Join Us to Transform LA's Future
A Campaign with Youth at the Center
Youth + Artists + Community Members using storytelling as the basis for creating an artistic vision for a post-crisis city in which everyone thrives.
To address local challenges and - most importantly - to build on local assets, youth are engaged in leadership roles, cultivating their voices as they develop creativity and artistic skills, and increasing their civic participation, community connection and agency.
We invite you to be part of the visioning and art making process:
- SHARE your stories and vision in a story circle
- JOIN as a youth artist, youth mentor, artist or apprentice artist
- BECOME a media, advocacy, or funding partner
- JOIN the planning, organizing, and peer fundraising teams
- SHARE the campaign with your networks
- Make a donation
Let's Make an Impact Together
- $10 honors 1 youth artist with a certificate of recognition
- $25 supplies 1 youth artist with needed art materials
- $50 supplies 2 youth artists with needed art materials
- $100 supports an artist facilitator to gather local stories
- $250 sponsors 1 virtual story circle
- $500 provides 5 youth with guidance from a mentor
- $1000 sponsors 4 virtual story circles across L.A.
Procession at the Music Center: Plaza for All
Contribute to LA Commons to Invest in LA's Future
For those who donate $50 or more, we would like to thank you with a handmade artwork.
Artist Alfonso Aceves, who has mentored youth artists through LA Commons programs in MacArthur Park in partnership with CARECEN, is designing and screen printing a limited edition bandana for Creating Our Next LA.
Bandana Design by Alfonso Aceves
Give voice to everyone in our city and knit together our diverse neighborhoods into a cohesive whole. Please partner with us to fund the leadership of artists and youth in collaboration with communities to engage everyone’s imagination to create societal transformations to benefit us all.