Culture For One transforms the lives of New York City children in foster care through the power of the arts. We provide opportunities to inspire their creativity, stimulate their intellect, and introduce them to broader possibilities for their futures. Our cultural excursions, creative workshops, art scholarships, and one-to-one mentoring nurture big dreams and encourage higher education and career planning.

New York City’s 9,000 children living in foster care typically lack opportunities to advance their social, emotional and interest development, which are key to their success as independent adults. That’s where Culture For One comes in.

Through exposure to the arts and positive role models we help these vulnerable youth build confidence, acquire life skills, identify new interests, and improve their academic performance. Culture For One’s programs deliver sources of motivation that all young people need to thrive.