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Arts for Humanity!


I am writing on behalf of Arts for Humanity!, a local arts outreach organization that serves at risk youth, people with disabilities, and seniors through programs in the visual and performing arts. Our extensive Internship Program trains the next generation of community leaders by providing opportunities in the arts and social service.  Interns assist Arts for Humanity!in many ways, as teachers, artists, performers, photographers, videographers, and with development, outreach PR, and marketing. These special students enrich themselves while changing the lives of others.
Mission Statement:
Founded in 1997, Arts for Humanity! is a Santa Barbara based non-profit that empowers low income at-risk youth, persons with disabilities, and the elderly through participatory performing and visual arts programs.  In partnership with talented student interns, local artists, and community organizations, Arts for Humanity! cultivates creativity and gives a voice to the underserved. Our transformational arts programs bridge generational, social, and economic divides to make the arts accessible to all. Arts for Humanity! believes in a world where the arts are integral to our lives, where we celebrate both our differences and our commonality through the power of the arts.
Through our Internship Program in conjunction with our Community Expressive Arts Program, student interns gain invaluable hands-on training and leadership experience. The opportunity for interns to earn up to 4 units of credit for their work with Arts for Humanity! isavailable.
Arts for Humanity! programs provide unique learning opportunities for our interns, and exciting art opportunities for our constituents; students eager to express themselves through the arts.  Please let us know if you are interested in filling any of these openings. Currently, we have opportunities for interns to work as artist/facilitators at the following facilities:
If you are you interested in learning to teach Art, Dance or Drama – the following artist/facilitator positions are available:
S.B. Housing Authority – Assist teaching an Art Class to youth, the following dates are available: (ride available with our fellow intern)
Mondays once or twice a month from 5:00 – 7:00pm
Fridays once or twice a month from 3:30-5:30pm
Teen Extreme- Assist teaching an Art Class to youth
             Fridays once every other month from 6:30-8pm
Boys & Girls Club - West Campus at El Devereux, (very near campus)
        Thursdays 1.5 hour class, any time slot after 3pm
Transition Program (for teens with developmental disabilities)
            Mondays - 9:00-10:30 at San Marcos High School
            Wednesdays - 12-2:00 at SBCC
Goleta Boys & Girls Club, starting next quarter, (on Hollister)
  Thursdays from 3:00 – 5:30, teach two classes for 1st-6th  graders
Downtown Boys and Girls, Creative Arts Class Mentorship Experience
Any day of the week – between the hours of 3:00- 6:00 working with 1st – 7th graders (must commit through fall quarter)
Unique opportunity to assist a wonderful art teacher, Bill Vicar – learn teaching skills and great art activities
Twelve35 Teen Center, Teaching art or theater classes
           Any day of the week-- between the hours of 3:00-6:00pm (1.5 hr class weekly)
 Also, let us know if you would like to help out behind the scenes of the non-profit world in areas such as PR and Marketing, photography, videography, and development.
Contact Creative/Executive Director, Karsen Lee Gould at:
Create@artsforhumanity.com, let us know your area of interest and your phone #.
Thanks so much!