Party Corps supports small non-profit organizations by raising their public visibility, providing access to new supporters, and producing music-based events on behalf of select organizations.
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Arts & Culture
Mission Statement: The foundation of Little Opera is putting opera in the hands of children. Using real artists as models of artistic excellence, children and adult artists engage in the creation of original, all kid driven work. The result: A little opera. The vision of Little Opera is to create great humans through meaningful artistic experiences. Exploding the cultural assumption that opera is not for everyone, we believe that kids can create anything, and through creating, learn anything. We believe that good things happen when adults and children create work as equal partners, and that there is no great separation between work and play.
Description: Little Opera is a new all kids Opera Company in San Francisco that brings meaningful artistic experiences to children who would otherwise not have access to arts education. For seven months, Little Opera students spend three hours a week together creating an opera. From writing a story, to perfecting the libretto, composing music, designing and building sets and costumes, and performing the finished piece, students do it all. Every other session throughout the year features a master class taught by professional artists across a variety of disciplines. In this way, Little Opera students gain the skills needed to create their original work, while at the same time engaging with the professional arts community of the Bay Area.
Horizons Unlimited of San Francisco. Inc.
Mission Statement: Mission: Horizons Unlimited of San Francisco, Inc. is a youth development and empowerment organization rooted in community service and advocacy. Culturally competent and linguistically sensitive programs are driven by the needs of our youth and reflect the diversity of the population serviced. Horizons primary goal is to engage, educate, and inspire youth.
Description: Horizons Unlimited of San Francisco, Inc. (Horizons), is a community based organization, located in the northeast sector of the Mission District; and has historically been a major point of access for Latino native, immigrant, newcomer, and other youth of color and their families. Horizons was established in 1965 by a small group of community individuals to provide employment and education opportunities for at risk youth. In the 1970’s Horizons provided job readiness services through Federal work programs, and began to offer substance abuse prevention and substance abuse treatment services in 1985, gender specific services (for young women) in 1994, youth specific employment services in 1990; entrepreneurial services in 2000, and gender specific (for young men) in 2008. Horizons has a history of providing culturally competent high appeal programs, that are based on Horizons theory of change (which is predicated on the notion that change is only possible when it is envisioned and desired, is tied to a personal belief system, celebrates cultural values and traditions, understands and considers risk factors and incorporates appropriate protective factors, and uses assets as a means for attainment of client driven goal), evidenced and community best practices, and youth development and leadership principles that promotes inclusiveness and youth becoming stakeholders in their own success. It has been our intention to unite and prioritize the health of Latino and other youth of color and their families who have been exposed to violence and trauma, yet lack access to, and face stigmatization in seeking prevention and treatment services.
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Girls Leadership Institute
Mission Statement: The Girls Leadership Institute is changing the face of leadership. We inspire girls to be true to themselves by teaching the practices of emotional intelligence, assertive self-expression and healthy relationships, giving girls the skills and confidence to live as leaders.
Description: For ten years, the Girls Leadership Institute (GLI) has awakened thousands of girls to a life of authentic leadership. Co-founded by bestselling author and girl-expert Rachel Simmons, we are a national nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization providing transformational programs to girls, their parents, and their educational communities. At GLI, we offer camps and workshops designed to teach girls, educators and parents the core practices of emotional intelligence, healthy relationships, and assertive self-expression. Taught by professional, salaried instructors, all GLI programs use interactive lessons and theatre-based techniques to help girls connect with their emotions and practice the tools of building healthy, authentic relationships. The courses are age-appropriate and progressive, following girls’ developmental needs from grade school through high school.
Mission Statement: Streets Alive combines Art and Nature in the urban landscape by Transforming neglected spaces into public art and public gardens.
