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June 27, 2013

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September 24, 2010

Create now is a wonderful organization that helps and has helped at-risk youth become inspired to do things they never thought possible. It quite literally has saved the lives of kids that have come t... more

June 27, 2013

I've been involved with Create Now! since 2005. I'm proof that this organization is of great benefit to those who seek the help of the folks who work here. As a former at-risk youth, I was offered the chance to change my life via music. I was introduced to a couple of mentors' and was given my very own Alto Saxophone. Recently, Create Now's founder got word that my horn was currently out of commission, and she was kind enough to present me with a brad new one so I can continue to practice toward my goal: to be come an international Jazz musician. Thanks Create Now! for being there every step of the way and supporting me in every way possible!

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I wouldn't make any changes. Create Now runs as any well- organized organization should.

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

September 24, 2010

Create now is a wonderful organization that helps and has helped at-risk youth become inspired to do things they never thought possible. It quite literally has saved the lives of kids that have come to the organization's offices with something as simple as a one-hour lesson with someone who wants to make a difference in people's lives. This wonderful organization needs all the help it can get in order to keep creating life experiences that will last a lifetime.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I was mentored by Smooth Jazz alto saxophonist Michael Lington for an hour, and it changed my life. I never thought that something as simple a one music lesson could change a person so dramatically.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

If I could make changes in this organization, I would get as many people as possible involved in making a difference in people's lives by taking the time to mentor a teen who wants and needs an outlet to express themselves.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The chance to make a complete turnaround in my life, and motivate others to the same.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Some of the greatest people I have ever met. Their giving attitudes are what have motivated me to also give back.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

move into a bigger office in order to have more space to conduct things like workshops, music lessons, motivational workshops and painting for kids and teens who want to find a way to express themselves.

Ways to make it better...

My experience would've been better if this organization could motivate other musicians to give their time to a great cause.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

It's economic state, the lack of publicity, the lack of mentors.

One thing I'd also say is that...

If everyone could at least give one dollar to help out this organization, it would make a huge difference in the lives of so many kids who need it. It would also be great if people with any kind of skill could lend their time to mentor one of these kids.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

April 27, 2011

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April 27, 2011

As a recipient of services from Create Now it is with great pleasure to share how much our kids have enjoyed working with this organization and their volunteers. We have partnered with Create Now for over five years and in this time period, hundreds of our kids were able to experience the warmth and kindness of this program. Thank you for supporting them; they deserve it and their mission and passion are pure.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Hands on with this organization. They partner with us.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

No changes needed. I know how hard they work and financially they could use help!

April 26, 2011

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April 26, 2011

I have worked with Create Now for many years and I must say they are absolutely a distinctive agency that provides fun filed creative and performing arts classes to the at-risk youth living in our transitional living program. As many as 20 youth in each individual class gets to create and transform through song, improve, stand up comedy and dance. For many of them this is a dream come through, and it gives them the opportunity to reach their full potential, and even discover potential they did not know they had.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The result of each class is very rewarding, whether it is an art exhibition or a talent show after several weeks of hard work.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

No changes were needed. Just more funding:)

January 19, 2011

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January 19, 2011

The Los Angeles Youth Network has three shelters in Hollywood serving homelesss youth (12-17). We are licensed for 48 beds and serve about 1,500 youth per year. Our programs include an enrichment component and Create Now has been an incrediable resource for helping us find volunmteers who will donate their time and skills that help us introduce our youth the various elements of society.

Creat Now also introduces us to local cultural and arts programs that are available either for free or at a greatly reduced price.

WE LOVE CREATE NOW

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My job as Volunteer Coordinator at the Los Angeles Youth Network.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I HAVE NO SUGGESTIONS THAT WOULD FALL INTO THIS CATEGORY.

September 27, 2010

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September 27, 2010

Hands down this is the most sincere and dedicated organization I have had the pleasure of working with. My introduction to Create Now began in 1997 when I was in a youth detention facility and attended one of their writing workshops. The volunteer mentor for Create now was so inspired by our work and efforts that she arranged for all the participating youths in the facility to turn our work into a script for a popular TV show "That 70 Show". Not only did we perform for the whole facility but also had the pleasure of performing for the directors, creators, and cast members of the hit show even after we doubted that they would come since we were troubled youths!! Because of Create Now's efforts that day to make the youths that performed feel like ANYTHING was possible and no matter where we all came from or what we have done in the past to get us in that facility we to are important and can love what we do no matter which form of art we choose to express ourselves with. Due to Create Now's dedication and sincere concern in my future I have been fortunate enough to be given the opportunity of pursuing an acting career that has been supported by Create Now's mentors who have assisted me with headshots and acting workshops. This dedication has led to the most important thing that any organization can give a child and that is self worth and confidence to achieve your goals. I will always be grateful for Create Now.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My personal and professional life by having the confidence and support to follow my dreams.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Meeting many people from the entertainment industry that have made it easier to pursue an acting career.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Sincere and passionately involved with their efforts to make a change.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Expand its reach and change the lives of many more children.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

September 22, 2010

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September 22, 2010

Angel's Flight is a 16 bed, 2 week program for at-risk youth ages 10 - 17. We are a part of Catholic Charitites and our comprehensive services of counseling, case management, education and much more are free to all youth in the Greater Los Angeles area. We operate primarily from donations. Create Now! has enriched our program with exposure to many avenues of learning. We have received donated educational materials, tickets to cultural events, resources for the varied needs of our youth and support in our efforts to help our clients not become another statistic. Our program is so much richer for having a relationship with Create Now! which, in itself, is a world-wide effort towards helping not just youth but whole communities towards a better and more fulfilling life.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing lives turned around and witness to our youth becoming caring and productive members of society who have wanted to give back for what they have been given and how they have received support and guidance in a very loving and positive way.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

September 16, 2010

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September 16, 2010

I was introduced to Create Now as an adolescent, and I cannot begin to describe the effect it has had on my life. The outlet it exposed me to, (writing), has been a therapy for me, and I have lived a much happier, healthier, and more productive life as a result. Create Now and its mentors are changing lives, and I look forward to one day being able to give back what it has given to me. Thanks Create Now!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

receiving its services as a mentee.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

duplicate it over and over all across the U.S.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

learning how to write, and always having someone to go to for guidance.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

inspiring people.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

duplicate it over and over again across the U.S... which would be awesome.

Ways to make it better...

n/a

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

funding, and oppressive rules in juvenile institutions.

One thing I'd also say is that...

Create Now Rocks!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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