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Mission

Our mission is to use the arts to develop educational and economic opportunities for all ages. This is accomplished in three ways:

Infrastructure Support

Infrastructure Support manifests itself as: books and instruments provided for educational programs, consulting services for emerging artists and agencies, fiscal administration for emerging agencies and community partnerships, affordable office and program space for art-based nonprofits, grants and scholarship programs in partnership with PA Department of Community and Economic Development and the PA Council on the Arts. Examples: PCA Partners in the Arts, Educational Improvement Tax Credit scholarships.

Workforce Development

Arts Based Workforce Development projects are usually provided for in-school and out-of-school youth. These projects are a series of educational workshops that result in an art product that is actively marketed. In many cases, a brand is established and a line of art-based products is manufactured over a period of years. Examples: and™ magazine, Design It!, The Peace Wall™ (multi-site analog-to-digital visual/audio, 100 Voices (Living History/Animating Democracies).<br />

Community Service

Arts Professionals in Community Service manifests itself as: short-term projects or long-term programs in arts education, arts in education, or arts infusion. Additionally, Jump Street provides opportunities for unaffiliated solo artists and scholars in Living History, Humanities and services to seniors. Examples: Live & Learn Hub (Humanities/Arts/Book Series), Pennsylvania Past Players, Highmark Senior Art & Fitness Center, E.P.L.O.R.E. after school program.

Since 1999 Jump Street has provided over 120 arts based programs; directly serving over 20,000 people. The products created in our programs are distributed to over 1,000,000 citizens across Pennsylvania. Additionally, we have provided over 300 work contracts for artists and interns during this period. Jump Street has generated over $2,000,000 in work and vendor contracts in this period.

Benefits to the Community

  • Provided over $1,000,000 in support of arts and cultural events that increases access for low-income people.
  • Provided over $2,000,000 in employment contracts for artists to work with low income youth.
  • Over 250,000 music and visual packages distributed all over the country to help console, educate and heal teen victims of abuse.
  • Over 200,000 art and healthy lifestyle magazines written for teens by teens.
  • Over $100,000 in support of seniors’ programs.
  • Over 10,000 people experiencing arts and cultural events in our Harrisburg facility.
  • More than 5,000 books to be distributed to school libraries.
  • More than 1,000 donated instruments provided to low income music students.
  • More than 100 youth programs in the Capital Region.
  • More than 200 workforce development/skill-building summer jobs for youth.
  • 25 senior programs in the Capital Region.
  • 10 arts based business/organizations grown through our incubation process
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