Create Now gives youth opportunities to find their voices through arts mentoring and education. We especially serve children ages 2-21 who have been abused, neglected, homeless, domestic violence victims, incarcerated, etc. by matching them with artists, writers, musicians, actors, dancers and others, including mentors who teach life skills. Create Now provides training and materials to implement therapeutic programs in music, writing, visual arts, performing arts, fashion and digital media at 100+ partner agencies, like shelters and group homes.
While Create Now focuses on using arts education as an intervention tool for vulnerable youth, our programs help prevent cycles of abuse, homelessness and violence. We also reach disadvantaged students in Title 1 schools who are at-risk of dropping out.
Each year, we bring thousands of these "forgotten children" who have fallen through the cracks to concerts, plays and other cultural events at premiere venues in the region. We have reached 36,000 of the neediest youth in Southern California during the last 20 years.
We are celebrating our 20th Anniversary with a fundraising benefit at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at a new club/restaurant opening next month in our trendy DTLA South Park neighborhood. The venue can accommodate up to 250 people, although we anticipate around 100-150 people. We have two co-directors who are organizing the event.
Our goal is to attract people with a lot of money to be our guests at this event so they can learn about Create Now and donate. There will be some of the youth whom we have served who will be performing. A successful alumnus will give a compellling testimonial. There is the possibility that a top rock singer might perform. We will be hosting a silent auction.
We need volunteers to help us organize this event, such as finding auction items, putting together a program with ad sales, identifying potential sponsors, etc.
If interested, please contact our Executive Director Jill Gurr at: email@example.com and send your bio or resume.
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