Artists have been hired to work where the students live and study, such as: group homes, emergency shelters, evening foster parent programs, and for after-school enrichment.  The nonprofit collaborated extensively, for example, with:

Child & Family Service and Hale Kipa

  • Autism Programs
  • Hale O Ulu Alternative High School, Ewa
  • Community Based Instruction
  • Domestic Violence Shelters
  • Group Homes
  • Emergency Shelters
  • Foster Care Program
  • Passages Program

Charter Schools

Afterschool Art has had the privilege of working with the Charter School Administrative Office (CASO), two charter schools on the Island of Hawaii in 2005, and, at the end of 2012, with the Voyager Public Charter School in downtown Honolulu.

In partnership with CASO, the 2006 Unity of the HeART calendar of exciting art by students attending charter schools across the state was assembled with the help of the Curriculum Research & Development Group at the University of Hawaii.  The Friends of Hawaii Charities grant allowed for extensive after-school art programs in 2005 at two public charter schools on the Big Island: at Kanu o ka ‘Āina in Kamulea and Connections in Hilo.

At the end of 2012, University of Hawaii art student, Travis Sasaki initiated the national Sketchbook Project sponsored by the Art House Co-op in Brooklyn, NY with eleven intermediate students at Voyager. School.  The sketchbook will travel to shows across the country.  The group engaged in art based on the theme, In Fifty Years, in an effort to think about their world decades from now.

Kukui Center (near Chinatown)

March 2022

In partnership with the Kukui Childrens Foundation, Afterschool Art, in lieu of art classes due to the pandemic, offered to buy three art boxes for each of the six nonprofits at the center who identified youth with interest in working independently (after school or at home).  Boxes were sent to the Family Literacy Program and Kids Hurt, Too.