The Unusual Suspects Theatre Company empowers youth in underserved and at-risk environments with the means and methods necessary to explore personal and social conflicts. The program seeks to develop self-esteem, communication, and coping skills to help youth make positive life choices.
Venice Arts’ mission is to ignite, expand, and transform the lives of Los Angeles’ low-income youth through photography and film education. The program uses participatory storytelling practices to amplify the voices of underrepresented communities.
Vista Del Mar provides comprehensive, family-centered, social, educational, and behavioral health services that encourage children, adolescents and their families to lead self-reliant, stable and productive lives. The Eden Alpert Therapeutic Music Program provides Vista Del Mar children with a safe environment to explore their creative potential, develop a greater appreciation of music, and learn career skills.
P.S. ARTS is dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing arts education to underserved public schools and communities. Support from the Foundation launched The Lawndale Initiative and Take PART which bring comprehensive arts education programs to communities throughout the Centinela Valley region, and now includes the following districts: Lawndale, Lennox, Centinela Valley Unified, Hawthorne, and Wiseburn Unified.
PEN Center USA’s mission is to stimulate and maintain interest in the written word and to foster a vital literary culture. Through its Freedom to Write programs PEN Center pursues the goals at the core of their mission — to support writers’ freedom of expression and to promote access to their writing globally.
Plaza de la Raza provides year-round programs in arts education and serves as an art center and school — fostering the enrichment of all cultures. Through the arts, Plaza provides a vital human resource service bridging the geographic, social, artistic, and cultural boundaries of Los Angeles and beyond.
reDiscover Center’s mission is to provide art, tinkering, and sustainability education through creative reuse to all Angelenos.
Ryman Arts teaches classical drawing and painting to talented and motivated high school students as a bridge to a lifetime that expresses and appreciates the arts.
Santa Monica Youth Orchestra (SMYO) offers tuition-free music programming to young people of all ages and backgrounds, facilitating their access to music education, musical instruments, and the experience of performing with an orchestra and choir. The program encourages diversity, cross-cultural understanding, cooperation, and peer mentorship in the Santa Monica community.
Scholarship Application Performance Preparatory Academy (SAPPA) is a music and arts preparatory and outreach program designed to increase community awareness and transform the lives and minds of at-risk youth through music training and personal development. Through the Watts Willowbrook Conservatory, SAPPA focuses on areas of the community with high percentages of at-risk youth who are often unable to afford formal music instruction.