Community Impact


To assess the real impact of DMAB programs on the lives of families in the Brooklyn and Riverside communities, we tracked the progress of 20 participants who have consistently participated in our programs.

  • 99% of students were safe and not involved in any criminal, deviant or at-risk behavior
  • 95% of parents reported improved parent/child relationships and increased positive peer involvement
  • 80% of students showed improved behavior at school
  • 70% of students received less than three behavior referrals during the previous school year
  • 85% of students showed academic improvement in the areas of math and literacy

Looking Forward

In 2018 we will evaluate our overall efforts through our ability to meet the following objectives:

  1. Present a minimum of three productions to the community.
  2. Serve a minimum of 600 children and adults through our programs.
  3. Implement out-of-school and outreach programs that use the arts to target social issues or special needs populations such as at-risk youth or persons with limited access to the arts.
  4. For education, serve a minimum of 600 youth and families and complete three student productions and presentations to the community.
  5. For summer programs, serve another 80+ students resulting in two additional performances for the community.

DMAB Spring Fling & Easter Egg Hunt

Come join the fun every year in April as we celebrate spring with our annual Easter Egg Hunt and other fun community activities. Check back for dates.

DMAB Turkey Give-A-Way

The Brooklyn Community buzzes with excitement each year when we distribute turkeys in November during the DMAB Turkey Give-A-Way. Thanks to our corporate partners for making a difference to the families in the Brooklyn Community.

DMAB Rhythm Bus is Here…


New this year, the “Ride the Rhythm” bus provides after school transportation to the JS Johnson Youth Community Arts Center. While this much-needed service benefits our existing students it also allows us to accept new students who previously could not participate due to transportation issues.

Our Sponsors

City of Jacksonville
Community Foundation for Northeast Florida
Margo Garden Products
Kids Hope Alliance
Culture Builds Florida
Buffet Group