Since first opening in the basement of a subsidized-housing building, Sitar has grown into a world-class, multidisciplinary arts center in Adams Morgan serving 950 students annually, 80% of whom come from low-income families. Many, quite simply, grow up at Sitar, where they are empowered to unlock their talents and find their voices. Babies and toddlers attend early childhood arts classes; older children come for music, dance, theater, and visual arts and, in the summer, for a six-week arts camp; teens and young adults hone their skills through classes, internships, and leadership development. All of this is made possible by a 100-person teaching faculty and eight arts partners (the Washington Ballet, NSO, and others), while an innovative collaboration with neighborhood service providers gives Sitar families access to the support they need. All of this with the aid of allies … like you.