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William James Association


PO Box 1632, Santa Cruz, CA 95061

(831) 607-8952


The William James Association promotes healing through the arts. The Prison Arts Project offers art workshops to incarcerated individuals and the Community Youth Arts Project provides arts experiences for at-risk youth.

Founded in 1973 by Page Smith and Paul Lee and named after philosopher William James, the project supports the idea of “work service” as a peacetime alternative to military service.

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