Creative Communities

are Thriving Communities


"It ignited a spark in my son that I had not seen—an excitement to learn that I hope he can keep experiencing."

- Parent
Creative Schools Initiative project

Why support the

Community Engagement Lab?


When you invest in the Community Engagement Lab, more communities will come together to discover their capacity to address some of their most perplexing challenges.

More young people will develop the creative and critical thinking skills they need to succeed in school, careers and life.  


More teachers will have the tools to build creative classrooms.  

More teaching artists will be deployed to serve as change agents by strengthening communities through projects that activate peoples creative thinking and civic agency.


More community partners will align their efforts to provide community learning experiences for our youth.

Gifts can be designated to support specific projects in your community.


All gifts are tax deductible.

For more information email Barbara Edelman, Development Director, or call (585) 301-1033.

"I found out that I can be self-directed”

- 6th Grade Student
Creative Schools Initiative project



Interact with our teaching artists, staff, and partners in your community, and learn how the Lab works behind the scenes. We have a variety of important tasks that appeal to varying levels of skill and time commitment.


If you would like to volunteer at the CEL, please email us, or call 802-595-0087.

We look forward to your involvement!



41 Summer St.

Montpelier, VT 05602


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