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Welcome to ARTreach
ARTreach supports the development, funding and delivery of specialized art programs and services to underserved populations including children at risk, the elderly and disabled in Fort Bend, Harris and Waller County. We deliver our programs in collaboration with social service agencies, government entities and school districts and through partnerships with local art organizations to support successful outreach serving neglected populations.

Strategic Partnerships
ARTreach is supporting the needs related to children at risk, refugees and immigrants, seniors, and children and adults with special needs through strategic partnerships with social service organizations. 2012 Partners include: Catholic Charities- Mamie George Community Center and Rio Bend Community for children in international Foster Care, Making it Better,  Christ Clinic of Katy,  Fort Bend Juvenile Detention Center, The Summerhouse in Houston, Providence Senior Living Community and others.  The impact the programs have on neglected populations are measurable. ARTreach programs are successfully documenting improvements in attitude and behavior, academic scores, emotional and physical health, increased self esteem, and improved quality of life to support continued funding.  

ARTreach grant support is available from the Texas Commission on the Arts for our innovative programs serving indigent populations, seniors and elderly, abused and abandoned children, youth at risk in juvenile detention and or residential treatment centers, immigrants, and families in crisis. Programs in the school districts focus on life skills, credit recovery, curriculum support, leadership and graduation. Contact Executive Director, Terri Bieber at ARTreach to set up a program review. 281-392-5341. New pilots are scheduled quarterly.  
Featured Programs of the Month

The ARTreach Program at Mamie George Community Center invites artists and volunteers to help teach art and new techniques weekly in workshops serving seniors in Fort Bend County.Click here to see Valentines at Mamie George video. Our Valentine's "Espresso Yourself! Event is this Thursday, Feb 9th 10AM-Noon. Come for free coffee at Patty's Cafe', check out the center and the ARTreach Program. Buy a unique "Luv Mug" for your Valentine made by our seniors and volunteers to support the program. 
MGCC is located at 1111 Collins Road, Richmond, TX 77469

The ARTreach Program at The Summerhouse in Houston is a vocational training program for students with special needs and transitioning from high school to adult life. See Video!  Volunteer to be an ARTreach mentor! 

The ARTreach Program at the Fort Bend Juvenile Detention Center promotes cooperation, participation, vocational practices, social development and life skills. Professional teaching artists approved by ARTreach to work with high risk youth are supporting weekly workshops at the detention center. Click here to see juvenile justice video summaries. ARTreach programs have a very high impact on youth in detention. Our targets include:
1. Set, Follow and Execute a plan!
2. Working together within a diverse age and racial group.
3. Learning to channel energy into a positive and productive outlet.
4. Enjoying one another's company in a positive setting.
5. Relieving stress the right way.
6. Mental, physical emotional and spiritual enlightenment.
7. Developing a feeling of self worth 

ARTreach Programs are Rio Bend support immigrant and refugees in foster care. Learn how you can become involved. ARTreach at Rio Bend.
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In This Issue
Programs serving seniors
Special Needs
Artists, Volunteer & Donors of the Month
ARTreach featured Roster Artists of the Month - See their program videos. Contact ARTreach to pilot a specialized program to benefit your seniors, clients or at risk populations. Funding IS available from TCA. 

Chris Gamez & Corey Green 
Erin Stanley
ARTreach Volunteers of the Month

Albert Goldreich
Aleta Patrick
Lori Aguluiz
Crystal Andrus
Mark DeLeon
Wilma Van oostendorp

ARTreach would like to acknowledge and thank our donors of the month

Fort Bend Junior Service League
Memorial Drive United Methodist Church
Maria Masson
Jean and Pete Prados
Mike and Kim Ginn
Claire Payne
Tracy Bates
Terri and Scott Bieber
Ana Villaronga-Roman
Angel Cortez
Susan Small of Multiplicity 
Greg and Becca House
Janet and Sandy Buller
Vanessa and Omar Castillo
Katy Culture and Arts Alliance
Aleta Patrick
Fatima and Brett Donaldson
Michael Merritt 
Tracy Askew
David and Kathleen Odermatt
Michael Pietrone
BP Fabric of America

Thank you professional photographer,  Rick Mcintyer of Sugar Land for donating digital cameras to support youth at risk.


Quality Brushes - Watercolor, Multi Purpose

Paints - Acrylic, Tempera, Watercolors Bisque Ceramic Coffee Mugs (11 OZ) by the case 
Ceramic Glaze (GARE) 

Mod Podge - Multiple Bottles 

Canvases - Multiple Sizes (30 each) 

Pencils - Drawing, Multi Purpose 
Erasers - White or Clear 
Glue - White, Sticks, Rubber Cement 

Crayons - Multiple Packages w/ Variety of Colors 

Card Stock - White, Colored 

Envelopes - White, Colored 

Tissue Paper - White, Colored 

Zip Lock Bags - Heavy Duty, Gallon Size 

Tape - Clear Packing, Blue Mask, Double Sided 

Glitter - Variety of Colors 

Oil Pastels - Multiple Boxes 

Contact Paper - Clear, Colored
Paint Palettes - 10 to 15 


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Reserve $40 tickets now for Fort Bend Culture and Arts Alliance "Dinner with Icons" at Lasagna House in Sugar Land Town Center  on Monday March 5th. Proceeds will benefit ARTreach Programs at Mamie George Community Center and Rio Bend Community.