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Jump Street is a private, nonprofit community based arts incubator, serving Central Pennsylvania for over thirty years. Located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Jump Street serves Cumberland, Dauphin, Lebanon, Schuylkill and Northern York Counties, with occasional projects expanding across Pennsylvania and beyond.

Our expertise is in arts based program development, consulting to artists and arts organizations, and community arts development. Jump Street, by supporting community and economic development through art, has successfully employed art in a way that makes it tangible and accessible to many who perceive the world of art as inaccessible and closed to the masses. Additionally, we employ artists allowing them to practice their area of artistry while sharing their skills and abilities. We provide a safe and encouraging atmosphere in which artists and students from diverse backgrounds can have what is very often their first experience with various art forms and cultures.

For young people, these arts processes offer a gateway to a broader education, workforce preparation, and richer lives. For Seniors, our Thrive! program offers social interaction, cultural experiences, and improved health and overall well-being.

Infrastructure and Technical Assistance

Provide consultation in organizational management, business development, and new technologies that respond to the needs of artists and arts organizations. Increase skill competencies through technical assistance, resulting in stabilizing emerging agencies. Grants to individuals and agencies. Provide musical instruments, books, and PA Standards-based project learning tools.

Arts-based Workforce Development and Service Learning

Based in a tradition of summer youth employment where teens build and donate furniture to libraries, shelters, and parks, along with music and magazine projects for social service agencies like the PA Coalition Against Rape, we now offer a year-round portfolio of arts-based workforce development and service learning opportunities for youth in and out of school.

Paid Service Opportunities for Artist, Artisans, Writers, and Educators

In teaching partnerships, in after school settings, in senior centers, and throughout the community, Jump Street offers a framework for skilled and caring people to provide exciting and enriching programs. This augments the earning potential of the creative class while making our region a better place to live, work and play.

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