The Sanctuaries | Washington, DC
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Model

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Our Leadership Pipeline
turns multicultural artists into civic leaders.


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I. Civic Awareness

Trained in active listening and critical thinking, our artists support campaigns


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Example: painting banners for a national march

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II. Civic Engagement

Trained in creative tactics and time management, our artists collaborate with campaigns


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Example: developing multicultural messaging for voter registration efforts with hard-to-reach populations

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III. Civic Leadership

Trained in project management and financial planning, our artists lead campaigns


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Example: launching a citywide initiative to equip thousands of low-income tenants with tools to promote healthy living and advocate for public health policy

 

Our Model of Change
activates civic leaders for social impact.


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Artists

We equip artists of different racial and religious backgrounds with the skills, experience, and support they need to become civically engaged on both the local and national level.

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Campaigns

We embed these trained artists with grassroots organizations, national institutions, and social movements to amplify their impact, providing livelihoods to artists in the process.

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Ecosystem

We leverage our strategic location in Washington, DC, to organize new coalitions, access greater resources, and build larger platforms to ignite social change across diverse issues.

 

Our Core Values
ensure that our social impact is just.


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Honor the spirit.

We seek the sacred in everything and everyone.

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Trust the process.

We pay attention to how we do what we do.

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RISE TO YOUR BEST.

We make the ongoing choice to grow.

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STAY COMMITTED.

We show up for ourselves and each other.

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SPEAK YOUR TRUTH.

We welcome hard conversations.

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BETTER TOGETHER.

We embrace our similarities and our differences.

 

See who’s doing it. Meet our people.