Community Partners & Collaborators
Otis college of art and design, creative action integrated learning
Creative Action is an integrated learning program that introduces students to compelling social and environmental issues within their community through a series of core courses. We partner with local and international community organizations to identify and solve real-world environmental problems and social issues. In a project-based course, you’ll engage your research, leadership, and collaboration skills with a multidisciplinary team of classmates.
Freewaves creates public media art events that bring diverse audiences and independent media artists together in dialogue on current issues and promotes innovative and people-centered cultural engagement through project-specific platforms – multiple, scalable, online, at established and nontraditional venues.
MKE/LAX, Sara Daleidan
MKE<->LAX facilitates cultural exchange and civic engagement between and within two American regions, with Milwaukee and Los Angeles as epicenters. The agency collaboratively produces residencies, programs, developments and other place-based initiatives.
Ethiopian Cultural Center
The mission of the Little Ethiopia Cultural & Resource Center (LECRC) is to advance the social, economic and cultural well-being of Ethiopians and other communities in the Greater Los Angeles Region through a comprehensive community development strategy that includes; advocacy, self-sufficiency, economic development, affordable housing, promotion of small businesses, neighborhood empowerment, social services and cultural education, and preservation.
Peace Over Violence
Peace Over Violence is a nonprofit 501c3, multicultural, community based and volunteer centered organization dedicated to building healthy relationships, families and communities free from sexual, domestic and interpersonal violence. To achieve this mission our agency manages five departments delivering the services of Emergency, Intervention, Prevention, Education and Advocacy.
Painted Brain creates lasting community-based solutions to mental health challenges and the impact of social injustice through arts, advocacy, and enterprise.
Spirit Awakening is a 501(c)(3) arts organization dedicated to helping at-risk youth and children in the juvenile justice system realize their spiritual identity. We use meditation, creative writing, improvisation and visual arts to build character and raise self-esteem one child at a time.
Los Angeles Center for Photography
The mission of the Los Angeles Center of Photography is to build a community of dedicated photographers and to strengthen the importance of photography as an art form. This is achieved by providing education, scholarships, grants, exhibits, public programs and events, focused programming for youth and low-income families, and community outreach.
Our goal is to encourage Los Angeles County residents to practice safer sex by using condoms.