in conflict-affected youth and
their communities through art

One Opportunity Can Make All The Difference

In the aftermath of war, peoples’ emotional and social needs are often neglected. Young people suffer the most in these environments from a lack of opportunities for education and engagement.

Together we can change that.

Louange challenged gender stereotypes

Serge found a community

Hatti gained the confidence to shine

The youth we work with are empowered to make positive change for themselves and others through art.

“This project gives us hope because we say that everything that the children have drawn is like a dream that can become a reality tomorrow.”

– Woman Leader, Mentao Refugee Camp


Just one opportunity can make the difference, and you have the power to give it.

Colors of Connection is pioneering engagement
in art as a vehicle for healing and building
relationships in conflict-affected communities.

Ndio, Tunaweza / Yes, We are able

Ndio, Tunaweza is a short documentary about our recently completed project, Tunaweza Portraits. During this project girls in Goma, DR Congo used the power of art to challenge the negative gender stereotypes that contribute to sexual violence in their community.

This powerful and inspiring piece portrays the impact of this project on the girls and their community.

The Latest from Colors of Connection

Colors of Connection News

We exceeded our crowdfunding goal!

Thanks our supporters we raised $8,535! This money will support our work with girls and communities in Eastern Congo in 2020 to create social change through art.

Get the Inside Scoop – Check out our Blog

The M’Shujaarts Movement continues!

 It’s great to see some of the skill sets learned during CC programs transferring into viable income-earning opportunities. 

Featured Colors of Connection Supporter

John & Jody Mallie, Monthly donors

“Colors of Connection’s novel approach has shown long-lasting results. We believe what they are doing fits well into the wider narrative that we feel is so important in this world, and that is the empowerment of women.”

There’s still so much more to do, and we need your help!
Here’s how you can get involved:

Why Art? Learn about arts unique power to heal people’s hearts and transform their minds.

Help us awaken capabilities by joining the Artivist Circle, our monthly giving community.

Give $25 and you can pay for food to fuel a teen artivist’s creative energy during a project.

Check out our online shop where we have pieces featuring our Creativity Takes Courage design by Magda Love.

Organize a bake sale, find people to sponsor your run, host an afternoon tea, or create a personalized fundraiser on Facebook.

Instead of asking for a birthday gift, ask that your family and friends give a donation in your honor.

Our Sponsors and Partners

Belacqua Charitable Trust