Arte
19 Grand Ave
New Haven CT 06513
Contact Information
Address 19 Grand Ave
New Haven, CT 06513-
Telephone (203) 469-4536 x
Fax 203-469-4536
E-mail arteinc@comcast.net
Web and Social Media
Mission
ARTE Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting Latino art, culture and education.

The mission of Arte's Inc., founded in 2004, is to develop and promote Latino art, culture and education and connect people. Arte exposes Latinos and non-Latinos to the richness and diversity of Latino cultures and art. Arte bridges ethnic groups, classes and cultures, contributes to the quality of life of participants, and creates positive change for the Greater New Haven Community and beyond. Reaching an estimated 3800 people a year, Arte serves disadvantaged Latino youth and families, Latino artists and the general public.
At A Glance
Year of Incorporation 2004
Organization's type of tax exempt status Public Supported Charity
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years Yes
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director David S. Greco
Board Chair Daniel H. Diaz
Board Chair Company Affiliation New Haven Public Schools
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses Bar Graph - All Years
Statements
Mission
ARTE Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting Latino art, culture and education.

The mission of Arte's Inc., founded in 2004, is to develop and promote Latino art, culture and education and connect people. Arte exposes Latinos and non-Latinos to the richness and diversity of Latino cultures and art. Arte bridges ethnic groups, classes and cultures, contributes to the quality of life of participants, and creates positive change for the Greater New Haven Community and beyond. Reaching an estimated 3800 people a year, Arte serves disadvantaged Latino youth and families, Latino artists and the general public.
Background Arte, Inc. began in January 2004 as a grassroots organization and has grown incrementally and strategically to reach 3800 a year. Arte is committed to providing enrichment and education that can open the door to social mobility for the almost half of the disadvantaged Latinos who never graduate from high school because of lack of opportunities. Primary services include:

Quality Cultural exhibits and programming: For example, during Hispanic Heritage celebrations in September and October,  Arte hosts free educational, museum-quality exhibits as well as events and workshops showcasing Hispanic art, cultures, history and talent.

Free After-School Arts Programs (ASAP): Local artists teach arts programs combined with educational topics to inner-city New Haven schools. Since 2006, over 738 students have attended school year and summer programs. ASAP mentors and changes how urban youth regard their cultural history, the arts, and their own capacities.

Free SLATE program (Socialization & Learning Adventures Through Education) is an intensive two-year program that teaches middle school kids life and social skills like health, wellness, financial literacy, respect for self and others, bullying, etiquette, digital skills, cultural identity, college readiness, and job preparation skills, etc… all with the goal of bridging the achievement gap. 

Youth and Parent Programming: Arte provides a variety of programs including Family Arts & Science Workshops as well as “College Bound Road Trips"which introduce Middle School students to college life. These trips excite youth about striving to attend college and all the benefits college will bring. The free workshops bring families together for bonding and fun activities.

Scholarships: Over $57,000 in scholarships have been awarded by Arte since 2004

Arte’s gallery exhibits, Discovering Latino Artists/ Celebrating Cultures, celebrate arts and cultures, and open dialogues and understanding between cultures. The exhibits increase the awareness and impact of Latinos among the different New Haven communities as well as in art lovers from the area and beyond. Featuring local and regional Latino artists, the exhibits also support and advocate for historically undervalued Latino artists.
Impact

Accomplishments 2014

· Continued to meet the cultural and educational needs of the community with wide-ranging cultural and educational events including record numbers attending Hispanic Heritage Celebration events and Arte’s Family Workshops.

· Developed, Piloted, SLATE program!  (Socialization & Learning Adventures Through Education). Secured strong support of New Haven Public Schools (NHPS) as well as corporate and community leaders.  Graduated first SLATE class and awarded tablets to all grads.

Awarded over $62,000 in scholarships.
· Expanded the After School Arts Program (ASAP) to four schools.

Held Annual Hispanic Heritage roster of free Events!

· Continued to attract strong support of existing supporters, funders and volunteers while securing new supporters. Obtained record numbers. 

· Received support of community and community leaders. 

 Goals 2015
· Continue providing excellent,cutting edge educational programs.

· Strong collaboration and support from NHPS, the community and community leaders.

· Increase revenues through increased individual giving, grant awards and sponsorships.

· Develop and host second annual juried art exhibit in May 2015.

