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Mission:

Our mission is to bring art's benefits to Houston communities, transcending boundaries, fostering unity, and empowering individuals. We actively promote intergenerational arts, inspiring families to create together and building stronger selves and neighborhoods through transformative art experiences.

Vision:

Art in the Heart envisions a vibrant and united Houston, where art's transformative power fosters inclusive communities, transcending boundaries. We see flourishing intergenerational arts, families creating together, and individuals empowered to build stronger selves and neighborhoods. Committed to ensuring every child has access to quality art, our vision is to be a beacon of creativity for the Northeast community and all of Houston. We embody our pillars: breaking boundaries, fostering unity, empowering communities, and promoting wellness through transformative art experiences.

Pillars:                                                                                                                                                                 Art beyond boundaries:                                                                                                                             Breaking barriers through art, we transcend geographic, economic, social, systemic, and generational divides, creating inclusive spaces across Houston.

Creativity across generations:                                                                                                                           Fostering unity beyond age, our programs create intergenerational connections, where individuals of all ages collaborate and express themselves through the transformative power of art.

Community driven impact:                                                                                                                                   Actively engage and empower local communities, using art as a catalyst for positive change. Together, we identify and address specific needs, building a stronger, more vibrant Houston.

Wellness through art:                                                                                                                                              Elevating mental, emotional, and physical well-being, we embrace art as a catalyst for holistic wellness, providing transformative experiences and programs to nurture individuals and foster a healthier community.

Our Journey:

Art in the Heart, founded by artist Veronica "Roni" Cabrera-Moreno, emerged from her firsthand experience with art inequity in underserved communities. In 2020, Roni and her family converted an old school bus into a mobile art studio, reaching children in areas lacking artistic resources. This mobile studio not only served as a creative haven but also uplifted communities, reaching groups like migrant children and survivors of human trafficking. In 2021, with support from Kelly Clarkson and HEB, Roni established an art center in her childhood neighborhood. Since May 2022, Art in the Heart has impacted over 5,000 individuals, guided by its mission of HEART—Health, Environment, Arts, Recreation, and Technology. The organization remains committed to breaking barriers and empowering communities through accessible, transformative art experiences.

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The Team

At the heart of our community service mission stand the founders, the Cabrera-Moreno family. Together, Noe, Amadeo, Norberto Jr., Joshua, and their visionary mother Ronis, supported wholeheartedly by their father Norberto, have been the driving force behind our initiatives. From extending warm welcomes to families and assisting with classes to setting up events and capturing moments through media, these remarkable individuals embody the true spirit of service. Their collective commitment and family synergy not only established the mission but continue to nurture it, leaving a lasting impact on our community.

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