2018 Updates: We’ve come so far!

mural unveiling

Just when I don’t think I can fit any more gratitude in this very happy heart of mine… the last six months have proven me wrong.

Each week since you heard from us last has been filled with incredible examples of connection, sharing and friendships with our kids and community partners. Each month we have been gifted with more caring and loving humans who are excited to join our family of staff, volunteers and supporters. And it seems like every day now we have the kind of moments I dreamed of having when I started Arts Bridging the Gap Continue reading “2018 Updates: We’ve come so far!”

Our right to make art, eat yummy food and be safe in our community

03efc-19956049_10154647836880848_7828069828798169783_o.jpgArts Bridging the Gap was honored to host a very special event this past Saturday in the home of our founder and Executive Director, Georgia (me :))

For the past two years we have had a summer bbq to bring families together to celebrate love, family and sharing with art and food. This year was no exception, although we added two very meaningful and important elements.

The first was a fun sharing of art and empathy with the children in Uganda from Integrate Bayouth Dreams. Continue reading “Our right to make art, eat yummy food and be safe in our community”

A great honor to be recognized and give our children a voice

We are not usually the type to sell our own press but… We are very excited to say we have been officially acknowledged by the California State Assembly, The US House of Reps and the LA City Council for our work with children. As part of the United Chambers of Commerce Inspirational Women’s Luncheon our founder Georgia van Cuylenburg was given the chance to speak about the importance of giving our communities a voice, of having everyone know their story and of everyone doing what they can to change that story.

We want to thank the Chamber for this honor and are so grateful for a day to speak on behalf of all of our children.

Continue reading “A great honor to be recognized and give our children a voice”

SHARING ART AND FRIENDSHIP WITH CHILDREN IN UGANDA

We are so very full of joy at having started a Penpal/Artshare program between our children and the children of Integrated Bayouth Dreams in Uganda.

Each month we choose a theme and our kids create a postcard with a piece of art and questions for their buddy and then the children in Uganda respond with theirs. We are so overwhelmed with the gratitude and love it is encouraging in both groups of kids  and we are excited to see these friendships develop. Continue reading “SHARING ART AND FRIENDSHIP WITH CHILDREN IN UGANDA”

GIRLS MAKE VR AT VRLA 2017

Girls Make VRWe are still buzzing from the enthusiasm and excitement at our latest GIRLS MAKE VR workshop at VRLA FALL. We filled all 25 spaces within days of opening up applications and both the girls and their families packed the room full of interest, passion and curiosity.

The girls learned basic unity creations skills and were able to interact with their creations in VR as they developed. They enjoyed lunch, sponsored by The VR Fund, and were then chaperoned around the VRLA exhibit hall to meet with developers and professionals in the VR industry. Continue reading “GIRLS MAKE VR AT VRLA 2017”