Needs

Increasing our capacity as follows, is particularly important because Arte is poised for significant growth after incremental, controlled growth since our founding.  

1. Key program support: ASAP, SLATE, College Bound Trips and Family Arts Workshops, are very successful and it is crucial to maintain and expand them.

2. Operational support: Like all non-profits it is a struggle to raise capital for operations. Money for rent, utilities, insurance etc. is necessary.  

3. Administrative help: The Executive Director is the only staff and manages the entire workload. While this has kept us in the black, we now need additional help. Hiring an administrator would allow the ED to concentrate on more important tasks. 20-26 hours per week at a rate of $10-$12 per hour.

4. Technology: Arte’s IT equipment, hardware and software are 8 years old and outdated. To be more effective /efficient, and better able to track development, fundraising and growth, we need to enhance our IT. Then Arte can strengthen its capacity as a whole as its work grows in size and complexity. PC $800 / Laptop $700 / Projector $400 / Modem & Router $100 / Software $500 / Printer $500 / Internet $600

5. Non-Financial: Ongoing search for volunteers, focus groups, advisers, and networking and marketing opportunities. 

CEO Statement Arte’s unique and distinctive mission and vision is to enable Latinos and non-Latinos to enhance their quality of life and their appreciation for each other. No other organization in the state is providing the free programs or services that Arte provides. Our passion and dedication to our community is powerful and contagious. We work tirelessly to give back to the community that has given us so much. We expand opportunities and provide the tools for success to underserved youth and families in urban New Haven. We strive to bridge the educational achievement gap between minority youth and their suburban counterparts. With the talents and enthusiasm of our participants, and the interest and support of all those touched by our programs and events, our vision is becoming a reality.We create and provide arts and cultural experiences for our diverse audiences, Latinos seeking their heritage, and to non-Latinos interested in the rich diversity of cultures and arts. Arte is also a resource to Latino artists who have historically been under valued in the dominant American society. Arte provides first-class accessible programming, events, exhibits, workshops and after school arts programs and scholarships. Arte builds understanding of cultural differences, breaks down stereotypes, explore identities and human development. We encourage all to get involved and join us for Arte’s wonderful array of events and activities. We embrace all cultures and groups and strive to make our community a better place and enhance opportunities for families and youth.
Board Chair Statement

Arte,Inc. is a New Haven based nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion of Latino art, culture and education. In 2013 Arte will serve an estimated 4200 members of the community through free events and programs held throughout Greater New Haven. Arte focuses on visual, written, and performance arts in Connecticut. Arte provides exhibits, scholarships, after school arts programs, family programs and social and life skills programs. Arte advises Latino artists, and provides opportunities for them to exhibit and teach. Arte plays a significant role in the New Haven community. It works closely with the New Haven Public School system, Yale University and other institutions and individuals to promote its programs and initiatives. At its inception, Arte was primarily an arts organization,though over time, as the disparity in college readiness between young Latinos and their non-Latino counterparts became increasingly apparent, the organization changed its mission to Art, Culture and Education. Arte began running College Bound Road Trips to introduce urban youth to the idea of attending college for the first time. Arte takes middle school students to colleges and universities where they tour the campus, have lunch and meet students with their same backgrounds. For the first time these youth can envision college as a possibility. When asked at the beginning of the trip how many of the students want to go to college, historically ¼ raise their hands. By the end of the day we get a 100% favorable response. Last year, Arte launched a pilot program, SLATE to teach urban inner-city youth social and life skills they need and are not being taught. In addition Arte offers evening and weekend workshops for parents in three areas: College Readiness, Financial Literacy and Digital Technology. The ultimate goal of SLATE is getting these kids to attend college and helping parents overcome obstacles. The SLATE program has been a huge success and many schools have asked if we could bring the program into their schools. 

Arte is financially stable and has grown strategically and incrementally since its beginning in 2004. In addition to program funding, Arte has attracted capacity building and operational grants to improve its technology,marketing and fundraising in order to be more effective and efficient. The New Haven Public School System offers continued support. Arte manages its small budget prudently and actively seeks diversity in funding including individual and corporate donors. The Executive Director runs Arte with assistance from board members and volunteers. The board members contribute arrange of skills and knowledge of non-profit governance, finance and fundraising.  

