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At DreamYard, Art is Action

Building artists, Building community, Building dreams to change the world.


DreamYard is an arts and social justice organization dedicated to working with Bronx youth, families, and schools to build pathways toward equity and opportunity.

Our vision is simple:

We aspire for everyone—our staff, board, parents, youth, teaching artists, school partners, alumni, and neighbors—to have the power, agency, and tools to fortify themselves and the communities they love. We utilize the humanitarian power of arts and social justice education to build thriving and just communities in the Bronx and beyond. We are committed to nurturing artists, communities, and dreamers to change the world.
The core values guiding our work are activate, create, connect, and nurture.

Read more to view our commitment to anti-racism.

Our Impact

Impact Statement: High-Level Statistics

Program Impact

Our offerings support young people in exploring their identities and community through nationally recognized arts and social justice curricula. Students from elementary to high school through college and their families are guided by the core values of Activate, Create, Connect, and Nurture as they develop a confident and creative community.

COVID-19 Response

As our City grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic, we are working closely with our Bronx community members to provide multifaceted support for our students, families, teachers and schools.