Families living on Skid Row struggle with finding ways to build joyful, bonding moments in the midst of high uncertainty, stress and struggle. The Mitchenor Foundation’s Friday Night Family Dance Class offers our families just these opportunities. These types of opportunities help parents and children build vital memories, help both to manage the stress of living in high turnover living conditions, and to simply have fun moving their bodies.
-THE UNION RESCUE MISSION SHELTER
Skid Row, Los Angeles
Providing Visual and Performing Arts Education courses to children in under served communities.
The Mitchenor Foundation recognizes the direct impact of Arts Education on children's academic achievement, self discipline, cognitive development, motor skills and graduation rates.
While most public schools provide little or no Arts Education, TMF reaches children who are in transient conditions with inconsistent housing and schools.
Our specific intention is to impact children living in homeless shelters and communities that are not afforded the opportunity of a traditional public or charter school Art Education. To date, we have served over 2,500 children across the world from the U.S. to Uganda, Africa.