Service Categories
Primary Organization Category Arts,Culture & Humanities / Arts & Culture
Secondary Organization Category Education /
Areas Served
New Haven
Arte’s art and cultural programs and family educational programs serve participants from the New Haven Region and beyond.  Our after-school programs: After School Arts Program serves four schools a year in New Haven. Our Socialization & Learning Adventures Through Education program draw middle school participants and adults participants from all over New Haven and beyond. Arte draws from all over the state and beyond, such as the scholarship program that has awarded residents statewide.
Programs
Description After-School Arts Programs (ASAP): Using a proven model of arts education to improve youths’ knowledge, skills and motivation, Arte gets results and has attracted sustained interest of significant funders. Local artists teach free arts/education programs to New Haven urban youth, ages 6-13. Arte has served over 737  kids –55% male, 45% female, 80% Latinos and approx. 16 % African American. Statistics show 22% of New Haven residents live in poverty with 57% coming from single parent homes.The goals of ASAP program are to teach participants specific cognitive skills, improve their school performance, and ultimately, to narrow the achievement gap.
Population Served Children Only (5 - 14 years) / Minorities / At-Risk Populations
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
Short Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe near term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. This may represent immediate outcomes occurring as a result of the end of a session or service. ASAP has success in enhancing the quality of life for its low-income participants, andenriching their educational opportunities. Arte provides positive learninge xperiences. The desired outcomes are that the students experience new methods of self-expression, gain new skills and transfer these changes into improved school performance and behavior. The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)publication, “How the Arts Can Enhance After-school Programs”, has found adirect link between the arts and academic achievement. The report states that "engagement in the arts nurtures the development of cognitive, social and personal competencies. Arts programs can increase academic achievement, decrease youth involvement in delinquent behavior and improve youth attitudes about themselves and the future." The New Haven Board of Education (NHPS)established the Comprehensive Arts Program to make arts an integral part ofeducation and uses our organization to do so
Long Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future and represent an ideal state. The long term goal of ASAP program is to, to narrow the "achievement gap "between suburban youth and the poor, often minority, individuals that Arte serves. Research indicates that these long term goals are achievable. For example,The National Endowment of the Arts (NEA)describes the direct link between participation in the arts and improvements incritical thinking, decision making, and communication skills. How the Arts Can Enhance After-School Programs(http://www.nea.gov/pub/ARTsAfterschool/artsedpub.html) states: “that learning in and through the arts: contributes significantly to improved critical thinking, problem posing, problem solving and decision-making; involves the communication, manipulation,i nterpretation and understanding of complex symbols, much as do language and mathematics; fosters higher-order thinking skills of analysis, synthesis and evaluation; regularly engages multiple skills and abilities; and develops a person’s imagination and judgment.
Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact. Determined to provide excellent programming, Arte staff, board members and volunteers monitor the program results. We perform site visits, track attendance numbers and gather feedback from surveys and interviews from all stakeholders. Arte has created and refined written surveys to teaching artists, school contacts, parents and students to collect relevant and comprehensive data. We also collect informal feedback from stakeholders including the teaching artists throughout the year. Benchmarks set by Arte have been met and exceeded in the 2011/2012 School Year. The target for the goal of satisfied parents was 85% but the actual result was 92%. Similarly the target for the goal of satisfied students was 90% but the actual result was 97%. The target for the goal of satisfied School Administration was 75% but the actual result was 83%. The administration also conducteds urveys and found similar good results.
Examples of Program SuccessHelpOrganization's site specific examples of changes in clients' behaviors or testimonies of client's changes to demonstrate program success. The results of year-end surveys shown above indicate that participants are engaged and learning new skills. Parents, teaching artists and the school coordinators were impressed with the participants' focus, team work, creativity and progress in school. Student respondents commented on their increased interest in schooland ability to get along with classmates. Parent respondents affirmed that  the program helped the children's attitude regarding schoolwork, increased self-confidence and relations with family and friends. Teaching artists reported that the students' showed sustained interest after initiallyattempting to test the teacher's limits. The coordinator praised the variety of classes offered by ASAP and the academic improvement of the participants.  The ongoing support of the school system and its insistence that Arte expand its offerings to four schools are further proof of success.
Description

Socialization & Learning Adventures Through Education  (SLATE) strives to bridge the achievement gap and give urban youth new environments, experiences, ideas, and concrete skills to use for a life time, the ultimate goal is to have participants go to college. The program attracted strong community, educational, government and corporate support. Modules include Self Respect & Respecting Others, Bullying, Social Skills, Volunteerism, Banking & Finance, IT Skills to name a few. SLATE for Parents offers free workshops for parents focusing on: Digital Literacy,Financial Literacy & College Readiness.Constituents of  SLATE mirror the ASAP program.

