Established in 2009, drawchange is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to aid global change by supplying the world’s children with empowering art experiences. Together we can provide the programs that allow them to effectively visualize a better life for themselves.

Children Need Art


Drawchange contributes to the education of the worlds poorest and most vulnerable children by bringing art into their daily lives.* Children are naturally creative. However, many of the world’s children have no means or encouragement to envision a break in the cycle of poverty. We provide the means to improve school attendance, leading to gains in academic performance, by supplying the materials and art therapy-based instruction that inspire children worldwide to create real and lasting change for them, their families and their communities.

Although intelligence and skill are generally associated with the fast and efficient firing of neurons, subjects who tested high in creativity had thinner white matter and connecting axons that have the effect of slowing nerve traffic in the brain. This slowdown in the left frontal cortex, a region where emotional and cognitive abilities are integrated, Dr. Jung, suggested, “might allow for the linkage of more disparate ideas, more novelty and more creativity.” **

 

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at a homeless shelter doing art with children or in our office!

  Become a Sustaining Member

they make our world go-round so we can help more and more children!

 Donate

a donation in any amount secures our programming.

 Read our Blog

we post multiple times a month about all our comings and goings!

 Visit our U.S. Programs
 Visit our Ethiopia Program

 

* In 2005, The Rand Corporation observed that involvement in the arts is associated with gains in math, reading, cognitive ability, critical thinking, and verbal skills.
** Dr. Rex Jung. Research scientist at the Mind Research Network in Albuquerque.

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