Contact Information:
535 8th Avenue New York NY 10018
    New York City Bronx Manhattan
Age Groups:
    Elementary – 5-11 years Middle School – 11-14 years High School – 14-18 years


LEAP provides educational arts programs that promote access and equity for New York City students underserved in the arts. We inspire diverse school communities to love learning and build their creativity, collaboration, communication, and critical thinking skills.


At LEAP we believe in the transformational power of the arts. We started as a grassroots movement with just four schools. Today, our teaching artists serve 20,000 kids across the city in over 150 New York City public schools. Every day, our educational arts programs inspire diverse school communities to be more engaged in learning and build critical skills. Our quality educational arts programs promote access and equity for New York City students underserved in the arts.



LEAP is a group of diverse and passionate individuals working together to prioritize youth and pursue our mission.


Our Goals

We collaborate to accomplish goals and are accountable to ourselves and others.

We strive for excellence, reflect on results, and celebrate success.


Our Peers

We foster relationships through intentional communication and attentive listening.

We welcome feedback with a growth mindset and offer feedback with empathy.


Our Space

We build trust through transparency, honesty, and humility.

We respect and attempt to meet each other’s needs at work.


Our Community

We are inclusive and value the differences among us.

We listen to and acknowledge the voices of those we serve.



At LEAP we are: 

  • Committed to feedback and willing to provide clear, consistent communication
  • Community oriented, and believe in a shared moral responsibility
  • Believers in self-care and the wellbeing of others
  • Accountable to ourselves, our team, and the organization
  • Advocates for diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Open-minded, creative, and flexible
  • Mission driven
  • Collaborative
  • FUN!!!

Pre-employment screening is required, including but not limited to criminal history check by the NYC Department of Education, and other regulating agencies as needed per placement.

LEAP has implemented an organization-wide vaccine requirement for all employees, and all employees of LEAP will be asked to adhere to the following requirement.  With very limited exceptions, all individuals working in DOE schools and buildings are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19.  The DOE/LEAP Vaccine mandate applies to this position and Proof of Vaccination is included in our employment screening process.

LEAP provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.  This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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