Our programs introduce students to the power of the arts as well as learn valuable skills that lead to jobs and careers across multiple industries. This funding will help ensure that we continue to obtain the resources necessary to provide quality programming to our participants.
What is the primary issue area that your application will impact?
K-12 STEAM Education
In which areas of Los Angeles will you be directly working?
City of Los Angeles
In what stage of innovation is this project, program, or initiative?
Expand existing project, program, or initiative
What is your understanding of the issue that you are seeking to address?
We invite the Goldhirsh Foundation to invest in Create Now’s mission to empower youth and young adults through arts in multiple disciplines with a grant for general operating support. Our programs introduce students to the power of the arts as well as learn valuable skills that lead to jobs and careers across multiple industries. This funding will help ensure that we continue to obtain the resources necessary to provide quality programming to our participants.
Describe the project, program, or initiative this grant will support to address the issue.
This will allow us to continue to provide programming to the community we serve. Within the past 25 years we have served 50,000 kids. This will ensure that we can continue to expand our outreach.
Describe how Los Angeles County will be different if your work is successful.
With Los Angeles being known as the “Creative Capital of the World,” our kids should truly understand careers they can pursue here in their future. The more opportunities we can introduce our youth too, the more likely they will be able to have a successful future.
What evidence do you have that this project, program, or initiative is or will be successful, and how will you define and measure success?
The way that we can measure our impact is by conducting surveys at the conclusion of our programs. We have the ability to provide more for youth that are interested in the arts after the initial programming. This year alone we have had the pleasure of connecting students with scholarship opportunities through our programming.
Approximately how many people will be impacted by this project, program, or initiative?
Direct Impact: 1,000
Indirect Impact: 1,700