Non-Profit Donations Initiatives
2022 - InsideOUT Writers
Their mission is to reduce juvenile recidivism by providing a range of services that meets the unique needs of currently and formerly incarcerated youth and young adults.
Using creative writing as a catalyst for personal transformation, these young people are empowered with the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully re-integrate into our communities and become advocates for their futures.
2021 - Street Poets, Inc.
A non-profit poetry-based peace-making organization dedicated to the creative process as a force for individual and community transformation.
We raised $1,228 through matching donations for every Behind the Vision book sold from November 1st - December 31st 2021
In 1995, Street Poets founder Chris Henrikson began teaching a poetry workshop in an L.A. County Juvenile Probation Camp as a volunteer through the Writers Guild of America. In 1997, he and the alumni of that workshop, known collectively as Street Poets, joined forces with the NYC-based DreamYard Project to form DreamYard/LA. Street Poets worked under that fiscal umbrella from 1997 to 2005 when they made the decision to reclaim their original name and become Street Poets Inc., an independent CA non-profit corporation 501(c)3.