The mission of the Arts & Learning Conservatory is to make arts education equitable and accessible to disadvantaged children and equip them to be successful in life. Arts & Learning Conservatory’s (ALC) goal is to promote a hands-on experience in the arts to all children regardless of race, age, income, or experience. ALC was founded in 2004 to instill a love of the arts in youth of all backgrounds through hands-on learning experiences. The summer performing arts camp started with 21 students and has since grown into an independent non-profit organization with multiple programs serving 1,200 students in over 40 schools, who perform before 10,000 audience members annually. The organization is minority- and woman-led.