While Collaso trail blazes her musical talents and performances all over the world she also weaves her extraordinary skills in her community. As an advocate for social justice Joan has written, produced and performed, for school age children and families, musical plays that teach history and promote education, courage and love.
In 2010 Collaso started a new organization, Timeless Gifts, a mentoring and performance program for youth in the arts (ages 8-18). Joan and some of her most accomplished colleagues are currently mentoring 25 young performers. “Eleven Divas and Jazzy Monday’s. Jazzy Monday's at the Center for Inner City Studies.
Her utlimate vision for this organization is the Timeless Gifts Center for the Arts.