Artist for Humanity


Mission - Artists For Humanity's mission is to provide inner-city youth with the keys to self-sufficiency through paid employment in the arts. It is built on the philosophy that exposure to the arts is a powerful force for social change, and creative entrepreneurship through the arts is a productive and life-changing opportunity for young people. Bridging economic, racial, and social divisions, AFH works to restore urban neighborhoods by introducing young people's creativity to the business community.

In 2003 i was given the opportunity to help design Artists for Humanity's bathroom partitions for their Platinum Certified Green Building, This was the beginning of a seven year collaboration. In fall of 2004 i became the head of the Sculpture Department.  Leading the sculpture studio has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. The staff and participates at Artists for Humanity are driven by an unbelievable sense of purpose putting there money where their mouth is and giving opportunities to hundreds of teens every year and young artists like myself.  Below are some of the many projects i had the honor of working on with Artist for Humanity.

Forging fish coat racks at AFH.

 Santana stands next to his work exhibited at the Staples Event at AFH
Creating a giant "Piggy Bank" commissioned by Mount Washington Bank

Fabricating the "Parking Sign" for Berkeley Investments

Fabricating the "Parking Sign" for Berkeley Investments

 "Parking Sign" for Berkeley Investments