Cleo L. Smalls


Cleo Smalls is the Community Engagement and Administrative Coordinator at ARTZ Philadelphia. She joined the organization in April 2021.

From a young age Cleo displayed creativity and eagerness to make a difference in her community collaborating with both youth and older adults. She is passionate about bridging the gaps of generations through intergenerational programming. 

Throughout  her studies at Arcadia University, Cleo spent time as a recreational assistant caring for adults living with Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias and has continued to pursue her career promoting positive aging for older adults, through program implementation at Center in the Park community center. Recently, Cleo obtained her Masters of Business Administration at Lynn University and she is  delighted to use her new skills at ARTZ Philadelphia.

Cleo is a firm believer in combating stigmas and stereotypes like ageism. She strongly believes that “ age is just a number!” 

Photograph of Cleo L. Smalls