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.
We will be donating $2.00 to InsideOUT Writers for every Behind the Vision book sold and new Patreon subscriber we receive from April 1st - June 1st 2022. If you would like to support our efforts to raise money for this great organization, check out our Behind the Vision Bookstore and sign up for our Patreon page to listen to interviews we have with authors and audio recordings of the poems and stories written by the authors we published in 2021, uploaded in chapters each week.
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.