Numerous factors—both inside and outside the home—can seriously impact the social, physical, emotional, and mental development of children and youth. Creating and supporting platforms which nurture curiosity and creativity in the arts is essential in the development of the whole person.
Raul brings global expertise in evaluation of early childhood and youth art programs and specialized knowledge in culturally-based, participatory research practices. Raul enters community with humility and understanding that many communities are limited based on their ability to create, express, communicate, dream, explore, risk, and above all love. Because the earliest years are so essential, Raul works with individuals, schools, institutions, and companies to demonstrate the impact their investment in the arts have on the health, and future success of children and communities.