BENEFITING: RPNYC l'Orangerie
RPCNYC L’Orangerie invites you to support its programs and services dedicated to helping inner city high school students discover design and craftsmanship beyond the classroom, thereby inspiring them with career choices otherwise unimagined. We realize this dream through key tenets: to connect, nurture, and make.
We connect students with a variety of professional craftsmen and designers – giving them access to a range of creative experiences and opportunities to improve their knowledge and skills.
We immerse them in our world, enriching them with possibilities and contacts, giving them a taste of how one could live as a creative person in the wide fields of craft and design.
As creatives we must DO. We thrive when making is a part of the learning process – from beginning to end. Our students are paired with a mentor to guide them through to the making of a finished object.
In receiving a holistic education, RPNYC L’Orangerie participants learn to do and solve by making, guided by a mentor and empowered to create art in a group setting. Through this process, they benefit from working with peers, acquire new skills, and develop their self-esteem and team awareness. By engaging with professional designers within the Raison Pure NYC network, our students are able to cultivate their inner creativity and envision a future filled with great potential and promise.
Since its young beginning, our foundation has touched the lives of 45 students, engaged in productive partnerships with dozens of mentors, partners, and volunteers in the process of creating beautiful art pieces. Now, we need your support to successfully run our programs and services designed to give youth the opportunity to unlock their potential and achieve the life they covet. Special attention is given to underserved communities where access to arts and culture may be more limited.