Create Now gives youth-in-need opportunities to find their voices
through arts mentoring and education.  Learn More →

We serve vulnerable children ages 2-21 who have been abused, neglected, abandoned, orphaned (foster youth), homeless, teen parents, victims of domestic violence, children of prisoners, substance abusers, on probation or incarcerated. Our therapeutic programs
include music, visual arts, literary arts, fashion, performing arts, digital media and cultural journeys. These “forgotten children”
are tucked away in group homes, shelters, detention centers, rehab facilities, mental health clinics and special schools throughout Southern California. We also provide arts education in Title 1 schools for disadvantaged youth to prevent dropouts.

Check out photos from our recent 20th Anniversary Celebration at Industriel Urban Farm Cuisine in DTLA!

Since 1996, Create Now has reached over 37,000 at-risk youth in Southern California.


Find out about Create Now, our mission and vision, and the results of our decades of work in the Southern California area.

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