, writers, doctors and other practitioners—to teach and mentor our students on a weekly basis. Our classes are intentionally small, and we strive to give each student individual attention during each class. Our pedagogical approach is rooted in responding to our students interests and needs with special attention to activities that build self-confidence and problem solving skills. We see our program as a fun, enriching, and supportive supplement to the academic curriculum of school.”

It’s been a challenging year for in-person programs and RHAP could use your support. If you’d like to learn more about what they do, become a volunteer, or join us in donating, click here

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