Impact Tracker

 

Inner-City Arts is a youth organization that offers art education to over 10,000 at-risk youth from LA public schools each year.

Located just east of downtown Los Angeles on the edge of Skid Row, the Inner-City Arts campus offers everything from Visual Arts, Dance, Theater, Music, Ceramics, Photography, Film Production, Graphic Design, Animation, & More

Join Valfré in supporting Inner City Arts and receive 10% OFF your order by donating $5, or rounding up your purchase to the nearest dollar amount at checkout.

WHY THEY'RE HERE

  • Arts education levels the "learning field" across socio-economic boundaries, improves student retention and reduces the achievement gap
  • Professional development of teachers is an essential component of student academic achievement
  • Teachers who receive training and support, including instruction in the arts, are more likely to remain in their profession
  • Most students in California do not receive instruction in the arts even at the level required by state law
  • 29% of California's public schools offer no study in any arts discipline
  • Students who attend schools with high levels of poverty have the least access to arts instruction
  • Children with limited English-language proficiency are at especially high risk of academic failure
  • Only 48% of African-American and Latino students who start 9th grade graduate four years later
  • Students in the Los Angeles Unified School District are among the nation's most at-risk to drop out of school