Create Now’s programming focuses on eight main areas: Visual Arts, Music, Literary Arts, Digital Media, Performing Arts, Fashion, Culinary Arts, and Cultural Journeys.
Our programs vary from one-hour events to longer-term workshops of 12-16 weeks. All programs are customized to meet the needs of the youth, as well as our volunteers and partner agencies.
We recruit and train our volunteer mentors, as well as professional teaching artists, and help them to develop curricula that follow California Common Core State Standards.
Job preparation and career development is emphasized throughout all of our programs.
Create Now provides all the materials, resources and ongoing support for our programs. All of our workshops culminate with a fun party and gift bags with unique Certificates of Completion and lasting souvenirs for each student.
The evaluation of our programs utilize highly-acclaimed pre- and post surveys, plus ETO (Efforts to Outcomes) software to measure criteria established by the Department of Education. This includes teacher, student and parent participation and feedback, which are linked to student academic achievement.