Arts Education for Inner-City Children

The Inner-City Neighborhood Art House provides a safe, nourishing and caring environment for children after school and during the summer. A ministry of the Benedictine Sisters of Erie, the Art House mission is to enable children to experience beauty, grow in positive self-expression and self-discipline, and develop into full and productive human beings.

Children ages 7-14 who live in Erie's inner city are invited to attend the Neighborhood Art House at no cost for instruction in the visual, performing, and literary arts and in environmental action. This instruction includes semester-length classes and private music lessons; children can also choose a time for tutoring and for one-on-one reading with an adult volunteer.

Become a Volunteer at the Neighborhood Art House

Volunteers are an essential part of our community. In one year, at least 5,000 hours of service are given directly by those serving as teachers, tutors, readers, program assistants and classroom aides. Learn more about how you can get involved.

#iGiveCatholic to support the Neighborhood Art House

Please participate in the #iGiveCatholic giving day on December 1st to support the Neighborhood Art House. Click the "Learn More" button below and make a minimum gift of $25. Advanced giving begins Monday, Nov. 16-30th. Thank you from everyone at the Art House!