Population Served Children Only (5 - 14 years) / Minorities / At-Risk Populations
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
Short Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe near term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. This may represent immediate outcomes occurring as a result of the end of a session or service.

SLATE provides youth opens doors and opportunities as it helps participants build new skills, gain social and people skills, and increase self-confidence in a variety of areas. This year participants learned about computers, opened bank accounts, and visited civic institutions, business and colleges.

Long Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future and represent an ideal state. Arte believes that “All kids should start with a clean slate,” and then learn what they need to be successful in life.The long term goal of SLATE program is to narrow the "achievement gap" between suburban youth and the poor, often minority, individuals Arte serves. The program will help students to go college and their parents to overcome obstacles to this goal of college. A long term measure will be the number of students who successfully complete high school, get into, and succeed in, college. Workshops open to parents and community members provide instruction to build skills needed to succeed in work, develop technology skills to be competitive, and to continue their formal education beyond high school. SLATE teaches life and social skills, exposes urban youth and adults to new ideas and environments, and gives knowledge they will use for a lifetime.
Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact.

Objectives are created and measurable outcomes are tracked for the objectives for instructional modules including digital literacy. Methods of measurement include:

  • Pre and post tests administered for in-school learning modules.
  • Concrete tasks such as opening bank accounts is tracked.
  • Surveys to all stakeholders including students, teachers, mentors and parents are collected and analyzed regularly to evaluate the program process and outcomes.
  • Ongoing feedback of all stakeholders in the form of short interviews is collected by staff and board members.
  • Attendance at SLATE sessions, workshops, and volunteer assignments is tracked.
The community including MHPS, local businesses and nonprofits were involved in the creation ofSLATE and continue to be involved in the ongoing assessment. Arte uses feedbackto make constructive changes and to reinforce successful program elements. 
Examples of Program SuccessHelpOrganization's site specific examples of changes in clients' behaviors or testimonies of client's changes to demonstrate program success. The students’ enthusiasm for the classes and projects is overwhelming. This indicates how eager they are to learn and how well they can learn when given an opportunity. In addition to classroom lessons, students toured area businesses, a bank and the New Haven Police Department as well as colleges. Teachers, parents and students themselves remarked on the students’ increased self-confidence in the group. SLATES adult workshops on weekends & weeknights were well attended. Participating adults reported increased knowledge and skills that they can utilize. Artei s exploring a couple of ways to dramatically increase audience numbers. The SLATE program to date has been a huge success and many schools have asked if we could bring the program into their schools.
Description Youth and Family Programming: Beyond ASAP and SLATE, Arte presents a variety of programs including theatrical performances in schools, cultural events, and “College Bound” trips for the same demographic. Free family workshops bring families together for bonding and fun activities. The 2014 Arts & Sciences Workshops continue with strong numbers with over 350 children and parents participating this year. Arte also provides scholarships statewide to Connecticut residents. To date, Arte has awarded over $62,000 in scholarships to 112 recipients, a significant amount that shows Arte’s dedication to developing the new generation of artists.
Population Served Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent / Families / Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
Short Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe near term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. This may represent immediate outcomes occurring as a result of the end of a session or service.

These outreach programs involve students, parents and other community members so they learn and feel connected.T rue to its roots, Arte Inc. offers scholarships for Latino students studying the arts. Since 2004, Arte has awarded more than $47,000 for everything from musical instrument repair, to art supplies, to lessons.  The “College-Bound” trips are part of an effort to show that attending college is something to which our demographic can aspire

Long Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future and represent an ideal state.

The long term goal is to create better outcomes for underserved and minority families by exposing them to opportunities to develop their skills, social networks, and awareness of cultural ,regional and occupational resources. Parents and students learn about college applications and financial aid. The perception is that they can’t afford college. Arte tries to get them to get beyond limitations: “to get them to think big.” Responses by parents and students taking the college-bound bus trips were very positive. They change their perception of attending college from one of fear to one of possibility.

Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact.

 

Arte tracks attendance and gathersfeedback for all events. We build on the successes and fine-tune the program to keep participants interest and serve their needs. Numbers attending various events are tracked and compared to prior years. Informal feedback and ideas for other events and programs are solicited during and after events. Arte keeps current with developments in the general art world as well as the Latino art world.  Another indicator of success is the continued interest sponsors have in supporting the events. Sponsors include many corporate sponsors as well as the City of New Haven in its Mayor’s Community Arts Grant program. The number of Latino artists wanting to participate is another indicator of the program’s vitality.

 

Examples of Program SuccessHelpOrganization's site specific examples of changes in clients' behaviors or testimonies of client's changes to demonstrate program success.

All Arte’s outreach programs and events have grown over the years. Fall 2012 Arts & Sciences Workshops surpassed our earlier, strong numbers with over 447 children and parents participating. Sessions on drumming and drum making as well as science projects, forensic science and rock wall climbing kept participants engaged. The trips to college campuses take away visitors’ fear of college and replace itwith a feeling it is accessible to them. As the Executive Director reports, “On the bus to campus, we’ll ask students how many want to go to college. About a third will raise their hands. Throughout course of day, they’ll tour a college campus, learn about programs, and meet Latino college students. By end of the day, they all want to go,” says Greco. Since 2005 Arte has awarded $47,000 to104 Latino recipients statewide and to a variety of arts programs. This substantial sum for a small organization shows how committed Arte is to helping young artists and the Arts in Connecticut.

Description Each fall Arte reaches over 2700 participants with exhibits and events celebrating culture and roots. A variety of programs such as arts exhibits, theater performances, dance lessons, and cooking demos are offered to the public.These events make Latino culture and heritage come alive for the participants. The result is deepened understanding of cultural roots as well as increased cross-cultural understanding.  Themes change yearly to celebrate the many Latino cultures and arts. The theme in 2013 was "Heroes & Icons" with a museum qaulity exhibit at City Hall in New Haven.  This year included a NHPS student lead forum to gain their perspectives and challenges. Each year a museum quality exhibit celebrates the central theme.  Most of Arte's programs are free to the public.
Population Served Hispanic, Latino Heritage / Families / Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
Short Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe near term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. This may represent immediate outcomes occurring as a result of the end of a session or service.

 

The Latino attendees learn about their different Latino heritages and can communicate better with each other and appreciate their shared heritages as well as their differences. The varied events bring the community together for shared experiences. Non-Latinos learn about cultures and art. Latino artists gain recognition and sell their works; performance artists entertain at openings and gain recognition.

Long Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future and represent an ideal state.

The goal is to increase the awareness and appreciation of Latino culture and art among both Latino and non-Latino participants. This awarenes swill lead to increased cultural sensitivity, increased valuing of Latino artsand artists, and increased self-esteem of Latinos as their art and culture increases in the value they and others place on it.

 

Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact.

Numbers attending various events are tracked and compared to prior years. Informal feedback and ideas for otherevents and programs are solicited during and after events. Arte keeps current with developments in the general art world as well as the Latino artworld. Another indicator of success isthe continued interest sponsors have in supporting the events. Sponsors includemany corporate sponsors as well as the City of New Haven in its Mayor’sCommunity Arts Grant program. The number of Latino artists wanting toparticipate is another indicator of the program’s vitality.

Examples of Program SuccessHelpOrganization's site specific examples of changes in clients' behaviors or testimonies of client's changes to demonstrate program success.

The growth in audience members overthe years is a key indicator of success. Participants love to come year after year and they bring others withthem. At least 1700 participants attended in 2012. Sponsorships have increased even during theeconomic slowdown.

Description Arte celebrates and hosts are exhibits by student and emerging LAtino artists.  Which featuring local and regional Latino artists, the exhibits also support and advocate for historically undervalued Latino artists. Art exhibits are held year round in Arte’s Fair Haven gallery/headquarters and other locations that provide added visibility.  As Latino visitors learn about their heritage, they communicate their pride to their children. Exhibiting and performance artists increase their visibility and livelihood. Exhibits increase the public’s awareness of the range and value of Latino art. Exhibits of art by local students and emerging artists are very popular.  In 2014 Arte sold 47 pieces of art for these young artists. Student groups from local New Haven schools tour the exhibits.
Population Served Hispanic, Latino Heritage / Adults / Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
Short Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe near term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. This may represent immediate outcomes occurring as a result of the end of a session or service.

