Cultivating Young Dreams
We Want to Dance envisions a world influenced by the effort and talent of our creative young people.
We Want to Dance creates inspiring and enriching opportunities for youth to cultivate their full potential
through the arts.
Your life begins to change when you start to do what you love, and love what you do.
Dancing was always a fun pass-time for our founder. In part, he attributes his college and career success to the unique experiences the arts provided him through high school and in college. This positive impact extends beyond his own experience. Research consistently shows the link between arts education and academic achievement but we continue to see arts programs be cut from our schools - a place young people likely spend the second most time of their young life. To participate in quality dance, art, music or other arts programs is far from reach for families who may struggle to satisfy their basic needs. For many reasons including these, Hector launched We Want To Dance.
We Want to Dance is an aspiring non-profit organization. By offering choreography services for Quinceañeras, we aim to raise funds to fuel this project that will bridge caring people and quality arts opportunities to young people to cultivate their dreams.
organization of the year
We Want to Dance contributes and collaborates with organizations that are doing great work. Every year, we identify one program with proven impact to support in effort to expand and deepen access to the arts.
Less than 50% of graduating high school seniors are college-ready.
Over 70% of schools in LAUSD received a "C" grade for arts education. Learn more.
Almost 37% of the Boyle Heights population is below the median household income of $33,235 earn $20,000 or less and likely cannot cover the costs of quality arts programs. Learn more.
Arts education is linked to academic achievement especially for low-income and at-risk students. Learn more.
Low-income students who are highly engaged in the arts are twice as likely to graduate college as their peers with no arts education. Learn more.
Invest in long-term guidance and support.
Provide youth with quality arts education opportunities.
Engage youth with meaningful relationships.
Prepare youth for post-high school opportunities.
Collaborate with public schools, arts organizations, and other stakeholders.
Increase access to the arts for young people.
Increase college and career ready graduation rates.
Align with thriving organizations and existing efforts.
Impact our most vulnerable young people in Los Angeles.
530 VOLUNTEER HOURS PROVIDED
$3,116 DONATED FOR ARTS OPPORTUNITIES
261 YOUNG PEOPLE
3 SUCCESSFUL FUNDRAISERS &
VOLUNTEER. PARTNER. SEND US POSITIVE VIBES.