About Us

Youth. Art. Community. Excellence.
Our Mission

Our Mission

DAVA is dedicated to strengthening the community through the arts with a primary focus on youth engagement. We have 26 years of proven success in keeping kids learning and achieving in northern Aurora, Colorado, the most culturally diverse neighborhood in the Denver area. Our purpose is to provide challenging, relevant art programs with the greater goal of affecting positive change in the community through youth development and education.

Our Team

Our Awards

DAVA has been honored to receive many local and national awards:

  • National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award
  • Aurora Chamber Business for the Arts Award
  • City of Aurora Civic Excellence Award
  • El Pomar Foundation Award for Excellence
Our Awards