CoachArt Ambassador Chapters

New York City • Chicago • Dallas • Denver • Portland

CoachArt virtually connects kids impacted by any chronic illness with a volunteer coach to be mentored in an arts or athletics activity.

Now, CoachArt is expanding nationally and needs your support to bring our programs to your city! Starting with virtual programming this summer, we hope to build a foundation for in-person programming this fall in cities that show potential with our expansion model.

About CoachArt

Children living with chronic illness may feel isolated because of their condition. Frequent hospital visits and deficient immune systems often cause them to miss time in school and recreational activities. Families, overwhelmed by the cost and demands of ongoing medical care, often lack the resources to seek out or afford extracurricular activities. Healthy siblings are affected too when family resources are focused on a chronically ill child. CoachArt supports these families by offering free recreational lessons that bring a sense of normalcy back into their lives.

Your Role

As we expand into new cities, we’re looking for ambassadors. Spread the word about CoachArt programs in your community, and raise funds to make this work possible. View complete role description.

Volunteer Requirements

In order to be a successful Chapter Ambassador, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Live in one of the five expansion cities (New York City, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Portland)
  • Be willing to complete a background check
  • Have an interest in supporting children with a chronic illness
  • No expertise in arts or athletics required

Become An Ambassador

Ready to become an ambassador? Schedule an introductory call with CoachArt’s Ambassador Chapter Manager, Jean-Luc Rivera. 

About Jean-Luc

Jean-Luc Rivera



Jean-Luc received a bachelor of arts in biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was a drum major for the marching band. While in college he was Director of Recruitment for the Carolina For The Kids Foundation. Prior to joining CoachArt, he was Assistant Director of Development and Communications for Camp Corral, which provides a unique summer camp experience for the children of wounded, injured, ill, and fallen members of the military, and Senior Program Director for Kesem, the largest national organization dedicated to supporting children impacted by a parent’s cancer. Jean-Luc is a diehard Tar Heel and avid college basketball fan. He has run ten half marathons and two full marathons (and counting).