Community & Volunteer Work
At a very young age, I became interested in being of service to my community and stand up for social justice. I remember growing up in Los Angeles feeling so much empathy for the homeless population and thinking to myself that one day I would help make the world a better place. And now as an adult I feel it is my life calling to help people in whatever ways and means I can.
My Denver Youth Program
Denver Parks & Rec.
Specialized Rec. Instructor working with youth citywide. My Denver, is a City of Denver Mayor endorsed program for the youth of Denver. Duties include traveling to different sites citywide, curriculum development, promotion, teaching and community outreach with an emphasis on art, drama, dance, culture and community.
Opio Haiku Mo’olelo
Kapolei Juvenile Corrections Facility
Free Writing Workshop with incarcerated juvenile adolescence
Kuhio Elementary School
Volunteer Youth workshops
Kindergarten art wk shop and Reading Aloud After-school Program with Native Hawaiian Youth
(Student Parents at Manoa)
University of Hawaii at Manoa,
Community organizing, workshops, promotions
Venice Paint Out
City & County of Los Angeles
ICU ART In Creative Unity
Venice Beach, CA
Youth project coordinator. Duties included painting City of Los Angeles trash cans, later placed throughout the neighborhood and mural art workshop with the youth. Annual event with food and entertainment. In charge of sign up sheet, supplies and teaching workshops.
Los Angeles, CA
Art Workshops and face painting
New Moon Festival
East Los Angeles. CA
Annual Chalk Festival
Children Sidewalk Chalk paintings Coordinator
Community Collaborative Mural
Santa Monica High School
Santa Monica CA
High school mural project with Zender. Tenth through twelfth grade students were challenged to collaborate and develop mural with a theme from the ground up. From developing the theme to sketching, prepping, to painting on the wall. My job was to assist and guide the students through the process with inspiration.
Brentwood Art Center
Art supply donation for children.
Belmont Train Yard
Downtown Los Angeles. CA
Fought to preserve a historic landmark for the city and artists of Los Angeles. Worked with Belmont High students on rallying and protesting the destruction for construction of luxury style apartments. Organized community with the youth through discussions, picket sign making, after school meetings and distributing flyers throughout the neighborhood. Also petitioned city wide and attended public hearings at the court house. At the public hearing in downtown Los Angeles I gave a speech in front of officials and was interviewed by KXLU Public Radio.
Art Workshops with special needs adults and donated art supplies to facility
Grant Writing Workshops
Art/Theatre for Social Change Seminar
Knowledge and tools for grant writing proposals
Volunteer Reiki Healing Sessions for community
Homeless Food Security
501C Fundraising & Board of Directors Member