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Review for Aviva Family and Children's Services, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Create Now is a nonprofit that provides arts education and mentoring to at-risk and high-risk youth, especially those who have been abused, neglected and left homeless. While we offer a variety of free programs to the 100+ youth agencies in our network (thanks to our donors), it's often challenging to find partners who take advantage of the classes we offer for their clients in music, dance, fashion, culinary - ALL the arts. Many of the administrators are too busy or don't see the value in providing therapeutic arts workshops that can help youth and young adults to heal. For the past 20 years, Aviva/ Wallis House has collaborated with our nonprofit to implement all kinds of programs. They've opened their doors so we could provide their clients with tickets to concerts and plays at premier venues and much more. Recently, we partnered on a Creative Writing workshop during the Covid-19 pandemic that brought a great deal of pleasure to the students. They all received beautiful journals and backpacks thanks to a Create Now supporter, and everyone benefited. Without agencies like Aviva Family and Children's Services, these young women would have missed out. At the same time, their staff connected our charity to a wonderful Halloween project with Big Sunday that's going to bring much joy to many young people. We're very grateful to have Aviva Family and Children's Services in our community. Together we can make a difference!

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