Art 4 Social Change is one of the Lafayette Empowerment Center’s long-standing and popular programs. Operating out of several venues, we provide students with an opportunity to employ the arts as a viable tool for social change.

Our classes, programs, and projects are free!

A4SC seeks to empower young people, particularly those who face economic and/or cultural barriers, to emerge as engaged citizens and leaders. We aim to contribute to a more inclusive and diverse Lafayette community.

Through artistic opportunities, our youth explore their passions, connect with the world around them and learn that their voice is valuable and heard, no matter their age or economic status.

Fall 2022 Programming

Art for Social Change (A4SC) Program

Join us for an 8 – week Art for Social Change Program. Register here.  

Wednesdays:  September 21, 2022 – November 16, 2022

3:30 -4:30 pm (Snack included)

Grades 1-5

No-School Day Workshops

Join us for a 2-3 hour workshop on yoga, art, or ceramics on no-school days. All workshops include a snack. Times and more details coming soon Register here 

October 17, 2022: Yoga (Grades 1-5) at the Bob L Burger Recreation Center

October 17, 2022: Ceramics (Grades 1-5) at Cannon St. Ceramics

November 11, 2022:  Recycled Art and Sewing (Grades 5-10)

November 11, 2022: Cooking (Grades 1-5)

November 21, 2022: Yoga (Grades 1-5) at the Bob L Burger Recreation Center

December 19, 2022: Ceramics (Grades 1-5) at Cannon St. Ceramics

Join us for an 8-week Makerspace program: 

October 6, 2022- November 17, 2022 (3:45- 5:00 pm) at the Lafayette Public Library

Grades 6-9