Adarsh Alphons

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Nominated by:  Katelyn Norris

Adarsh Alphons is the founder and executive director of Project Art, a quickly growing nonprofit organization that transforms public libraries into vital cultural hubs offering youth year-round visual arts classes taught by emerging artists and college students. Adarsh founded Project Art in 2011 to address the major lack of arts education in New York City Public Schools. Since its inception in 2011, Project Art has served more than 3,500 NYC youth, and as a result of the success, impact and scalability of the program, is poised to expand nationally over the next several years. Project Art aims to change the way the world views arts education by utilizing data and powerful pedagogical partnerships to measure and communicate the impact of art access.

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