My Nonprofit Reviews
Sung Hyun L.
Review for Create Now, Inc., Los Angeles, CA, USA
I was a remote graphic design intern in the summer of 2020, and even though COVID-19 prevented me from meeting the staff in person, I felt like I really got to know the CEO, staff, and board members via e-mail and Zoom.
Volunteering for Create Now, I was pleasantly surprised to be able to contact the CEO, Jill Gurr, directly and frequently. She was responsive to emails and met with me on Zoom weekly to discuss tasks.
In response to COVID-19, Create Now is conducting virtual workshops. You may not see them as much on social media because they protect the identities of youths that they work with, but they are active. On top of providing virtual arts education, Create Now has donated masks, hand sanitizers, and diapers to a low-income area in Los Angeles and hosted a make-up drive for single mothers.
The CEO, staff, and board members are passionate about the arts and truly care about the children. If you would like to volunteer to teach underprivileged children creative or life skills, Create Now is a great place to start. They provide you with training, materials, and a mini celebration at the end of each workshop. Considering the real need for quality arts education and experiences in LA County and Southern California, I appreciate Create Now's involvement with both individual children and schools who would otherwise have little access to the arts.
If you prefer not to teach but would still like to contribute, Create Now can definitely use your skills. I had the opportunity to sit in on a couple of virtual marketing meetings and was impressed with the quality of volunteers. Create Now is not only a great organization to partner with, but it is also a great place to connect with likeminded, professional, and creative people.
Create Now has also received sponsorship or donations from well-known companies, as well as various grants. Check out the website to see the success stories of children whom Create Now has impacted. This organization is established and growing, and you can be part of the many good things they are doing!