Previous Community Partnerships

New Joy Arts has partnered with community organizations since our inception. Below is a list of more organizations that we have worked with over the years and the projects New Joy Arts has helped bring to the local community.

Previous & Ongoing Community Programs & Partnerships

Folsom’s Hope

Folsom, CA – 2016/2018/2021

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Folsom’s Hope is dedicated to mentoring, tutoring, supporting, encouraging and nurturing at-risk students—elementary, middle and high school in Folsom, CA. The STARS after-school program for students (Grades 3-8) is where struggling students receive both academic help and loving encouragement to keep learning.

New Joy Arts partners with Folsom’s Hope to create a scholarship program for students & families to attend art workshops offered at The Studio. During the Covid quarantine NJA assisted Folsom’s Hope by meeting with staff and community leaders to help design creative remote learning support & arts opportunities for at risk students.

Chilkat Indian Village

Klukwan, AK – 2018 to 2020

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Nestled along the banks of the Chilkat River rests an ancient Tlingit village called Klukwan which literally means “Eternal Village,” from the Tlingit phrase “Tlakw Aan”. Klukwan enjoys a multi-layered cultural history that is preserved through the Tlingit language, rituals, stories, oral histories, and subsistence activities practiced by the Chilkat Tlingits, a federally recognized tribe known as the Chilkat Indian Village.

New Joy Arts partnered with individuals working and serving the Chilkat Community to mentor and encourage their creativity in life and work. In 2019 Angela Houk spent one week with the community to come alongside local creatives, speak on creativity and teach workshops that explored the role of spirituality & personal expression through creative practices. You can read more about this trip in the News & Updates Blog.

Mr. Hammond’s Center for Project Based Wonder

Orangevale CA – 2018 to 2019

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Mr. Hammond’s Center for Project Based Wonder is an experienced based learning environment dedicated to exploring creativity, music, writing and the natural world for students learning at home or at school. New Joy Arts partnered with this center to consult on developing new class offerings, connecting to creative community resources and teach nature drawing classes.

Almondale Academy

Orangevale, CA – 2016 to 2018

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Almondale Academy is an experiential community school devoted to the virtues of service where educators engage with learners in direct experience and focused reflection.

New Joy Arts partnered with Almondale as a creativity and project based learning consultant. Our role was to work with the administration and teaching staff to facilitate discussion as well as create workshops for their development. New Joy Arts offered visual arts, theater, music and a variety of other classes for students in K-12th grades.

Twin Lakes Food Bank

Folsom CA – 2017

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The Twin Lakes Food Bank is dedicated to ensure that every individual, child, struggling student, homeless, or senior citizen who visits their campus will have access to adequate and nutritious food.

New Joy Arts partnered with TLFB and painted live during Twin Lakes’ annual fundraiser. The mural that was created on canvas celebrated the good work they do within the community and, once completed, was hung in the lobby of the welcome center and main offices.

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