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About Us


2023 Impact Report

Our Mission in Action

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Celebrate with us as we reflect on 2023 and how we put our mission to action! Driven by our Strategic Plan vision and goals, we expanded our reach, propelled young minds through creative programs, and witnessed their inspired development. Read on to explore the full impact report! 

More children and youth, more arts, more impact! By 2027, we aim to grow our impact toward our mission by expanding enrollment in our youth arts programs, adding exciting artistic opportunities, and filling gaps in affordable out-of-school time programs for all in Washington, DC. 

In 2023, Sitar provided quality arts education to: 

Our Student Body

In 2023, Sitar’s diverse community came together to make our programs and impact possible:  

Between rising costs of living and inflation, many families with lower incomes need affordable out-of-school-time care and workforce development opportunities to support a strong financial footing. At Sitar, we remove financial and cultural barriers to out-of-school time care through our equity-centered, income-based sliding-fee-scale tuition and ensuring 80% of our students are from families at 60% or less of the area median income. In 2023: 

Every hour counts. Every program sparks potential and unlocks bright futures for DC youth. In 2023, 1551 total program hours led to: 

Increased earning potential and job readiness for older youth through our workforce development programs:

Previous Impact Reports

2016-17 Impact Report

2014-15 Impact Report


2013-14 Impact Report