Our Story

Coming from humble beginnings as the youngest of seven children, Founder Debora Wondercheck, saw the life-changing impact that music had on her family. Through hard work, and dedication, she and her siblings were able to attend the universities of their choice as string musicians.

Recognizing the profound effect that high-quality arts opportunities had on her own life and those around her, Debora used her passion to establish the Arts & Learning Conservatory (ALC). Inspired by her mother's faith in God, and determination to see that her children would have access to an arts education, Debora embarked on a similar journey to give all children this same exposure to the arts regardless of their background or experience.

What began as a summer camp for just thirteen string musicians and eight actors, has now grown to serve over 1,000 children every year, reaching over 10,000 in audiences annually. Debora's dream of "paying it forward" through creating arts opportunities to help children see and fulfill their potential, was realized and has become the heart of ALC.


ALC is dedicated to bringing the Arts to our underserved communities!

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Our Team

Meet the people who make it all possible!

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Our Board

Our board members are ambassadors for ALC.

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Pictures, videos, downloadable content, & more.

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Alumni Circle

Introducing our Alumni Circle where we share the stories of ALC alumni

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Awards & Honors

The Award-Winning Arts & Learning Conservatory

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Friends of the Conservatory

How you can help ALC, with our re-introduced Donor Tiers

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"It may resonate with parents to know that giving and creating opportunities for others is what Debora lives and breathes. ALC is a manifestation of her commitment to children and their educational growth."
- Sera Chalayan, ALC volunteer