Cuda believes in working together with other organizations with the common goal of enriching the lives of young people and the communities they live in. We have worked in conjunction with several non-profit organizations as well as the Jersey City department of education. Through these collaborations, Cuda was able to plan several events that profoundly impacted the youth of the surrounding communities. Our 2009 event, Essential Elements proved great things can happen when positive and dedicated people come together with a common goal. The Essential Elements event brought together accomplished artists from all over the world to teach young people in a classroom environment. The workshops not only sparked interest in art, but also created an environment where bonds were formed and friendships were made. Cuda supports partnerships that will help us carry out our mission statement and welcome all organizations willing to do so.