About Us

Youth. Art. Community. Excellence.
Our Mission

Our Mission

DAVA engages diverse youth in meaningful arts education that sparks creativity, increases opportunity & strengthens community. We have 29 years of proven success in keeping kids learning and achieving in northern Aurora, Colorado, the most culturally diverse neighborhood in the Denver area. We welcome you to come celebrate youth voices in our vibrant multicultural community!

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