Measuring Impact

Citi Performing Arts Center's arts education programs are inspiring the next generation of creative thinkers, doers, and leaders.

Now more than ever, creativity is essential for future leaders in every industry. The arts not only instill creativity but support academic achievement by encouraging positive attitudes about school, providing a new lens to understand academic concepts, improving retention, and even increasing graduation rates.

Citi Center's youth participants measurably:

Develop confidence, leadership and job skills using the arts as a platform.
  • 66% of youth increase their comfort working in group and exchanging ideas.
Experience creative learning opportunities not available elsewhere.
  • 40% of youth had no previous arts exposure before participating.
Learn to value creative experiences.
  • 73% of youth express desire to continue arts learning after participating.
Practice skills involved in performing and creating works of art.
  • 86% of youth use their performance to express themselves to an audience.
Engage more effectively in the classroom.
  • 68% of youth increase their comfort expressing themselves confidently in the classroom.
Recognize links between academic curricula, learning, and the value of creativity in the workforce.
  • 73% of youth and 100% of teachers recognize broader application of arts to other classroom learning.


2014 City Spotlights Leadership Program -
By The Numbers

31 City Spotlights Leaders

13+ Guest Speakers/Artists

99 Street Performances

14,125 Audience Members

1,143 Children participated in interactive workshops led by Teen Leaders

19 Community Center, Camp, and Library Interactive Workshop Sites

22 Neighborhoods reached through Street Performances and Community Workshops

220+ Final Showcase Audience Members


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