Red Roses Creative Enrichment Program Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit membership organization incorporated in 2019 for the following purposes: To promote creativity and expression through the performing arts, which include theatre, music, and all other forms of expression or performance before an audience, and to such end:
providing historically excluded youth and first-generation artists with better access to artistic education and performance opportunities in theatre, music, and other forms of creative expression.
to conduct classes and workshops for training and study in these arts available to all, including children, youth and young adults
to institute and present public programs in the performing arts
to further creative expression in the performing arts, in both traditional and experimental forms, and to encourage experimentation in new forms
The organization focuses in cultivating an environment for personal and professional growth. RCEP supports students' academic progress alongside their journey and exploration in the arts.
Alongside our professionally active staff, students also receive additional instruction, workshops, and performance opportunities from guest artists. RCEP aspires to deliver fulfilling and successful careers for both the students and staff while tapping into their talents for excellent results.
Our Mission Statement
RCEP provides inner-city youth, young people, and historically excluded individuals with access to opportunities for creative enrichment, empowerment, and a safe space through creative fields and experiences.
Our founding team, being previous art program kids themselves (Reynaldo Cartagena, A Place Called Home Alumni; Jacky Jung, Academy of Visual and Performing Arts Alumna), knew the importance and positive impact a supportive and thriving arts community can have on young minds.
Using our instructors' collective experiences in enriching and empowering art spaces, our primary focus is to provide better access to arts education for youth and young adults who are historically excluded from artistic spaces: folks in lower-income backgrounds, inner city folks, BIPOC youth, and or first-generation artists in their families.
We believe in providing a positive, enriching experience and meeting our members where they are at in their artistic journies.
Especially in navigating post-pandemic isolation, now more than ever, our goal is to provide the scientifically backed benefits of artistic education (improved self-esteem, social skills, empathy) for historically excluded youth who do not have the same access to supportive spaces and adult figures.