GA IN THE COMMUNITY

Through building and nurturing strategic public/private partnerships, Guerilla Arts has secured resources to produce several impactful youth programs and community initiatives, such as:

H.E.L.P, The Hip Hop Educational Literacy Program 

Founded in 2006, HELP is an innovative approach to literacy instruction that juxtaposes classical literature with popular hip hop lyrics to provide culturally responsive, differentiated, standards based instructional materials for youth grades 4-12, and the teachers who teach them. H.E.L.P. series includes 12 titles, with 60 activities in each, as well as teacher guides that include pre and post assessments, writing rubrics, annotated lyrics, suggested reading lists and more! 

High School 48-Hour Film Project

Event produced in partnership with Office of Planning and Office of Cable, Film, Television, Music, and Entertainment (OCTFME), and the 49 Hour Film Project, a citywide filmmaking competition designed to engage 13 high schools and over 120 students, culminating in a film festival at the Historic Lincoln Theatre.

A Space to Dream Mayor Muriel Bowser’s community engagement initiative

designed to transform underused spaces across Washington, DC through the addition of public art projects and the development of creative, temporary uses of space that add to the health and well-being of the community.  Produced two projects under this initiative, created In conjunction with DMGEO, Office of African American Affairs, (OAAA), and DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH).  Space to Dream projects: 

  • Wellington Park murals – Two 40 foot murals in the Wellington Park SE DC

    Getting your CBE

  • Butterfly Park DC – Space re-creation and programming activation in the former

    Business Incubation and Acceleration

  • Triangle Park in the Deanwood neighborhood of NE, DC.  In conjunction with DPR, DMGEO, Kelly Miller Middle School and a collective of local visual artists.

Empowering Males of Color

Grant recipients for 2016-2018, serving elementary and high school males in afterschool, summer, and school day programming at Ballou HS, Patterson ES, and Bell HS at Columbia Heights Education Campus (CHEC). 

GA SummerArts Boot Camp with DC Achievers

For the last four consecutive summers, In partnership with the College Success Foundation, GA has provided arts and cultural programming and training for 250+high school students, taught by over 25 local creatives across 12 artistic disciplines.  

Malcolm X Opportunity Center (MXOC)

An innovative cultural arts pop up designed to engage the community through programming, workshops, classes, and community partnerships, providing participants with access and hands-on exposure to industry professionals and creatives, in an effort to accomplish several goals: to provide workforce development for youth ages 16-24, improve community engagement and beautification efforts, provide access to creative economy and strategies for self-care and mental wellness.

Guerilla Arts x Smithsonian Institution presents: Harambee with Baba Ras D at National Museum of African American History & Culture (NMAAHC) Summer 2018 and UPCOMING Summer 2019


Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum - Kwanzaa Festival 2018


Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden - Maker Saturdays Series, March 2019