Snow City Arts

Snow City Arts

1652 W. Congress Parkway Chicago, 60612

Snow City Arts Foundation was founded in 1998 through a grant from Ford Motor Company with a commitment to improve comprehensive healthcare for hospitalized children by providing them with the educational outlets they lack due to their need for treatment, and by broadening the community educated in the arts and culture. Snow City Arts Foundation offers children educational workshops in creative writing, music, and the visual arts. Snow City Arts serves children of all ages, but most students are between the ages of 8 and 18 years old. More than three quarters of the children we work with are minorities and on public aid. About half of our children use English as their second language. Many of these children were good or exceptional students before their need for hospitalization. Now, most are failing classes as they have been in and out of the hospital for months or even years. Snow City Arts works with these children to boost their confidence levels, stimulate their minds, and teach them that they are a contributing member to their community’s cultural dialogue. Last year alone, more than 2,100 children participated in their workshops.