CFEVA began bringing art making opportunities to at-risk populations as early as 1992, making us among the first in our sector to address the nation-wide decline of arts education in schools and the de-funding of public sector youth services and after-school programs. Today, our Hand-in-Hand Outreach Program brings professional visual artists together with more than 750 children in crisis each year for meaningful arts engagement, free of charge. By partnering with local homeless shelters, transitional housing facilities, and social service agencies, CFEVA provides a well-rounded, flexible arts curriculum that empowers youth to positively express themselves through art.

For more information on becoming a Hand-in-Hand partner agency or arts educator, please contact Genevieve Coutroubis at genevieve@cfeva.org or 215-546-7775 x 11.

Hand-in-Hand is made possible with generous support from:

The William Penn Foundation
Philadelphia Cultural Fund
Pennsylvania Council on the Arts
Henrietta Tower Wurts Memorial
Independence Foundation
Sonesta Hotel Philadelphia
Christopher Ludwick Foundation