About Us

The Jersey Art Exchange

Jersey Art Exchange (JAX) is a neighborhood-based nonprofit established to fulfill arts, cultural and educational needs in Jersey City.

Our Mission

JAX’s mission is to educate the next generation of artists, technologists and digitally-literate citizens. JAX fosters mentorships between youth and established artists in the community. The JAX programs provides a safe and enriching learning environment in which young people work with older teens and adult mentors to explore ideas and develop skills in the areas of computer literacy, digital arts, STEM, photography, music and more.

Core Community Engagement

Since 2014, JAX has worked with local artists, educators, community leaders, and business owners to present youth arts & tech programs, art shows, and music performances, in and around the Jersey City community. Following the success of these grassroots efforts, we have expanded to offer school-based services for youth. 

In 2018-19 JAX was awarded a contract with the Jersey City Housing Authority to bring after-school programming to two of their location: Hudson Gardens and Holland Gardens. Our new program entitled PLAY! offers youth high quality after school enrichment activities that focus on the power of play. Play! will appeal to youth by offering arts, technology, and enrichment activities to help kids learn through play, with a focus on academic assistance, STEM curriculum, arts, and recreation for youth grades 2 through 8th.

Our Partners


Let others know by joining us. We are ready for a positive change in this community and we need your help.