Social Media for Social Good

Los Angeles’ Skid Row is widely recognized as the homeless capital of the world where thousands of people are without shelter every night. But what is invisible in this equation are the children of the inner city — 30,000 of them living within a two and a half mile radius of downtown Los Angeles. Given […]

Inner-City Arts And Social Media Week LA

Social Media Week is proud to partner with Inner-City Arts, for over twenty years, an oasis of learning, achievement and creativity for underserved children in the heart of Skid Row. They provide a safe place for kids to express themselves, “to fuel the dreams of children, especially those living in poverty who may believe dreams […]

LAUSD Partners with Inner-City Arts to Win $1.3 Million Grant

The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Arts Education Branch, together with Inner-City Arts, has been awarded a four-year, $1.3 million U.S. Department of Education Model Development and Dissemination Arts Education grant. The grant is a project of Los Angeles Unified School District working in partnership with Inner-City Arts, a nonprofit organization providing arts learning […]

Can Architects Change the World?

As the economy puts the skids on McMansions, Dubai towers, and all the projects that might give architects a bad name, Frances Anderton thought it time to correct some misconceptions. “Architects have strong egos, but they also have strong ideals,” said Anderton, host of KCRW’s DnA: Design and Architecture. In an event co-sponsored by the […]

Hopes from Big Sunday: Inner-City Arts

Today, take a look at these stories from Inner-City Arts, an “oasis of learning, achievement and creativity in the heart of Skid Row, and a vital partner in the work of creating a safer, healthier Los Angeles.” On Big Sunday weekend, dozens of volunteers came together from across the City of Los Angeles for a […]

Designed to Help Uplift the Poor

LIKE almost every other American architect who came to prominence in the recent gilded age, Michael Maltzan built his reputation with commissions for prestigious museums and luxurious private houses. In 2002 he garnered national attention for his graceful design for the temporary Museum of Modern Art in Queens. His most recent projects include a flying-saucer-like […]