You can change a life through the arts

Our arts-based programs reach thousands of youth, adults, and families each year throughout the region by: providing more than $32,000 in scholarships for young children and teens from economically disadvantaged families to attend our award-winning Dutchess Arts Camps and nationally-recognized Art Institute; employing teens from low-income families facing multiple barriers …

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Mural Dedication at CHP

On September 7th, 2017, Mill Street Loft Director Carole J. Wolf, along with her staff and members from the board and community attended a dedication ceremony at The Children’s Home of Poughkeepsie. Walter Joseph, Executive Director of CHP, praised MSL for their artistic vision and commitment in creating the murals. …

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13 Youth Shine

SUMMER YOUTH EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM GRADUATES 13 LOCAL TEENS Poughkeepsie, NY: On August 11th, Mill Street Loft’s Project ABLE (Arts, Basic education, Life skills, and Entrepreneurship) program welcomed community members to celebrate the many achievements of this year’s graduating class. Shailee Johnson, a former Project ABLE Youth Employee and this year’s key note speaker, shared her …

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3 Youth Honored

On Sunday, May 22nd, Mill Street Loft collaborated with the First Congregational Church of Poughkeepsie to honor three students from the Art Institute of Mill Street Loft’s Poughkeepsie Youth Challenge. Chris Cortez, Imani Jones, and Elvis Ricketts of Poughkeepsie High School were honored for successfully completing four years in the …

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