Contact: Jeanne Meyers FOR
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
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!
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
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.
Education Village – New Roads
Capshaw-Spielberg Center for Arts and Educational Justice
Center, 2nd floor
3131 Olympic Boulevard #203
Monica, CA 90404
to firstname.lastname@example.org 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