The Discovering Latino Artists / Celebrating Cultures exhibits provide free, high-quality art experiences that increase public awareness of the range and value of Latino artists. Arte reaches adult amd youth annually in its exhibits both in its gallery and other locations. Community members and art lovers from across the state and New York City visit and often return with friends. Students from nearby elementary and middle schools come regularly for new exhibits as part of our outreach to neighborhood schools. Some students even walk to the gallery with their classes.

Long Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future and represent an ideal state.

The longterm goal is to expand the awareness and appreciation of art, particularly Latino art for a wide range of attendees. Arte has succeeded in reaching many community residents. Non-Latinos viewers can learn the power and richness of Latino art. Showcasing Latino artists including the performers who presented music at the exhibit openings increases their visibility and enhances their reputations as artists and their financial prospects. A related goal was to increase the public’s awareness of the range and value of Latino artists ingeneral. The expected long term result is that both the Latino and the non-Latino communities will increase their understanding and valuing of Latino art and cultures

 

Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact.

Attendance numbers and audience reactions are monitored by sign-in sheets, head counts, comment books and informal on-site feedback. Benchmarks and attendance goals are set and reviewed. Exhibiting artists also give their feedback on the location, placement, etc. Arte maintains relationships with the Latino and non-Latino art communities in New York and other art centers such as Miami. We utilize artists from the community and art juries to assist with selections.

Examples of Program SuccessHelpOrganization's site specific examples of changes in clients' behaviors or testimonies of client's changes to demonstrate program success.

Arteis recognized for the quality of its exhibits and programs and for its abilityto reach and impact diverse audiences and stakeholders. Winning the“Revolutionary Visionaries” Award from the Arts Council of Greater New Haven, the “Arts Organization of the Year” from the Hispanic Professional Network, acknowledges our creativity and innovation. Arte maintains exacting standards and an interest in the new and noteworthy. Arte sells works by the exhibiting artists thus increasing their reputations and income. We are proud of the varied methods we use to promote our exhibits and events from Internet and social marketing to bilingual printed materials to cross-marketing and public outreach.

Program Comments
CEO Comments

Arte has achieved great results with its programming and continues to gain attendance annually. The ASAP program has grown to four schools and has continued strong endorsement endorsed by New Haven Public Schools. The SLATE program has quickly developed into an important component of Arte’s mission and vision.  In the second year of its two year pilot, the program has quickly become very popular. Many schools are contacting Arte to bring this program into their schools. There is a huge need to teach these kids life and social skills they are not being taught at home. Arte believes “All kids start with a clean SLATE.”  We fill their slate with important concrete experiences and exposure to develop well rounded individuals.

 

The students are up to the challenge of forays into unfamiliar territory and experiences. For instance on one of the field trips students were taken to a number of businesses and establishments to learn about career opportunities and broaden their knowledge of the world. These urban youth were taken to a sit-down restaurant. Many were only familiar with fast food. Each student was given an envelope with $20 to order lunch. They had to choose an appetizer, entré, dessert and beverage. During lunch they learned lessons in dinning out and etiquette. One student said “To be honest, I have never had a steak before.” Each then had to individually calculate the gratuity and pay the bill. When students asked what to do with the change, they were told they could pocket it or if they enjoyed themselves to tell the servers to keep the change.  100% of these poor inner-city students left the change for the servers.  These kids are getting it!! We are so proud of them and have grown to appreciate each and every one of them. 

 

Our challenge is to reach more students.To expand this program and give more urban youth these life lessons and skills that so many of us take for granted. As funding increases and we expand ours taffing we will be able to help more kids and shape their lives in a positive meaningful way.

