Carpe Diem Arts ( presents multigenerational and multicultural community events and arts outreach activities, serving diverse audiences of more than 6,000 each year. Programs feature the visual, literary and performing arts, and include summer camps, after-school programs, family concerts, ukulele classes, songwriting workshops and community dances.

Headquartered: Silver Spring

Serves: Metro region

What a donation buys:

  • $50 purchases a ukulele and tuner for a low-income student or senior.
  • $150 covers an honorarium for a guest artist at a Community Sing event.
  • $500 provides a full scholarship for a student in Carpe Diem Arts’ French or Spanish immersion arts camp.

Volunteer opportunities:

  • One day: Help with special events.
  • Weekly: Help with administrative tasks.
  • Internships