BuildaBridge is a non-profit 501(c)3 arts education and intervention organization. Our mission is to engage creative people and the transformative power of art making to bring hope and healing to children, families, and communities in the contexts of crisis and poverty.
BuildaBridge envisions a world where all children are resilient, experience self-efficacy, and have a vision for their future. BuildaBridge dedicates its resources to building the capacity of creative adults and local communities to fulfill this vision.BuildaBridge accomplishes this mission through direct arts-based educational and therapeutic intervention in after-school, Saturday and summer programs; and through training artists in the “BuildaBridge Classroom” a trauma-informed, hope-infused, child-centered replicable model that includes a restorative justice approach for working with youth. BuildaBridge is unique in that it is one of the only organizations working with the Philadelphia’s homeless and abused children and families as a primary constituency on a consistent, long-term basis through arts-based methods. This same work takes place internationally–through our alliances–in Guatemala, Haiti, Nicaragua, Malaysia, and Kenya.