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Veteran Owned and Operated 501(c)(3) Non-Profit


Our Nonprofit is Supported by Our Fiscal Sponsor TAPAZ

Donate Here to Support Our Mission

OUR MISSION: We help prevent homelessness and suicides by providing our veterans camaraderie, mentorship, family healing and valuable expressive arts industry vocational skills for economic stability and successful reintegration into civilian life.

Call Us: 602-842-4400

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 41051
Phoenix, AZ 85080


Visit Us at: 503 West Hatcher Road
Phoenix, Arizona 85021

Sometimes the Smallest Step in the Right Direction Ends Up Being the Biggest Step of Your Life. Tip-Toe if You Must, But Take the First step!

Join the Operation -Train in the Expressive Arts Fields!

Our Expressive Arts Unit Members (Veteran Families and Military Families) engage in the Expressive Arts. Veterans, Military and their youth, 15 up, also have the opportunity to learn valuable Expressive Arts industry vocational skills from our mentors in our free classes to build networks, start new careers, gain practical work experience, and earn extra income. 

Expressive Arts Unit Veteran/Military Member

Free for Veterans, Military and Their Families


Support the Operation - Hire Our Veterans Artists!

Anyone can join the Mission Support Program as a Member Client to employ our veteran artists and their eligible youth in Operation Enjoyable Employment. Membership Dues paid by Member Clients allow CDS to offer scholarships for free, quality instruction and top-notch curriculum. Every dollar spent with us sponsors our student veterans and families to train in our Graphics and Media Arts Program, as well as work on real-world jobs to gain valuable experience in the industry.

Mission Support Program Member Client

$65/Year for Wholesale Pricing on All CDS Services

Join Our Mission Support Program Today!
We are Open to the Public as a Community Center!

Mission Support Program

Membership Dues paid by Mission Support Program (MSP) Public Members allow CDS to waive fees for our Veterans, Military, and their families.  MSP Public Members receive discounted pricing on classes and workshops.

Help CDS to offer quality instruction and a top-notch curriculum for our Veteran families and Our Community who are participating in Operation Enjoyable Employment!

Public Membership dues are not required to participate in most classes and workshops at full price. Sign up is still required for a background check to ensure the safety of all students and staff.

To Get Started-Join as a Member to Get an Account Login. To Sign-up for Classes Please Use Your New Login Information to Login to Your Account – Then Add Classes to Your Cart and Click Checkout – All Discounts are Applied at Checkout!

Silver General Public Program Member

Individual $25/Year and Family $45/Year


Join Our Amazing Volunteers at the CDS Expressive Arts Academy!
Provide Your Skills to Help Veteran Families and Your Community.

Check Out Our Calendar of Classes and Upcoming Events!

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