USA, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua
JUNTOS is an international organization that uses dance to develop confidence, self-esteem, and collaboration. We use art to transcend barriers that divide, and most importantly, to educate, liberate, and build community.
JUNTOS Collective is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that uses dance to develop leadership and community building in underserved areas. JUNTOS works with university volunteers, providing dance workshops and offering dance performances with select communities nationally and internationally. Each year, JUNTOS works with numerous organizations in Boston, New York, San Francisco and internationally in Guatemala, Mexico, and Nicaragua. We collaborate with organizations such as orphanages, public hospitals, retirement homes, centers for HIV+ children, homeless shelters, and more. Volunteer programming is open to select university dance BFA students.
Programs include JUNTOSLocal, JUNTOSAbroad, and JUNTOSAmbassador which connect volunteer college students from six leading dance conservatories with community projects in JUNTOS’s various locations. Students provide workshops and performances at schools, orphanages, hospitals, dance schools, and senior centers.
JUNTOS was founded in 2008 by Ailey/Fordham BFA student Joanna Poz-Molesky. Originally intended for a one-time international trip to Mexico in 2009, JUNTOS quickly expanded to an organization bridging performance, community outreach, and intercultural exchange. Today, JUNTOS conducts three programs from one-day outreach opportunities to year-long leadership work. JUNTOS continues growing each year: outreach trips, artists involved, collaborators, and workshops among many more aspects.
Accepts volunteers. For more information, click here.