Here at Yes! And… Collaborative Arts, we don't just think collaboration is something that we teach to kids at every program, nor do we simply believe that it's a wonderful method of teaching and learning, we actually actively seek out ways to collaborate with others. In order to fulfill our mission of equipping "children and young people with the tools to be better learners, to believe in themselves and to realize their dreams..." we believe it's essential to collaborate with other organizations and people who are working alongside us to make this mission a reality. A note: We are not a religious organization and do not provide religious programming. Though we will at times collaborate with organizations that are faith-based, none of the programming that we participate in is religious.
These are a few organizations that we are currently collaborating with.
Heather McBride of HMCB Photography is a professional photographer located in Philadelphia, specializing in family portraits, headshots and event photography. Heather has worked as a photographer with Yes! And... Collaborative Arts over the past few years, many of the photos that you see on our website and Flickr page were taken by Heather.
From their website: "A vibrant, welcoming, worshiping community in Northwest Philadelphia." Yes! And… Collaborative Arts and GMC have been partners for several years now. They are so gracious to host our programs.
We collaborate with PIHN by offering programming free or at a very reduced rate to the children and families in their shelter program. Children in housing crisis are often in trauma. Our programs provide a place of nurture, respect, and care during this transitional time.
Yes! And... Collaborative Arts receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.
Further funding by…
Here are some foundations that partner with us
The Hostvedt Family Foundation
The Patricia Kind Foundation
The Henretta Wurts Memorial Foundation
Some community organizations that support or partner with our work