Journey Performing Arts Center (the Dance 411 Foundation)

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Basic Information

Address: Atlanta, GA 30316
Phone Number: 404-622-2585
Director: Samara Michelle

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Journey Performing Arts Center (the Dance 411 Foundation)
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Journey Performing Arts Center (the Dance 411 Foundation)
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Additional Information

Causes Served: Arts Education for metro-Atlanta youth (including underprivileged)
Clearances Required: Yes
Background Check: Yes
Population Served: more than 2500 per year
Ages for Volunteer: 16+
Hours of Service: Monday-Friday 10am-6pm
Minimum Hours Required: no minimum
Days of Service: Monday through Friday
Mission Statement:

To foster the well being of urban youth and adults through self expression by providing quality education and exposure to the art and discipline of dance, drama & music

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

JPAC strives to be the premier provider of arts based education and training in the Metro Atlanta Area with highly acclaimed programs offered nationally and globally, while sustaining affordability and accessibility for all, eliminating the threat of the extinction of the arts.
JPAC commits to creating a family environment where all parties involved are empowered to grow as artists and encouraged to showcase their talents with pride.

Program History:

Journey Performing Arts Center was founded in January 2004. A dancer all her life, Journey’s Founder and Artistic Director Samara Michelle, M Ed., wanted to create a safe place where children can have access to life skills education through different performing arts programs. Journey is funded by a number of local and national organizations, including the Fulton County Arts Council, the Lighthouse Foundation, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, National Endowment of the Arts and Wachovia Bank. Supported by both paid staff and a working Board of Directors, Journey seeks to expand its reach to Atlantans looking for quality arts programming and education. Journey serves the entire Atlanta community through its programming held at the studio as well as outreach classes and performances held throughout the city. Adults and children alike benefit from Journey’s dance, drama and music classes as well as an in-house artists incubator program, after school program, summer camp and professional dance company.

Additional Information:

Journey Performing Arts Center is open to coming to your school to do outreach classes and workshops. Interested? Contact our Outreach Coordinator at

We are always looking for volunteers and we are currently recruiting for Spring 2012 interns. If interested, please e-mail your resume to Questions? Contact us at 404-622-2585 or

Spring 2012 Project Based Internships and Volunteer Opportunities Journey Arts Center is seeking interns and volunteers for specific, campaign oriented projects. Looking for specific experience to add to your portfolio? Want to give back, but have limited availability? Seeking to gain industry-specific experience, but not in a formal degree-program? This opportunity is for you! 
This established Atlanta arts nonprofit, now the Dance 411 Foundation, is recruiting for its Spring 2012 Internship and Volunteer Program. Interns/Volunteers will participate in a 4-6 week project based program that will allow them to gain the experience of a campaign from start to finish. Journey Arts Center is seeking individuals for campaigns which will use the following skills:  ·         Public Relations·         Marketing·         Direct Mail·         Event Planning·         Fundraising·         Social Media·         Sales·         Education·         Performing Arts·         Management·         Community Relations Participants will receive Program Certification, Personalized Evaluation, and a Performance Based Letter of Recommendation. Also, hours volunteered as an intern or volunteer can be submitted in our volunteer rewards program “Do Good Get Rewards” to win free rewards throughout the course of the time volunteered. If you are mature, detail-oriented, technologically savvy, and independent, we would love to speak with you about how you can assist with short-term, high-impact volunteer and internship opportunities! Full Semester Internships Also Available! Questions? Contact us at 404-622-2585 or at in Applying? Submit your resume to