City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs

We would like to thank the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs for their support of this program.


Through the Mary Pickford foundation Create Now and artworxLA teamed up to deliver an animation concept art workshop to an amazing group of teens that they serve.

We would like to say thank you to the #CUNA Marketing & Business Development Conference (sponsored by Coconut Software), for partnering up with us and giving back..

Create Now is excited to announce a partnership with Earth, Wind & Fire’s Verdine White.




Volunter through us …

People choose to volunteer through us for a variety of reasons.  This opportunity offers the chance to give back to the community and make a difference in our youths’ lives.

Our Mission

To empower at-risk and high-risk youth and young adults from ages 3 to 24 through a variety of arts programs in multiple disciplines that help them to heal and thrive.

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Youth Served

Ways We Operate

Create Now empowers youth and young adults through a variety of programs based on these four pillars.


Giving artists full support to teach and mentor youth in their neighborhoods.


Providing comprehensive classes in a variety of arts at Title 1 schools.


Giving kids fun experiences at arts festivals, talent shows and mural projects.


Bringing youth and families to concerts, plays, museums and special events.

What People Say

“Two of my teenage girls on probation fell in love with dance after Create Now gave us tickets to see the Los Angeles Ballet. They took classes and then taught ballet to some little girls in our housing projects, who now all want to be ballerinas based on what the older girls do.”

Kimberly McKinney,
Probation Officer, Watts Housing Projects

“Some of our kids deal with high anxiety and different forms of abuse at home. This acting workshop is bringing out a lot of their talents that usually lie dormant. It’s fun and lighthearted and lets them show off their talents like singing, dancing and acting.”

Lionel Ruff,
Youth Counselor, Vista Del Mar

“Partnering with Create Now provides truly individualized and engaging arts instruction to our students. We’ve noticed a remarkable change in them, including an increase in confidence and an awakening of the possibilities outside of the realm of the classroom.”

Mallory Barnes,
Regional Director of Strategic Partnerships, Aspire Charter Schools

Honors & Awards

Besides being recognized by these distinguished organizations, Create Now has also been featured many times in the news.

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