Meet the Founder

 Candace Marcia values the impact that theater and performing arts had on her healing journey as a survivor of Adverse Childhood Experiences.

A M.A.Y  Project was birthed in 2016 to provide children in Baltimore City creative opportunities to explore self expression, collaborate within an ensemble to establish trust and gain communication skills necessary to participate in constructive dialogue on and off the stage. 

Candace Marcia believes art is the true universal language; capable of inspiring and unifying people from all walks of life. In pursuance of a Master's degree in Art Administration at Goucher College, she is researching and adapting fundamentals that ensure her leadership entails effective strategies to push the organization's mission forward.

She passionately professes A M.A.Y Project's motto:

 "We don't focus on the realities of things because we believe in the possibilities of them." 

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