Families Creating Together believes the power of the arts can be life changing. Supporters and participants affirm that creating art together in an inclusive environment empowers children and families to move forward in their lives with pride strength and joy!

FCT provides multicultural, multilingual and intergenerational programs that offer inclusive opportunities in the arts for children of all abilities and their families. Along with inspirational journeys into the arts, FCT strengthens participants’ access to a variety of community supports.

FCT encourages the full participation of children and their parents, siblings and caretakers, always maintaining sensitivity and respect for children of different abilities and from a variety of cultural backgrounds. With an emphasis on serving low-income families, FCT provides free workshops, cultural field trips and other community arts opportunities.

All workshops are taught by an experienced team of visual and performing teaching artists in an accessible setting in English, Spanish and American Sign Language. Many of the teaching artists are elders, are living with disabilities and reflect the diversity of the participants.

 

Our Team

Administrative Staff
Margaret Noce, Director, Tree of Life Coalition
Ed Pazzanese, Director, Families Creating Together
Isis Benguin, Bilingual Family Support Coordinator

Evaluator
Judy Battat

Board
Lygia Angel, Artist/Teacher
Sandie Fenton, Visual Artist/Writer/Educator
Susan Kooperstein, Communications Specialist
Maria Cabrera, Museum Educator/Adminstrator)
Judith Woodruff, Educator/Consultant/Documentary Producer

Funders
Lenny Zakim Foundation 
The Boston Foundation Vision Fund
Massachusetts Cultural Council/USA/Very Special Arts ADA Grant
Liberty Mutual Foundation
City of Boston: Boston Rocks
Mount Washington Bank Foundation (Jamaica Plain)

 

Collaborators
Community Service Care/JPN
Tree of Life Coalition
Jamaica Plain Community Center (Curtis Hall)
Massachusetts College of Art
Lesley University
Urban Pride
Spontaneous Celebrations
Wheelock Family Theatre
Museum of Science
Puppet Showplace Theatre

Designed by Evelyn Berde  

Designed by
Evelyn Berde
 

FCT Logo Design
Evelyn Berde

Photographers
Christle Rawlins-Jackson
George Delianides