Produced in partnership with Journeyman Ink, DaVerse is a youth performing arts program that creates a safe haven for creative expression among middle and high school students.

A Tradition of Creative Expression

Starting in 2005 at the Dallas Theatre Center, the event began as an intimate night of spoken word poetry with musical accompaniment and four shows a year. Now, in its fifteenth season the performing arts show takes place six times a year at Life in Deep Ellum Cultural Center.

Impact of DaVerse

3125 youth served annually
11603 student learning hours annually
74% of participants improved their writing skills in one or more traits over the course of the program

When COVID-19 hit and Dallas went into shelter-in-place status, that couldn’t stop youth voice!

Check out samples from our Digital DaVerse Lounge events during summer 2020.

Real Life Impact

Youth and educators share their experiences with DaVerse.

How To Support DaVerse:

We would love for you to support this important work. Donations can be made safely and securely online, and you can designate your gift specifically for this program.

Make a gift to DaVerse.

Join The DaVerse Team

Instructors are hired throughout the year. Check our Careers page to see current opportunities.

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