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May 28, 2013

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May 28, 2013

I was approached by a former graduate school classmate of mine about getting involved with Create Now. I was always interested in serving and giving back in a meaningful way but never found quite the right organization. Create Now seems to be just the right fit. It serves such a worthy and necessary cause, and it reaches so many young people who can benefit so much from its services that I had to be involved one way or another. Create Now has done a great job reaching the at-risk youth in the community which is why I've volunteered my time to help it grow and become even greater in accomplishing its mission and vision.

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introduce a more structured approach to providing program services that allows for a narrower and more in depth focus on what the the organization considers to be its differentiating and distinctive strength.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

May 24, 2013

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May 24, 2013

I learned about Create Now as I was researching arts and education-related nonprofits that served youth in need within Los Angeles. After perusing through the Create Now website and learning more about the organization’s mission, vision, and set of programs, I was impressed by everything the organization had accomplished thus far and the impact it has had on so many children. I knew immediately that I wanted to become deeply involved with Create Now in a very active capacity. Given that the arts and music were such an integral part of my upbringing, I wanted to serve the community via these channels and ensure that all at-risk youth had access and exposure to these creative outlets. I started volunteering as a Marketing Committee member and now serve on the Board of Directors. I am honored to be involved with such a wonderful organization.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

June 27, 2012

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June 27, 2012

I have worked with Create Now in a couple different capacities but first got involved in 2009. It is an amazing organization that provides arts mentoring and many other services to at-risk kids throughout Southern California, many of whom are overlooked. I first learned about Create Now in 2009 and immediately wanted to get involved. I have a background in visual arts, so wanted to work with a group on a series of art-making activities. They referred me to a facility in Torrance where I worked with a group of girls to ultimately create a beautiful mural in their group therapy room. The girls worked together seamlessly, enjoyed the process, and felt empowered by the amazing work they did. The work of Create Now has a great impact on everyone involved.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

April 24, 2011

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April 24, 2011

As a presenter who has done dozens of presentations for kids in detention camps all over the Los Angeles area, I can say that I have helped reshape many kids' lives. These events were all facilitated by Create Now! Imagine what it feels like to see immediate attitude shifts in many of these incarcerated kids and then bring some of these kids into my recording studio and actualize their creative dreams. Feel free to contact me to have me play you some music that these kids have created. This is all because of Create Now.

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Bring in a board member with seemingly unlimited resources of funding! We need to spend a great deal of time on fund-raising which of course detracts from the programs...

April 22, 2011

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April 22, 2011

Create Now is a truly grassroots organization that efficiently manages volunteers and community partnerships to provide creative arts resources for kids most in need of them. The accomplishments Create Now has achieved are truly the result of a labor of love and community effort, led by the vision of a very passionate and caring founder.

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I have personally seen kids walk in to a room, arms folded, and upset with their life circumstance (in a homeless shelter or youth detention camp) and walk out proud of the art they have created with a smile on their face. Kids in institutions are forced to follow stringent rules and very strict schedules--the freedom of art--to do what they want with the materials in front of them without anyone telling them what they did was wrong, is so essential to humanity and so lacking in these kids' lives.

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As with any nonprofit, funding is a constant need. Create Now, with a solid history of accomplishments and very strong community partnerships, is an organization worthy of long-term community investment.

September 19, 2010

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September 19, 2010

Create Now has had a significant impact on the lives of all those involved in receiving, providing and administering services. I am encouraged by the direction of the organization and the continued benefits that CN's services will bring.

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

seeing the smiles and enjoyment that Create Now's services bring to at-risk youth as well as the reward that each volunteer receive as a result of their efforts

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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

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