Mentoring Youth through the Arts

MicheleNews, Updates

Agency Eleven is honored to acknowledge the achievements and contributions of art scholar, Alma Catalan.

Alma grew up in Boyle Heights, a Los Angeles community historically populated by Mexican, Central American, Jewish, Russian and Japanese immigrants. Today she is mentoring first generation, inner-city college bound young people in Los Angeles at the Urban Foundation’s, Kid City program.

What makes a great mentor outside of enthusiasm and commitment? Real world experience.

While mentoring youth in Los Angeles,  Alma has also been pursuing her Masters in Arts Management at Claremont Graduate University, participating in a fellowship program for Latino emerging museum scholars in Washington D.C., and this winter she will be traveling to Mexico City as a participant in the highly competitive DACA Dreamer Delegation Program where she will visit corporations and universities, and meet with Mexican students and government officials.

These are only a few of the reasons we feel it’s important to see Alma complete her final year at Claremont Graduate School. Most importantly, is the asset she is for inner-city youth who gravitate to for guidance and her enthusiasm.

Learn more about how your contribution towards Alma’s tuition is 100% tax-deductible and an investment in the quality of life of the many young Angelenos Alma mentors. gofund.me/2sjee2c