Our Community


breaking walls On-Going Cultural & Educational Partner:

ACHS EMBLEMVACORN Community High School in Brooklyn, New York USA

ACORN Community High School will provide a global learning environment of high expectations that is not only rigorous in high academic standards, but also self-empowering. Through performance based assessment, all members of the ACHS community are able to collaborate, question and transform into life-long learners and refined critical thinkers. Principal Andrea Piper ACHS Battle Cry: “Success is the only option.” http://insideschools.org/high/browse/school/616


breaking walls 2014 Cape Town Partner:

rainbowThe Rainbow Dreams Trust

We are an extended family of dedicated volunteers and disadvantaged children. Our community project leaders act as second parents to our township youth. Our Camp Buddies care for and uplift chronically ill and disabled children. Our volunteers are the heart of our organization.


We are thrilled to have these additional partners for our 2014 Cape Town initiative. Each of these partnerships will enhance the voice of our artists and ambassadors:

  • Culture of Peace – Our joint goal is for Ambassador Anwarul Chowdhury, the guiding light behind the United Nation’s Culture of Peace Initiative, to engage our artists & ambassadors in a discussion of their leadership in the Culture of Peace’s Plan of Action implementation of Human Rights Education into every school curriculum globally. This discussion will happen via Skype and be produced as a video for both the Culture of Peace and breaking walls

 breaking walls 2015 Barcelona Partner:

Col Legi De Teatre(1)Col-legi del Teatre is a professional training center that specializes in training actors through the integration of a rigorous educational approach through aesthetics, techniques and the working methods of the most innovative and relevant educational developments.

The teaching staff consists of qualified teachers in their specialty and professional actors, directors, playwrights and producers who bring to the student a professional reality integrated into the educational process.

breaking walls 2016 Detroit Partner:


Matrix Theater Company Teen Program

In order to build community, improve lives, and foster social justice, Matrix Theatre Company teaches, creates, and shares theatre as an instrument of transformation.

breaking walls 2017 Warsaw Partners:



TEXT BOXES breaking walls Board of Directors:

  • Arthur W. Allen, New York Life Financial Service Professional.
  • Elizabeth Watt.

breaking walls Advisory Board:

  • Martha Gallahue
  • Conor Perkins
  • Condola Rashad
  • Anne Stockton
  • Emily Turner

breaking walls Creative Partners:

  • Crystal Boyd
  • Michael Traquair
  • Ronnie Davidson
  • Rony Metayer
  • Angelo Boyke
  • Shawn Waite
  • Mark Hayes
  • Judy Krause
  • Dena Mekawi
  • Leatrice Jones


strategicStrategic Partners 

Fran Tarr is proud to be selected as a Creative Activist by the Creative Visions Foundation.  breaking walls is supported by the  Creative Visions Foundation, a publicly supported 501(c)3, which supports creative activists who use the power of the media and the arts to affect positive change in the world.

logoFran Tarr is proud to announce our partnership with Peace December.  


NYPC Mission: To create and promote various programs of peace and non-violence during the month of December.

Objective/Vision: To see all creatures live a symbiotically peaceful coexistence.

In 2010, Governor David Paterson, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. and New York State Senator Ruth Hassell- Thompson issued proclamations to declare the month of December as Peace Month in New York City.

This historic moment was hosted in the Bronx Rotunda under the auspices of a diverse cross section of elected officials from across the City, State and Federal agencies including the Mayor’s Office, Bronx Borough President Office, Bronx District Attorney, New York State Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson, DYCD, the New York Police Department, New York City Parks, African Union Day Foundation, Bangladeshi American National Democratic Society, USA, Inc, and several other elected officials.

This initiative was born out of the need to lower the crime and violence that takes place in New York City every year and to herald a call for peace, respect and responsibility. With proclamations from the governor, the mayor and series of endorsements from elected officials, government agencies, the clergy and community leaders, the momentum to celebrate December as a peace month is galvanizing diverse communities from across New York City to partner in the process.







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