CEO/Executive Director
David S. Greco
Term Start Oct 2003
Email arteinc@comcast.net
Experience

David Greco - Executive Director / Co-Founder: has years of experience in marketing, sales, event / program planning, corporate management and leadership.  He brings to the table a wealth of experience in program development and event management. David worked in a corporate environment for over 20 years before starting his own consulting business eight years ago. In several past positions, David oversaw large staffs, developed keen personnel & management skills, created branding and marketing campaigns and developed and implemented numerous programs and initiatives.  He taught "The Professional Selling Skills" programs (created by IBM) around the country to hundreds of individuals.  He has served on various boards and has been actively involved in the arts and the greater New Haven community. He has volunteered countless hours and his own personal finances to co-found and develop Arte to its current level of success. His connections in the community have proven very valuable. David fulfills management responsibilities but he also serves as creative director and program developer.  David is highly creative, extremely organized, well traveled, loves to cook and is passionately devoted to Arte.   David is paid $30,000 per year to run Arte.  He yakes two paychecks one in January and one in July.  These net checks are approximately $11,500 each. 

Staff
Number of Full Time Staff 1
Number of Part Time Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 12
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate 100%
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 1
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 1
Female 0
Unspecified 0
Former CEOs and Terms
NameTerm
None None -
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
Non Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Collaborations
LArte collaborates with community organizations and businesses to identify, create and evaluate optimal educational and arts programs and to increase the impact of these events.Arte has made alliances with local organizations and corporations including Yale University and Knights of Columbus, Wells Fargo, Comcast, Casey Family Services, Shubert Theater, Yale Rep, Mary Wade Home and many others. The City of New Haven, operating through the New Haven Public School system, is the key long term collaborator. Arte works closely with the various school administrators and the teachers. A cross-section of community, parents and business helped in the planning and the execution of the new SLATE program.
Such collaborations help us to effectively target and reach youth and community.  For example, during our annual Hispanic Heritage events, we teamed up with Progressive Latino Fund of CFGNH (Community Foundation for Greater New Haven) to create public panels with other groups. Arts groups and individual artists collaborate with us on arts presentations. By cross-promoting events such as during the Greater New Haven Open Studios, Arte increases the number and diversity of participants. Obviously Arte’s various financial supporters chose to support us by grants, contracts, and sponsorships are part of Arte’s web of collaboration.  
Awards
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Arts Organization of the yearThe Hispanic Professional Network2004
“Elm- Ivy Award” - Awarded to Chairman Daniel DiazYale University Awarded to Daniel Diaz Chairman (2005)2005
“Elm- Ivy Award” - Awarded to Chairman Daniel DiazYale University2005
“Community Organization of the Year”El Registro Newspaper2005
“Revolutionary Visionaries” AwardThe Arts Council of Greater New Haven2006
"Community Catalyst” AwardStart Community Bank’s2011
“Partner Award”The Latina ARMY Accomplished Role Models Mentoring Youth2011
“Champions of Change AwardCT Latino newsletter2012
TAPS AwardNew Haven Public Schools2014
Community Services AwardLatino & Puerto Rican Affairs Commission2014
4 ProclamationsGovernor Malloy , Lt Governor Wyman, Senator Blumenthal, Mayor Harp2014
Comments
CEO Comments

With strong urging from New Haven Public Schools as well as parents and local leaders, Arte expanded the ASAP program into four schools in 2011 and has piloted its SLATE program. One challenge is to expand administrative support and Information Technology capacity to work effectively with this expanded programming. A capacity building grant from Hispanics in Philanthropy will let us increase administrative help and to update IT equipment, both hardware and software. 

