Our Mission Statement
The Colley Avenue Music and Arts Festival is dedicated to highlighting local and regional musicians and artists in an attempt to boost the artistic diversity and the camaraderie of the community by partnering with local nonprofit organizations. 100% of this year's festival proceeds will be split between Hampton Roads Art Initiative and ForKids, nonprofit organizations right here in Norfolk, VA.
"At Hope House Foundation, we believe neighborhoods and communities are enriched when everyone in them participates to the fullest extent possible. And that includes people with disabilities. We believe that citizenship should not be limited by the attainment of certain skills, but is a right that belongs to us all. We believe that this right can only be fully enjoyed when people have as much control over their day-to-day life as possible. And that includes living in one’s own home, with one’s own name on the lease. We believe that with the right support, even people with complex disabilities can live successfully in their own homes. We believe in care that is customized to each individual’s needs and desires, enabling everyone we support to live a life of choice, rather than circumstance. Choice. Belonging. Home. At Hope House, these are not just abstract concepts. Through our services, our community participation, and our advocacy, we make these ideas a reality, each and every day."
"ForKids, founded in 1988, is a non-profit agency that works to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty for families and children. We provide housing, educational programming, and medical care services to families throughout Hampton Roads. Our programs include mental and physical healthcare assessments, tutoring, life skills education and employment counseling, and more. We provide opportunities to our families, not hand-outs, to empower them to reach self-sufficiency."