Program Impact

Our Impact

Since becoming an official 501(c)3 organization 2016, 424 ArtistYear AmeriCorps RTAs have served as teaching artists in over 188 Title 1 schools, reaching approximately 89,000 students across Philadelphia, Colorado, North Carolina and New York City, and have expanded access to arts education across the disciplines of Visual Arts, Music, Theater, Dance, Digital Media, Creative Writing, Photography, and Design.

Program Outcomes

The ArtistYear Program is designed to yield positive changes for the students, schools/districts, and the ArtistYear AmeriCorps Resident Teaching Artists themselves.


We reach students through art to:

  • Increase art skills and interest
  • Enhance creative expression
  • Improve core social-emotional mindsets


Believing all schools deserve to be “arts rich,” our Program aims to:

  • Expand arts equity & access
  • Improve school climate & culture
  • Engage school community in the arts

ArtistYear RTAs

Our ArtistYear AmeriCorps RTAs are the change-agents. They:

  • Establish creative learning environments for student artistic & social-emotional growth
  • Develop as service-oriented young professionals & educational leaders
  • Increase arts educator workforce