Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education’s mission is to empower youth and their families by creating a culture of learning through high quality social, cultural, and education opportunities.

Core Beliefs

To address poverty and ensure systemic, durable change in disadvantaged neighborhoods by:

  • Building community
  • Investing in youth

To provide high quality arts and culture programming by:

  • Catalyzing a sense of place and purpose for youth and the broader community
  • Making learning interesting and meaningful
  • Helping the community express its aspirations and coalesce a compelling vision for its future


We envision being a vital contributor to the South Bronx renaissance, fostering culturally and artistically vibrant neighborhoods which effectively prepare the next generation for success.