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In old Norse mythology, Odin the God of War had two black ravens; Huginn and Muninn, and they represented Thought and Memory (respectively).  And so we chose our foundations name to represent the transition from memories of trauma as they shift towards the focused thoughts of what the future still holds.

Our Mission

Is to host world class level events that provide healing and success to assist DoD military service members and veterans who are wounded, injured, or ill.  In doing so, we afford them the opportunity to learn positive coping mechanisms that allow members to express themselves through the use of a variety of art as a way to convey and process their thoughts and emotions, when words escape them, or are not yet ready to be spoken.

Two Black Ravens Foundation


We believe that partnerships and sponsors are pivotal in advancing our mission and creating a lasting impact on the community. These relationships go beyond mere collaborations; they represent a shared commitment to the arts, empowerment, education, and most importantly enriching the lives of our participants.

Hatch Foundation

We nurture a sense of community through innovative solutions that enrich our quality of life.

We believe a city is only as strong as its communities. We are guided by the goal of strengthening our communities through empowering our neighborhoods and those who call those neighborhoods home.

By listening and intentionally building upon the wonderful things Springfield has to offer, we can be proud to call it home – now and for many years to come.




The Gillioz Theater

The Historic Gillioz Theatre was established in 1926 with the dawning of film and the creation of route 66, referred to as the mother road, that would connect travelers across the united states. restored as a 501c-3 not-for-profit in 2006, The Gillioz center for arts & entertainment is committed to preserving the past, celebrating community, and making memories through arts, education, and entertainment.



(417) 863-9491

325 Park Central E. Springfield, MO 65806


It takes many hands to craft the perfect cup of coffee – from the farmers who tend to the red-ripe coffee cherries, to the master roasters who coax the best from every bean, and to the barista who serves it with care. We are committed to the highest standards of quality and service, embracing our heritage while innovating to create new experiences to savor.

As it has been from the beginning, our purpose goes far beyond profit. We believe Starbucks can, and should, have a positive impact on the communities we serve.




1644 W Republic & Lexington Springfield, MO 65807


We utilize a progressive loading approach to our art instruction, that allows the participants to build upon previously learned skills. 

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Event 1: Fundamentals of Art

Learning the fundamentals of an art format is vital to the success of our participants. Each event is a week long and hosted in Springfield Missouri. Participants are provided with all the tools necessary to learn the art being instructed.

Event 2: Advanced Art Techniques

Learning advanced art techniques allows our participants to refine their skills enabling them to better articulate their thoughts and emotions. These events are week long specialized courses. The locations are selected based on the focus of instruction. Our participants, are provided all the necessary tools, equipment, and permits required to learn these advanced techniques.

Event 3 Gallery Art Show

Being able to connect Service Member and Veteran artist with art curators, industry leaders, talent agents, and publishers allows them to make the right connections needed to showcase their work around the world. These events are also a week long, and assist our participants with learning how to market and price their work, providing them a source of income that is tailored to their disabilities.