“Get Involved with Art Creates Life”

ACL National Spokesperson/Ambassador

Actress/Activist, Taraji P. Henson


ACL National Spokesperson/Ambassador

Actor/Activist , Lamman Rucker


This is my story… This is my song…

"This is my story" "This is my song"

The Art Creates Life Institute of Leadership and Cultural Development invites you to positively impact the lives of children and families both in the U.S. and the African Diaspora. Millions have been struck by devastating issues that have swept away their hopes and dreams. Our goal is to help these communities reignite their belief in the power and perseverance of the human spirit.

"I am my brother's keeper"Student celebrates "Christmas in June"Villagers in Senegal

Through our work, ACL attempts to capture these stories and the faces behind them, the small miracles that occur through chance meetings, the roar of hope that echoes through the heroic acts of common people. Using lifestudies, research, and artistic expression, participants forge lifelong relationships with children and families in need using the arts as a vehicle to understand, bring awareness to and confront these issues that plague humanity. These ambassadors discover purpose, compassion, committment, and leadership through the arts on their lifelong journeys to a dream.
Special Thanks to Mr. Tyler Perry for your generous contribution!