Create Now is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1996 that helps youth find their voices through arts mentoring and education. We serve vulnerable children from birth to age 24 with our healing programs in writing, visual arts, music, performing arts, fashion, culinary arts and digital media. Kids who have been abused, neglected, homeless, on probation, incarcerated and dealing with other major challenges learn to communicate in a positive manner as they bond with role models who serve as mentors. Our workshops help them to find jobs and careers.
We also prevent abuse, violence and homelessness by providing comprehensive programs in Title 1, continuation and charter schools to low-income students who receive no arts education.
Each year, Create Now brings thousands of these "forgotten children," those who have fallen through the cracks, to concerts, plays and other cultural events at premiere venues in the region. We have directly reached more than 42,000 of the most troubled youth in Southern California during the last 21 years.