Engage communities in artistic and cultural expressions that tell their unique stories and serves as a basis for dialogue, interaction and a better understanding of Los Angeles.
Our programs are grounded in the philosophy that culture is a valuable community resource, art is a powerful tool for telling stories and creating change, and artists have an important role to play in the community development process
Ordinary citizens have the power to help meet the challenges facing our neighborhoods, through our sense of connectedness with the place and each other.
Culture is an essential community resource. All communities possess local knowledge and local assets.
Artists have a leadership role to play in community development. Art is a powerful tool, to share stories and create change.
Youth are vital participants in community development processes, their energy, hope, and creativity transcend the limitations of the past to envision new futures.