Inner-City Arts

Inner-City Arts is a learning oasis in the heart of Los Angeles' Skid Row where professional artists teach students in a real studio environment. Since its inception, Inner-City Arts has served 150,000 of the city's most at-risk children at no cost to the students. Founded in 1989, Inner-City Arts works in partnership with the Los Angeles Unified School District to bring elementary and middle school students to the campus during the school day for instruction in the visual and performing arts. High school students participate in after-school and Saturday programs. National, long-term research proves that students who attend Inner-City Arts' classes show dramatic increases in statewide st...

Inner-City Arts
720 Kohler St.
Los Angeles, CA 90021
United States
213-627-9621
http://www.inner-cityarts.org/

Management Team

Beth Tishler, Susie Goliti, Sharyn Church, Beth Tishler, Bob Bates, Susie Goliti, Jan Kirsch, Ofelia De Los Santos, Tom Grond, Dolores Chavez, Jennifer Carroll, Karin Volpp Gardela, Garmen Shiu

Board of Directors

Robert Smiland, Jonathan Schreter, Beth Tishler, Susie Goliti, Craig Benell, Rick Madden, Joni Topper, Sue Gosney, Sharyn Church, Beth Tishler, Bob Bates, Susie Goliti, Jan Kirsch, Ofelia De Los Santos, Tom Grond, Dolores Chavez, Jennifer Carroll, Karin Volpp Gardela, Garmen Shiu

Mission

Inner-City Arts is a learning oasis in the heart of Los Angeles' Skid Row where professional artists teach students in a real studio environment. Since its inception, Inner-City Arts has served 150,000 of the city's most at-risk children at no cost to the students. Founded in 1989, Inner-City Arts works in partnership with the Los Angeles Unified School District to bring elementary and middle school students to the campus during the school day for instruction in the visual and performing arts. High school students participate in after-school and Saturday programs. National, long-term research proves that students who attend Inner-City Arts' classes show dramatic increases in statewide standardized test scores: 25% in math, 18% in reading, 8% in English proficiency. They also learn skills that are highly valued in the 21st century workforce such as collaboration, and creative and conceptual thinking. Most importantly, students who receive education in the arts are able to create a whole new vision of self - a new world of hope that includes accomplishment and belonging.

Programs

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH Learner-centered, research-based instruction in the visual arts, music, dance, drama, ceramics, digital photography, graphic design, and animation, Inner-City Arts supports academic growth and personal achievement for elementary, middle and high school students especially those most at risk of academic failure-children with Limited English Proficiency living in high-poverty areas. All Inner-City Arts programs, taught by professional teaching artists, are designed to strengthen language development, develop critical thinking skills, promote literacy and improve learning outcomes overall. Most importantly, children and youth who participate in Inner-City Arts programs see themselves as capable of setting and reaching goals. PROGRAMS FOR EDUCATORS Recognizing the urgent need for students to be engaged in their education and to find relevancy in their classroom experiences, the Inner-City Arts - Annenberg Professional Development Program provides training in the arts for classroom teachers, school administrators, teaching artists and community partners. Acknowledging the vital link between student achievement and professional development of educators, the Program provides participants with tools and strategies to create exciting, supportive, learner-centered classrooms that empower both students and educators in being active facilitators of education reform. PROGRAMS FOR PARENTS & FAMILIES Throughout the year, parents and families of children who attend classes at Inner-City Arts come to our campus for culminating performances and exhibitions, celebrations and hands-on learning. Performances and workshops for parents and families in Storytelling, Dance, Drama, Visual Art and Music celebrate the rich cultural traditions that thrive in our communities and enable students, their parents and families to discover the arts together. Weekend Institute programs include hands-on family learning. Throughout the year, live performances and film screenings in The Rosenthal Theater and exhibitions in our galleries bring together invited audiences of family and friends to support student achievement.

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