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June 2019 Visit Our Web Site
 Painting the Big Picture

Hope Street students drawing and painting on large pieces of canvas that will be displayed at the museum. Adam Simmons (left) and the A+D Museum Diversity & Community Committee talk with Hope Street students after they created their art.

Mentors from the Architecture + Design (A+D) Museum visited Hope Street on May 1st to introduce our After-School program students to culturally diverse artists including Frida Kahlo, Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat as preparation for the students’ visit to the museum the following week.

Hope Street youth traveled to the museum in the Arts District to paint, color, and draw on large canvases as part of its Celebrate Play initiative. The A+D Museum works with downtown Los Angeles youth organizations to celebrate and promote progressive architecture and design in everyday life. The A+D Museum features important regional, national and international designers’ work and serves as a forum for contemporary issues in architecture, urbanism, and design.

Hope Street would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Adam Simmons, Herman Miller Business Development Manager and Architecture + Design Museum Diversity & Community Committee Chair, who was instrumental in coordinating the students’ visit.

Volunteer Spotlight: AEG

Fourteen AEG team members from the Los Angeles Convention Center visited Hope Street.
Staff of longtime supporter AEG visited Hope Street recently to volunteer with our After-School Youth Center and Early Childcare programs. AEG team members spent the afternoon engaged in a fast-paced game of kick-ball and playing with children at two of Hope Street’s Childcare Centers.

Local Gallery Exhibits Hope Street Art

Hope Street students chose words that describe who they are and who they would like to be.

Scupltures of the children's hands on display. Student self-portraits with fabric “petals” that represent different areas of their lives, such as family, friends, and happiness.
Hope Street’s Youth Center kids are featured in an exhibit at GOmez ARTS gallery across the street from our Margolis Family Center. The exhibition, “I AM”, showcases Hope Street students’ artwork representing self-reflection and identification. Owner, artist and educator, Michelle Gomez, guided students through the creation of four styles of art that are designed to help them  capture who they are through paint, fabric, clay, and mirrors.

The Hope Street “I AM” exhibit will be open through June. The studio is located at 429 Venice Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90015 and is open by appointment. If you are interested in visiting, please contact Michelle Gomez at (818) 383-3436.

Summer of Science Begins!

Students learn about aerodynamics by constructing and shaping dragsters  to race with each other. 

During Chemistry Week, students learn how to identify and differentiate various types of chemical reactions.

This year’s Summer of Science is set to begin on June 17th and will run through August 7th with 140 youth enrolled in the five day a week program which includes hands-on, project-based learning. This summer’s learning themes include robotics, engineering, kinesiology, chemistry, anatomy, and space. A weekly field trip will reinforce the themes and encourage students to apply what they have learned. This program is crucial to help bridge the achievement gap that can happen over the summer months as low-income families may have limited access to educational enrichment programs and students can fall behind their peers.

Thanks to the generous supporters of our annual Champions for Children Luncheon, the Summer of Science program is able to provide an innovative curriculum that inspires learning and exploration of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) subjects. If you’d like to visit Hope Street to see the program in action, please contact Sarah Winfrey, Development Officer, at (213) 742-5869 or 


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