Colors of Connection was founded by two friends, Laurie Reyman and Christina Mallie, who share a passion for humanitarian work and love for the African continent. Two things spurred its’ founders to create the organization. The first was the belief that art has an incredible power to impact people’s lives for better: to transform, change and heal. The second was the conviction that there is a real and unmet need for psychosocial support for individuals and communities who face the stark and immensely challenging reality of rebuilding after war.
Our Core Values
SOCIAL JUSTICE: We advocate for equal social and economic rights and opportunities for every person and group, particularly those who are most oppressed and marginalized.
DIVERSITY: We celebrate the uniqueness of each individual, community and culture.
CREATIVITY: We cultivate innovation, imagination and the joyful exploration and expression of personal gifts.
UNITY: We emphasize connection to others and the feeling of belonging to something larger through shared values, responsibilities and interests.
EXCELLENCE: We maintain the highest standards of quality, integrity and ethical practice.
To mark World Mental Health Day, Culture Trip celebrates the work of five visual artists from Africa whose work creates awareness surrounding mental health issues on the continent.
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Reports and Financials
Learn more about us through our annual and project reports, and IRS tax filings. You can also find our brochures here.