Culture For One’s mission is to inspire New York City children living in foster care by providing cultural experiences and exposure to a broader world.

Through these opportunities we are improving outcomes for these most vulnerable youth, and for some, changing their trajectories forever.
Access to the arts, rarely available to youth in foster care, is a vital means of stimulating a child’s intellectual development.  Culture For One uses the arts as a vehicle to connect with these children and teens, motivate them, widen their view of what is possible to achieve, and stimulate their aspirations. In conjunction with the arts experiences we provide, we also introduce them to positive role models, who offer encouragement and resources outside of their limited circle of support.

Our purpose is to enrich the lives and improve the futures of youth in the foster care system. 

NYC Administration for Children’s Services (Mar 2016)
Hilliard, Tom. "Fostering Careers." Ed. Jonathan Bowles and David Giles. Center for an Urban Future (2011)