Support arts education programs that allow young people to shine!

Help us bring the arts to more children throughout Chicago and show those children that when they create, they are powerful.

During our fiscal year 2017 (September 1, 2016 through August 31, 2017), we reached 80,000 young people through innovative arts programs that include artist residencies, touring performances, media arts programs at Street-Level Youth Media, and more.

Help us reach more youth and communities with dynamic arts experiences during the 2017-18 fiscal year. We cannot do this without your support! Please make your gift today. Your generous donation allows local young people to explore the arts through immersive workshops and classes, in-depth residencies, and by attending live performances!

While Chicago holds an enormous amount of artistic and cultural wealth, access to these resources remains disproportionately low in many parts of the city. Urban Gateways believes that all youth deserve equitable access to creative resources that support their personal development, social well-being, and complete participation in our democratic society. Through a diverse portfolio of multidisciplinary arts experiences that remains highly accessible, Urban Gateways provides youth with safe spaces, amplifies youth voices, and seeks to close the artistic opportunity gap for so many of our city's young people.

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