What We Believe

Our Mission

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Established in 2010, Colors of Connection is an organization working with youth and public arts that enables connections between people and communities through creative expression. Colors of Connection envisions a world where the arts are universally accessible and celebrated. Using community-based art, we nurture hope, cultivate well-being, and promote development in conflict-affected youth and societies worldwide.

  • Our Projects

    • Caring For Congo
    • 2015

      Goma

    • Goudoubo Project
    • 2014

      Goudoubo

    • Little Wlebo Project Photo
    • 2012

      Little Wlebo

    • Oxfam Project
    • 2011

      Oxfam

    • 2013-2014

      Mentao

    • Tubman University Project
    • 2012

      Tubman University

    • Harper City Project
    • 2011

      Harper City

  • What Do We Mean When We Say?

     

  • Our Values

    EXCELLENCE

    We maintain the highest standards of quality, integrity and ethical practice.

    ACCOUNTABILITY

    We accept responsibility for our actions and emphasize transparency.

    COLLABORATION

    We consistently solicit participation from both internal and external stakeholders.

    DIVERSITY

    We celebrate
    the uniqueness of each individual, community and culture.

    OPENNESS

    We promote open minds and hearts that seek to understand the world’s complexity and to overcome prejudice.

    CREATIVITY

    We cultivate innovation, imagination and the exploration and expression of personal gifts.

    PLAYFULNESS

    We encourage a joyful experience of life.

    BEAUTY

    We appreciate beauty in all its forms for the inspiration it brings to our lives.

    WHOLENESS

    We cherish the inherent worth of every individual as sufficient within him/herself.

    SOLIDARITY

    We emphasize connection to others and the feeling of belonging to something larger through shared values, responsibilities and interests.

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    Beauty draws us in. We can't stop looking or listening or touching. It takes us outside ourselves and it motivates us. It's essential to life and to happiness.
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    Nancy Etcoff, psychologist and cognitive researcher, Harvard University