When founder, Laura Peters, was looking for free summer programs for the students that she teaches in Alum Rock School District and found very few options, she was motivated to start her own- and from there, East Side Community Arts was created.
East Side Community Arts works to inspire nonviolent interactions and creative lifestyles among youth living in East San Jose through the visual and performing arts. By offering free art classes led by credentialed teachers and professional artists, East Side Community Arts allows youth the opportunity to create visual and performing arts while fostering confidence, empowerment, and community.
Last week East Side Community Arts was featured in the San Jose Mercury News. To reach the article click here. For more information on this outstanding program check out www.eastsidecommunityarts.org. This website also makes it easy to donate to the program.