Monthly Archives: June 2012

ARTS Is Moving!

We are very excited to introduce the new ARTS Center in National City!

Dear Friends,
A little over five years ago we opened the Pat D’Arrigo ARTS Center at NTC Promenade. It was a major milestone for ARTS, transforming our organization from solely an outreach effort to having a “home,” not only for us, but for the youth we serve. Offering a safe, nurturing, and creative space for our students to escape their struggles and engage with positive adult mentors and peers is critical to our success. As our program has grown, we’ve looked to the future and how we can secure more space in a financially responsible way that would strengthen both our programs and our financial position.

For the last four months we’ve been hard at work with officials in National City to secure what used to be the old city library. It has since been transformed into a community arts center and officials have been seeking a nonprofit partner to operate it. ARTS has been chosen to be that partner.

This amazing facility encompasses two buildings and is almost three times the size of our current space, is half the rent and utilities, and is within walking distance from schools, social service agencies and public transportation. It is also closer to most of our current students, partner sites, and schools. It will have minimal impact on our current populations and open us to a whole new population of students. This is an incredible opportunity for ARTS and will lead us into our next phase of growth. We are thrilled to be embedded in a community that desperately needs our programs.

Our new address is: 200 East 12th St., National City, CA 91950

Saturday, June 16 – Last day of ARTS Center programming
Monday, June 17 – Packing begins
Sunday, July 1 – Begin move-in to ARTS Center in National City
Monday, July 9 – Last day at NTC

We cannot do this without you. We will have more opportunities than ever to make a difference in the lives of youth facing challenges, and we invite you to embrace these opportunities and this next chapter of ARTS! Thank you for your continued support. We can’t wait to share our new space with you!
Matt D’Arrigo, CEO/Founder