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"Helping Today's Youth

Turn Their Creative Talents Into Artistic Opportunities For Their Futures."

Harbor City Maryland Chapter

Our Mission

The mission of this organization shall be to promote friendship and social exchange among members;​ to function as a resource for young people in the arts; and,​ to promote educational, civic, and cultural experiences within the community.

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Performing Arts

The Harbor City Maryland Chapter’s commitment to youth in the performing arts extends across many genres from dance to theatre.  We partner with strategic partners, such as the Coalition for African Americans in the Performing Arts (CAAPA) and The Foundation for the Advancement of Music & Education (FAME), to find and showcase talented and passionate youth in the performing arts.

The 2023 winner of the Dr. David C. Driskell Achievement Award was Matthew Crittendon, a talented dancer from the Duke Ellington School of the Performing Arts. Matthew received a $2,000 scholarship and is pursuing his passion for dance at the Berkley School of Music in Boston, Massachusetts.


Visual Arts

As the winner of the 2023 The Society, Incorporated National Visual Arts Award for the Visual Arts, Harbor City Maryland chapter has demonstrated our commitment to the visual arts. 


In collaboration with the Prince George’s County Library System, we displayed student art in three libraries in Prince George’s County from June 2022 through August 2023.

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Literary Arts

Harbor City Maryland Chapter recognizes that the literary arts remind us that there is beauty and joy in words.  Literary arts help students develop their voices as they communicate ideas and emotions.

Our 2023 Arts Extravaganza at Bowie State University offered our A.R.T.S. Mentoring Program students an opportunity to have conversations about writing with Chad Sanders, a New York Bestseller author and Shannon Sanders, short story author, and 2020 winner of the PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers.

Instrumental Arts

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Harbor City Maryland is committed to giving every student who is interested in vocal and instrumental music an opportunity to showcase their talents and to enhance their career pursuits for careers in this creative area. We partner with like-minded organizations in our community to support the creation of programs focused on achieving this mission.

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