Thanks to you, I hit my goal. :)
December 16, 2016
Before December 31st, I want to raise $1,000 for Inner-City Arts. There are so many reasons to make a gift to this amazing organization which I have been privileged to be a part of for nearly 2 1/2 years, but I want to tell you about the reasons that I connect with the most.
The creativity of our students is amazing. Their ideas, and the artwork they are capable of producing, even more so. Our service has been studied and has shown demonstrated improvement for them in Math, English, and Creativity. Our Professional Development Institute is incredible, reaching teachers, educators, and school administrative staff across the city of Los Angeles.
But what I connect to most, are the things I hear from students again and again, no matter what age they are, or how long they've been taking our classes.
And that is, at Inner-City Arts, they feel home. They feel safe, and they feel free. Free to express themselves in an open and affirming space. Free to share their voice, knowing that whatever they choose to share has value, and as an individual they will be listened to and heard. Finally that especially in this community that cares for them, we will honor their identity and experiences.
So if you think that is worth supporting this holiday season, please make a donation to Inner-City Arts today. Your gift will have an impact on the life of a young person in Los Angeles that will last them the rest of their lives.
And on behalf of the staff, students, and every member of the Inner-City Arts community. Thank you!