Contact: Jeanne Meyers FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE [email protected]
MY HERO SALON SERIES AT CAPSHAW-SPIELBERG CENTER FOR ARTS AND EDUCATIONAL JUSTICE
LOS ANGELES, CA – The MY HERO Project has established a new home for its Media Arts Education Program, at the Capshaw-Spielberg Center for Arts and Educational Justice in Santa Monica, the cornerstone structure of the new Herb Alpert Educational Village. To celebrate this new community and introduce its award-winning programs to the general public, The MY HERO Project will be hosting a monthly series, the MY HERO Salon, on the Third Thursday of each month.
On April 17, 2014 we will be hosting the Jazz and Poetry Salon with special performances by New Roads student musicians and local poets! We will also feature short film clips about Jazz and Poetry to inspire the soul. We hope that you can join us for this uplifting event!
The evening Salons will be a combination of casual get-together and public forum, with guest speakers, film screenings, musical performances and lively discussion. These family-friendly events, which are open to the public, will each have a theme that echoes the Capshaw-Spielberg Center’s commitment to education and social justice.
The MY HERO Project is one of ten nonprofit organizations that were invited to become part of the center, which is part of the New Roads School campus in Santa Monica. The Herb Alpert Educational Village represents a vision of education in the 21st century, housing several educational programs in one collaborative community: The New Visions Foundation, the students, faculty, and staff of New Roads School, and nonprofit partners are dedicated to the causes of educational advancement and social justice.
“It is an honor to have been selected to join this incredible village,” said Jeanne Meyers, Director and Co-founder of The MY HERO Project. “Being part of the Herb Alpert Educational Village gives MY HERO a home to collaborate with innovators and leaders in the field of education, with the goal of enriching all of our programs to better serve and empower students around the globe. It’s a dream come true for our media arts education program.”
Each of the Third Thursdays will be devoted to a unique theme dealing with education and social justice. A light reception will follow, where guests will be able to meet with presenters and MY HERO team members.
Herb Alpert Education Village – New Roads
The Capshaw-Spielberg Center for Arts and Educational Justice
Leadership Center, 2nd floor
3131 Olympic Boulevard #203
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Please RSVP to [email protected] 310.995.2618
The MY HERO Project is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that uses media and technology to celebrate the best of humanity and empower people of all ages to realize their own potential to effect positive change. MY HERO provides free curricula, hero-themed media and support to thousands of teachers while also teaching media-arts techniques to those in underrepresented communities. Students of all ages use its digital story-telling tools and contribute their own socially conscious essays, art, music and films to MY HERO’s ever-growing multi-media archive at www.myhero.com.
The CENTER FOR EDUCATIONAL JUSTICE is the home to twelve nonprofit partners, selected by New Visions, who share the communal goal of providing educational programming for at-risk youth in Los Angeles. For more information, please visit http://myhero.com/CEJ
About New Visions
- bringing together a community working for educational justice and the arts.
About Herb Alpert Educational Village
- The idea of bringing like-minded but varied non-profits together under one roof to advance the cause of education has been a dream of Paul Cummins for more than 10 years. That dream is now a working model at the Herb Alpert Educational Village.
About The MY HERO Project
- Launched in 1995 by three moms this project is used in classrooms around the world to explore and share stories, art, films, music about those making a positive difference in the world.
New Roads School
- "New Roads community is culturally and economically diverse...teachers enthusiastic, demanding and passionate..."