Description: Streets Alive!, an initiative of Earth Island Institute, works to promote community engagement and reclamation and improvement of public space. Our current initiatives include working with local artists to install sustainability themed artwork on utility boxes, and planting native and drought-tolerant plants in medians and neglected parklets. Streets Alive! engages and inspires communities and decision makers about the concepts and application of Sustainable principles. By using art as the platform for storytelling and communication, Streets Alive! turns neglected urban landscapes and infrastructure into vibrant art pieces and community gathering spaces.
Our Experience With Party Corps: Party Corps has helped other organizations fiscally sponsored by Earth Island Institute, such as Women's Earth Alliance.
The Nile Project
Mission Statement: Transform the Nile basin from an intractable geopolitical conflict to a model for regional cooperation and a wellspring of environmental resources.
Description: The Nile Project inspires, educates and empowers Nile citizens to work together to boost the sustainability of their ecosystem. Cross-cultural musical collaborations inspire curiosity, generate empathy, and promote dialogue. Informal workshops build on this paradigm shift to lead participants to uncover Nile challenges, explore solutions and discover their roles in achieving a more sustainable river basin. The Nile Network motivates them to take part of initiatives relevant to their expertise.
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Bread & Roses
Mission Statement: Hope and Healing through Live Music. Bread & Roses is dedicated to uplifting the human spirit by providing free, live, quality entertainment to people who live in institutions or are otherwise isolated from society. Our performances (1) enrich the soul and promote wellness through the healing power of the performing arts; (2) create a sense of community for our professional performers, with a non-commercial setting in which they can donate their talents to inspire and be inspired; and (3) provide an opportunity for non-performing volunteers to contribute a variety of skills and resources that support our humanitarian services and increase the impact of donor contributions. In carrying out its mission, Bread & Roses seeks to create a social awareness of people who are isolated from society, and to encourage the development of similar organizations in other communities.
Description: Bread & Roses serves about 120 agencies throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, presenting 600+ shows per year to approximately 30,000 audience members - elders, adults, teens and children - in convalescent homes, hospitals, drug & alcohol rehabilitation centers, homeless shelters, special needs schools, detention facilities and more. We book performers in residential and day facilities serving people who would not otherwise have the opportunity to experience live music and other live performance. We have over 1200+ volunteer performers, including musicians (in a wide variety of genres), comedians, dancers, magicians, storytellers, etc.
Our Experience With Party Corps:
Not yet, but we have just agreed to work together, and Bread & Roses is enthusiastic about the collaboration.
Mission Statement: CoachArt's mission is to improve the quality of life for children with chronic illnesses and their siblings by providing free lessons in the arts and athletics.
Description: CoachArt programs offer patients and siblings free lessons in the arts and athletics. We do this through our outpatient mentoring, activity clinics, in-hospital workshops and community events. The core of the CoachArt program is our outpatient mentoring where students are matched for 12 weekly lessons with qualified volunteer mentors skilled in the arts and athletics. activity clinics provide short- term instructive settings, for a small group of youth to learn a new skill and interact with other children. Our in-hospital workshops are monthly activity sessions that occur in one of our hospital or healthcare partner facilities. community events provide cultural, educational and recreational activities in the community for our patients and their families.
Children's Creativity Museum
Mission Statement: The Children’s Creativity Museum is an interactive art and technology museum for kids. Our mission is to nurture the 3C’s of 21st-century skills – Creativity, Collaboration and Communication – in all youth and families. We believe that the ability to think critically, collaborate broadly, communicate effectively and generate and prototype multiple solutions, is the core of a 21st-century education. We envision a world where creativity, collaboration and communication inspire new ideas and innovative solutions. We believe that the success of the next generation will hinge not only on what they know, but also on their ability to think and act creatively as global citizens.
Description: At the Children’s Creativity Museum, we are transforming the way kids learn. We move from the conventional approach of play to one of invention. We shift the focus from media consumption to media production. We promote collaboration over independence and engagement over isolation. These principles – combined with our educational approach that encourages kids to imagine, create and share – provide a new model for nurturing core 21st-century skills.