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Our Glorious Partners, Beneficiaries, and Friends


We hope to change the conversation about fundraising and donating. When you give to our organization, you are helping us build a community where the needs of people are priority. To this end, we view our donors as investors. Your donation is an investment into the future of our country and our entire nation. By working together, we can provide the care and love that will directly reach the hearts of those in serious need.


One of our aims is to provide funds for direct care service organizations. Each year, we accept up to 15 beneficiaries from our pool of applicants. The benefits of becoming a beneficiary include an fundraising art experience organized by students in our paper heART program and the option of a painting workshop led by TJA in which they receive a portion of the proceeds. If you know of an organization that could use financial help and are doing amazing things to build community, please nominate them and have a representative complete our application process. Contact us for more details at!




Oh Art Foundation

The Smith Center for Community Advancement

Arts4Kids Foundation

CAAEL (Chicago Area Alternative Education League)

Sarah's Inn


Partners and Sponsors

Chicago Artists Charity 

Women Empowerment (WE)

Natural Hair Brides

Open Sesame

Battle of the Tees 

APA Financial Services




Loretta Rosenmayer

David and Dulcie Hill

Erica Childress

Hubbard Street Dance

Alternatives, Inc.



Interested in becoming a partner or sponsor?

We generate income for programming through art sales, sponsorships, grants, events, and workshops. The more funds we generate, the more life-changing art experiences that we can create. Your donation not only provides care for people in need, it also helps ignite empathy and compassion in those around us. We want to set a fire... a sweet fire, that will set this world aglow! Your donation will help us produce quality events and programs to reach this goal!


A few ways to sponsor: 

- Provide funding for workshops, afterschool programs, and/or residencies for schools 

- Provide funding for individuals to receive our programming

- Sponsor a studio event or exhibit


Due to lack of funding for the arts in many schools, we are currently looking for corporations and businesses to sponsor local schools for our paper heART programming. Please contact us at if you're interested in this option.




Interested in volunteering or an internship?

We are always on the lookout for volunteers and interns to help with our programming. From event planning to production, we are committed to matching your skillset with our organization's needs. 


Current Open Positions:

Workshop Facilitator/Educator

We are currently accepting applications for our workshop facilitator/educator positions. Educators should have at least 2 years of teaching experience and enjoy working with people of all ages. They should also be dedicated to social change and people empowerment and have experience in both arenas. This is an independent contractor position. Preference is given to teaching artists.


Become an Intern!

We are currently accepting interns for the following positions:

Event Planning Intern/Apprenticeship

Research Intern

Communications/Social Media/PR Intern

Volunteer Coordination Intern

Arts Intern (any area of study)

Civil Rights Law Interns

Graphic Design


We welcome people in any area of expertise. If your area of expertise is not listed above and you are interested in joining our team of volunteers, please contact us at We are true believers that team work makes a dream work and would love to have you join us as we change the world!



Our Motivation

"Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly;
defend the rights of the poor and needy."
-Proverbs 31: 8-9
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