Service Opportunities for Students: Community Engagement via the Arts

ArtReach is a partnership between GW and THEARC (, an arts, education, and recreation campus in DC’s Ward 8. ArtReach is a great opportunity for GW faculty, students, and alumni to partner in our own DC community through arts. The ArtReach program is always open to new initiatives with GW faculty and students, but are particularly seeking student volunteer support at this time. We need your help.

Please forward to students:

Are you interested in visual arts or community engagement? ArtReach, a partner at THEARC, is a visual arts space that provides free programs, classes, gallery space, and collaborative projects to promote community engagement. We are looking for volunteers to serve in after school visual arts classes to provide support for the instructors and create a positive experience for each student. No extensive art experience is necessary. If interested, please complete the GWServes EngageDC interest form and indicate your interest in ArtReach. You can also contact

ArtReach Programs

  • After-School Programming: High-quality visual art classes for children aged 8 and up

  • Community-based Projects: Community-engaged art projects that foster greater understanding between art, life, culture, and citizenship

  • Advanced College Preparation: Art portfolio development classes for teens

  • The Art Journal: Classes with art therapy infused instruction and practices for teens and adults