ABOUT THE co-FOUNDERS
The Arts for Incarcerated Youth Network (AIYN) provides structure and coordination for the collaborative work of community-based arts education organizations serving youth in the Los Angeles County juvenile justice system. AIYN envisions a future where youth are empowered and the systems that serve them are transformed by centering arts as a healing strategy, and as a way to build the wellbeing of young people and their communities. AIYN serves justice-impacted youth in the Los Angeles County, leveraging the reach and expertise of its members to amplify impact, provide thought leadership for the field, and serve as a model for effective collaboration.
AIYN member organizations include The Actors’ Gang, Armory Center for the Arts, artworxLA, Boyle Heights Arts Conservatory, Dance for Healing, Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles, InsideOut Writers, Jail Guitar Doors, Rhythm Arts Alliance, Street Poets Inc., Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural, The Unusual Suspects Theatre Company, Versa-Style Dance, and WriteGirl/Bold Ink Writers.