Joelle Dietrick was awarded a $10,000 grant from the National Endowment of the Arts to support her project Systems + Circumstance. The NEA works to strengthen creativity in communities through opportunities for arts participation. This grant was awarded to only 163 non-profit organizations nationwide. In the Challenge America category, this grant supports projects that reach underserved populations.
The funds from this grant supported a collaboration with the PACE Center for Girls, a local, accredited, non-profit school for at-risk girls. PACE provides girls with education, counseling, training, and advocacy for a better future and achievable potential.