Who we are
Fortress Arts: Strong Ties to Economic Revitalization (FA:STER) Teen PROGRAM – in Partnership with EMPOWERED CDC,INC.
What we do
In 2019 Fortress Arts Academy launched Fortress Arts: Strong Ties to Economic Revitalization (FA:STER). FA:STER brings arts instruction, job and entrepreneurship training, and youth engagement to an economically depressed section of the Kingsessing neighborhood in Southwest Philadelphia. In 2020, Fortress partnered with Empowered CDC, Inc. to expand and evolve the program and thanks to a generous grant from the Knight Foundation, is able to engage teens on site and virtually.