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Arts With a purpose

Research shows that the arts have a deep, positive, and healing impact contributing to the overall enhanced quality of life for individuals and their communities. Chagrin Arts aims to bring arts programming to enrich lives and create conversations about social issues promoting the betterment of humanity. Impacting positive social change through many collaborations and partnerships is part of Chagrin Arts' core values.


Chagrin Arts is honored to partner with organizations for the fusion of the arts and social justice.

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The Ohio Innocence Project at Cincinnati Law

 The goal is simple: free every innocent person in Ohio who has been convicted of a crime they didn't commit.


Healing Justice

Addressing the individual and collective harm caused by wrongful convictions, through restorative justice and justice reform.

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Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence

The Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence is dedicated to exploring ethical issues from a global perspective, to nurturing international awareness and understanding of our common humanity through the study, teaching, and practice of ethics, and to the pursuit of excellence in all human endeavors. Over the 20-21 academic year, the Inamori Center will provide space to have a prolonged conversation on a topic of consequence: JUSTICE. We will draw on the insight and expertise of Inamori Ethics Prize winners as well as top scholars and practitioners in a thematic series of events and programming addressing the topic of JUSTICE from multiple perspectives, locally and globally. The Conversations on JUSTICE series will culminate with the presentation of the 2020 Inamori Ethics Prize to Judge Silvia Fernández de Gurmendi in the fall of 2021.

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SongwritingWith:Soldiers holds weekend retreats across the U.S. for veterans from all conflicts, and recently, the wrongfully incarcerated. Since 2012, they have connected with hundreds of people, creating a safe and inspiring environment to share their experiences and write songs with professional songwriters. These songs have been recorded and streamed across the internet, reaching and connecting more people and raising awareness of these challenges.

Know a social justice organization would be a good fit? Let us know!

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