Tierra del Sol Foundation
Tierra empowers people with disabilities to fulfill their potential and desire to become productive citizens who are accepted, included, and valued for their contributions to the community.
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- CONNECT ·2016 Grants Challenge·🎉 Winner
Pathways to Employment through Professional Volunteerism
Tierra del Sol Foundation will empower adults with developmental disabilities to achieve a life of meaning, acceptance, value, and inclusion, via professional volunteerism as a pathway to employment.
- CREATE ·2015 Grants Challenge
Empowering Artists with Disabilities to Fill the Creative Industry Employment Gap
1 in 6 children are being born with developmental disabilities - such as Autism and Down syndrome - requiring lifelong support, adding to over 830,000 California adults with developmental disabilities. Our cultural landscape will be stunted if we don’t help the artists among this population to express themselves. Tierra will identify people who are artistically gifted, and empower them to build careers, increasing employment in creative industries such as animation, ceramics, and commercial art.