SUPPORT OUR 2019 CULTURAL JOURNEYS
Create Now needs your help to provide 2,000+ youth with our Cultural Journeys programs this year. Through your support, kids facing homelessness, abuse, neglect, and other challenges will find relief and joy as they experience live concerts, plays and unique events. Please contribute whatever you can - every dollar helps at-risk and high-risk youth to change their lives.
We empower youth through arts education and mentoring.
Total Youth Served
Founded in 1996, Create Now serves children and young adults from ages 3 to 24 (transitional-age foster youth) through arts programs in music, fashion, writing, visual arts, digital media and culinary arts.
Through Cultural Journeys, each year we bring thousands of youth to concerts, museums, circuses, plays and unique events at premier venues.
We reach at-risk children from low-income families and focus on foster youth who have faced abuse and neglect or been orphaned, and those kids dealing with homelessness, incarceration or similar challenges – the “forgotten children.”
Create Now has reached more than 45,000 of the most vulnerable youth in Southern California during the last 23 years.
Create Now’s programming focuses on eight main areas
Psomas “Paper Yacht Challenge”
Create a City
Create a Mural 2018
Our Power of the Arts Festivals are popular events where low-income children, including foster youth and children facing homelessness whom we serve, get the chance to spend a few hours enjoying all kinds of arts activities, like Open Mic Talent Shows where every...
We are so grateful to Psomas, one of the largest engineering consulting firms in the nation, for donating the proceeds from their 11th Annual "Paper Yacht Challenge" to Create Now. This popular event took place on April 18th in the large fountain at the City National...
Our partner Union Rescue Mission on Skid Row is a temporary shelter for 150-180 children. Facing homelessness is a struggle for youth. They often feel anxious and stressed when living under such difficult circumstances. Studies reveal these kids have higher levels of...
Ten years ago, Erica Katz volunteered through Create Now to teach arts and crafts projects to children facing homelessness at the San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission shelter, now located in Northridge. It was such a rewarding experience that Erica has returned, along...
Los Angeles County has more foster youth than anywhere in the nation - 30,000. These kids face tremendous challenges when aging out of the DCFS system at age 18. They have moved to an average of eight different foster homes and schools, which makes them feel unwanted....
Crittenton Services for Children and Families in Orange County serves clients who come from homes where neglect and abuse are the norm, where homelessness and desperation are ordinary parts of survival. Many are separated from their families, either because of their...
There are more than 50,000 students in continuation high schools in California. These kids are at high-risk of dropping out. They’re behind in credits or may need a flexible schedule. While the requirements to graduate from alternative schools are the same, the...
Create Now provides music, writing and visual arts programs at a number of Title 1, continuation and charter schools with limited (if any!) arts education. We're excited to continue our collaboration with Camino Nuevo Jose Castellanos Elementary School this semester...
Each year, Create Now’s Cultural Journeys program provides thousands of the most marginalized kids in Southern California with the opportunity to experience live stage performances, concerts at iconic venues, museum tours, plus fun times at the circus and unique...
As the Thanksgiving holiday arrives, we feel grateful for all that life has to offer. However, not everyone is fortunate. Did you know there are 63,000 homeless children in Los Angeles? This season, Create Now is feeling appreciative for the the opportunity to...