OFF TO THE PAPER YACHT CHALLENGES!
We’re thrilled that on Thursday, April 18 from 11:30 am -1:30 pm, Create Now will benefit from 100% of the proceeds from the “Paper Yacht Challenge” hosted by Psomas, which is one of the top-ranked consulting engineering firms in the nation. Enjoy delicious Pink's Hot Dogs, fun activities and promote your company to thousands of people in the Downtown area. The event takes place at the City National Plaza complex on 5th and Flower in the large fountain at this twin tower complex.
Help some of the 25 kids facing homelessness at Union Rescue Mission in Skid Row to design paper boats they can race during the different competitions. Sponsorships are from $100 - $5,000. We also really need products and services for the online auction and gift bag swag for 150 VIPs. For more information, visit Psomas’s website, which includes detailed info, videos and forms you can download, or contact Jill Gurr: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We help youth find their voices
through arts mentoring and education.
Total Youth Served
Founded in 1996, Create Now serves children and young adults from Pre-K to age 24 through arts programs in many disciplines.
We focus our efforts on kids who have been abused, neglected, orphaned, made homeless, incarcerated or experiencing other severe challenges – the “forgotten children.”
We have reached more than 44,000 of the most vulnerable youth in Southern California over the last 22 years.
Create Now’s programming focuses on eight main areas
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Los Angeles County has more foster youth than anywhere in the nation - 30,000. These kids face tremendous challenges when aging out of the DCFS system at age 18. They have moved to an average of eight different foster homes and schools, which makes them feel unwanted....
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We are proud and grateful because for the third year in a row, St. Francis Center hired Create Now to provide the arts component of their summer camp. The center dedicates every day to serving hope in the community by providing support to homeless and extremely...
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Create Now provides music, writing and visual arts programs at a number of Title 1, continuation and charter schools with limited (if any!) arts education. We're excited to continue our collaboration with Camino Nuevo Jose Castellanos Elementary School this semester...
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We're delighted that one of the top music production companies, audio machine, has been very supportive of Create Now for the past two years. Now they're also sponsoring our new Create Audio program. This 20-week workshop began in August and takes place at our...
Beth Sussman taught Musically Speaking to all the second-grade students (103 children) during 10 sessions at Rowan Avenue Elementary School in East Los Angeles, thanks to a grant from the Dwight Stuart Youth Fund. She guided the kids in fun, interactive games that...