ProjectArt was founded in Harlem in the summer of 2011 with just ten children from the neighborhood in a community center. Its founder, Adarsh Alphons, was expelled from school in India at the age of seven for drawing in class. By the time he was fifteen, he was painting portraits for Nelson Mandela, Mother Teresa, and the Pope, all because one art teacher recognized his passion for art and encouraged him.
In that vein, ProjectArt aims to provide the opportunity for youth in divested
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