Another challenge is to reach out to potential individual supporters. We have strong corporate and government supporters and sponsors but we must reach more individual donors. We have written our second strategic plan as well as a marketing plan. Our goal in 2013 and 2014 is to reach out and engage individual donors. Having a presence nGiveGreter.org is a step towards this goal. 
Board Chair
Daniel H. Diaz
Company Affiliation New Haven Public Schools
Term Jan 2004 to Jan 2015
Board of Directors
NameAffiliation
Claudia Ahumada Hispanos Unidos
Lissette Andino Northeast Utilities
Dr. Abie Benitez Principal Columbus School
Marla Berrios CT After School Network
Luiz Casanova Asst. Chief New Haven Police Department
Mrs. Aida Casanova Pobation office State of CT
Viviana Conner Director of World Languages Grenwich Public Schools
Maritza Rosa New Haven Public Schools
Richard Stephen Retired
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 1
Hispanic/Latino 9
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 3
Female 7
Unspecified 0
Risk Management Provisions
Commercial General Liability
Directors and Officers Policy
General Property Coverage and Professional Liability
Professional Liability
Board Co-Chair
Richard Stephen
Company Affiliation Retired
Term Jan 2013 to Jan 2015
Youth Board Members
Additional Boards: Youth Board Members
NameAffiliationStatus
Standing Committees
Advisory Board / Advisory Council
Marketing
Program / Program Planning
Scholarship
Volunteer
Additional Board/s Members and Affiliations
NameAffiliation
Elkin Ahumada
Dr Abie Benitez Principal - Columbus School
Tomas Miranda Retired
Ivonne Quinterro Comcast
Myrna Rosa School Teacher
Zulia Sanchez Retired
Melissa Sands Art Teacher
CEO Comments
I am very proud of the work and accomplishments of Arte. We work tirelessly to provide programs and events to better our community and youth. As Co-Founder and Executive Director, I put in countless hours, resources and energy into this organization. We said from day one we want Arte to be fun, and to grow incrementally. There are many organizations and nonprofits in our area with much bigger budgets and staffs and they don’t accomplish half of what we do. Arte is truly committed to making a difference and wisely craft programs that make an impact. As Arte has developed, we have uncovered a huge need for youth development and college readiness programming.  This was the impetus to start SLATE. I personally attend every SLATE class, escort every field trip and college bound road trip. The responses and feedback from these kids and changes we are affecting in their lives  make it worth every ounce of energy and time. These kids have so much to give and are so bright and talented. They just need some guidance and direction. I am so proud of each and every one of them. 
 
 
Financials
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01 2014
Fiscal Year End Dec 31 2014
Projected Revenue $130,000.00
Projected Expenses $129,000.00
Spending Policy N/A
Credit Line No
Reserve Fund No
Documents
Form 990s
Form 9902013
Form 9902012
Form 9902011
Form 9902010
Form 9902009
IRS Letter of Exemption
IRS determination
Detailed Financials
Prior Three Years Revenue Sources ChartHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201320122011
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$75,224$42,737$78,176
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Federal------
State------
Local------
Unspecified------
Individual Contributions------
------
$50,126$38,565$34,620
Investment Income, Net of Losses--($8,401)$750
Membership Dues------
Special Events----$7,369
Revenue In-Kind$4,616----
Other$12$676--
Prior Three Years Expense Allocations Chart
Fiscal Year201320122011
Program Expense$70,536$54,629$38,755
Administration Expense$38,111$58,399$40,506
Fundraising Expense------
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.200.651.53
Program Expense/Total Expenses65%48%49%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities Chart
Fiscal Year201320122011
Total Assets$107,944$86,613$126,064
Current Assets$102,743$85,355$125,463
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities------
Total Net Assets$107,944$86,613$126,064
Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201320122011
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountThe Communtiy Foundation for Greater New Haven $25,000Casey Family Services $10,000Comcast $20,000
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountHispanics in Philanthropy $15,000Wells Fargo Bank $8,200The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven $12,000
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountWells Fargo Bank $8,500Comcast $5,000Wells Fargo Bank $8,000
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201320122011
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201320122011
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Capitial Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes
Comments
CEO Comments

Arte manages its small budget prudently. From the beginning the co-founders wanted to Arte to grow slowly and successfully and not be a flash in the pan. Arte is well situated and has a comfortable cash flow, no out-standing debts, and limited accounts payables. Arte is poised for growth and expansion on an even keel.

Foundation Staff Comments This profile, including the financial summaries prepared and submitted by the organization based on its own independent and/or internal audit processes and regulatory submissions, has been read by the Foundation. Financial information is inputted by Foundation staff directly from the organization’s IRS Form 990, audited financial statements or other financial documents approved by the nonprofit’s board. The Foundation has not audited the organization’s financial statements or tax filings, and makes no representations or warranties thereon. The Community Foundation is continuing to receive information submitted by the organization and may periodically update the organization’s profile to reflect the most current financial and other information available. The organization has completed the fields required by The Community Foundation and updated their profile in the last year. To see if the organization has received a competitive grant from The Community Foundation in the last five years, please go to the General Information Tab of the profile.
Address 19 Grand Ave
New Haven, CT 06513
Primary Phone 203 469-4536
Contact Email arteinc@comcast.net
CEO/Executive Director David S. Greco
Board Chair Daniel H. Diaz
Board Chair Company Affiliation New Haven Public Schools

 

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