Community Partners

Monarch School

Monarch has served San Diego for nearly three decades, beginning as a one-room education center and expanding into a K-12 comprehensive school designed to educate homeless youth.

There are more than 1.2 million homeless students across the country and 23,000 in San Diego County alone. Research shows homelessness contributes to a wide range of challenges including physical and psychological problems, safety fears and academic struggles. It’s estimated that 75% of homeless students do not receive a high school diploma. The barriers these students face, hinder their ability to become contributing, successful members of their families and society and place them at a high risk of becoming tomorrow’s homeless adults.

At Monarch, we give students the skills and tools they need to overcome these odds.

Monarch School

Generate Hope

GenerateHope was founded in 2009, born from a desire to provide trauma care services to a very underserved local population, the founding members of GenerateHope soon came to realize there is a great need for comprehensive healing for women who have survived the horrors of being trafficked and sold for sex. This is an American epidemic.

GenerateHope is a safe place for survivors of sex trafficking to heal and find restoration in long-term housing and trauma-informed therapy, education, and vocational support. Since recovery from sexual exploitation is a long-term process, GenerateHope provides safety, community, and individualized life skills support to work through the deep trauma and discover a healthy, purpose-filled life.


Homeless Empowerment Through Art & Leadership (HEAL)

HEAL is a 501c3 nonprofit that provides opportunities for creative self-expression and personal growth for individuals experiencing homelessness in San Diego.

HEAL’s Mobile Art Studio travels into homeless communities to meet the artists where they are and establish an open, non-judgmental environment. By being mobile we are in a unique position to serve more individuals by lowering barriers for participation such as navigating public transportation. We can also keep our operational costs low by not paying for a brick and mortar location.

In addition to HEAL’s ongoing art programs, we participate in special events. These are opportunities to display and sell the artwork in shows or provide an art space during collaborative events. These are exciting ways for us to spread awareness and serve the community in new ways. Art sales give the artists the ability to earn an income through their hard work, as well as helping to confirm their talent, self-worth, and ability to contribute to their community in a meaningful way.


Rady Children’s Hospital

Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego is the largest children’s hospital in California and is a dedicated pediatric medical and trauma center serving 91% of San Diego, Imperial and southern Riverside counties’ children. Rady Children’s is also a major pediatric clinical research center, with more than 600 clinical trials and other research studies underway, in collaboration with world-class institutions, including UC San Diego, the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, The Scripps Research Institute, the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Rady Children’s Hospital

San Diego International Film Festival

The San Diego Int’l Film Festival currently produced by the San Diego Film Foundation, is the region’s premier showcase for outstanding U.S. and International independent filmmaking. The five-day event is an entertaining, enlightening and educational gathering that embraces the region’s diverse cultural landscape, enhances the art community and expands the economic vitality of San Diego. From October 4—8, 2017, the 16th Annual San Diego Int’l Film Festival presents 100+ films, industry panels, parties and red carpet events at two locations: The Gaslamp Quarter in the heart of downtown San Diego and the beautiful seaside community of La Jolla.

Community Partners

San Diego Visual Arts Network (SDVAN)

SDVAN | San Diego Visual Arts Network, has a mission to improve the clarity, accuracy and sophistication of disclosure about San Diego’s cultural life. By providing a directory and events calendar and facilitating collaborations we hope to not only build the confidence of those involved in the arts, but disseminate information throughout San Diego thus raising the bar on the writing, production & appreciation of the visual arts.

San Diego Visual Arts Network

ArtWalk San Diego

Producers of San Diego’s Original Fine Art Festivals, Mission Federal ArtWalk and ArtWalk NTC @ Liberty Station, bring together all facets of the arts for free public celebrations. Founded by local artists in 1984, these events now attract artists from across the globe, and art lovers travel to San Diego to immerse themselves in all things creative during these festivals. More than just art events, the festivals give attendees the opportunity to bring their families and participate in interactive art installations.

Erin Hanson | Last Color

Murals of La Jolla

Murals of La Jolla, a project of the La Jolla Community Foundation, was conceived in 2010 as a means to enhance the civic character of the community by commissioning public art projects on private property throughout La Jolla. An Art Advisory Committee composed of the heads of the major visual arts organizations in La Jolla commissions artists to propose the intervention of an image on specific walls on privately owned buildings. Each work is on view for a minimum of two years and has been generously funded by private donations to the La Jolla Community Foundation, under the umbrella of the San Diego Foundation. To date, new works by John Baldessari, Gajin Fujita, Anya Gallaccio, Robert Ginder, Ann Hamilton, Kim MacConnel, Ryan McGinness, Roy McMakin, Richard Allen Morris, Julian Opie and Fred Tomaselli have been installed throughout La Jolla.

JULIAN OPIE – Murals of La Jolla

La Jolla Art & Wine Festival

The 2015 La Jolla Art & Wine Festival returns to La Jolla for its seventh annual season on October 10th and 11th in the heart of the village, on Girard Ave. This two-day juried art show and fundraiser has quickly garnered a reputation as one of the most prestigious art & wine festivals in Southern California. The La Jolla Art & Wine Festival is free and open to the public.


Medium Festival of Photography

Medium Festival of Photography is an annual event in Southern California celebrating innovative photography through engaging lectures, outdoor projections, and workshops for working photographers. The festival features four days of dynamic programming and events including “Present Tense” lectures, portfolio reviews, live demonstrations, and a pop-up shop of unique photographic objects and books. Join us in welcoming artists and photography professionals for California’s most illuminating festival.

Medium Festival of Photography

Fashion Week San Diego™

Fashion Week San Diego™ is a collaborative entertainment event to celebrate the people of San Diego in the fashion and beauty arenas by showcasing and highlighting the pulse of these entrepreneurs and what they are creating. Fashion Week San Diego will feature 17 designers all from San Diego with collections ranging from ready to wear, jewelry, sportswear and haute couture. All events including the runway show, shopping day, art & beauty exhibit and education panels will take place in downtown San Diego October 1st through the 4th. One designer as voted by the audience of Fashion Week San Diego will win a business package to help make their line a reality. Fashion Week San Diego’s goal is not only to introduce these designers to the community, but also help give them momentum to grow.


UCSan Diego | Extension. Digital Arts Center

The Digital Arts Center has one-year intensive programs in Casual Gaming, Graphic Design, or Video & Editing. Certificate programs: Get up-to-date skills in graphic and web design, as well as AutoCAD, Revit, or 3DS Max with our software-based curriculum. Individual classes: Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Flash, Maya, 3DS Max, AutoCAD, Revit, Dreamweaver or web design.

University of San Diego (USD)

Nonprofit Management for Visual and Performing Arts Organizations: Museums, Foundations, Cultural Centers, Organizations and Cultural Private Businesses.

San Diego Italian Film Festival

Now in its seventh season, the San Diego Italian Film Festival, a not for profit 501c(3) organization, has quickly made its mark on the local landscape, joining ranks among the most beloved film festivals San Diego has to offer. Each year we have taken virtual journeys along with our protagonists, experiencing the passion, love, comedy, despair and hope of life. We have learned about Italian film from scholars and directors whose insightful introductions and lectures help us understand why these movies speak to us, and continue to influence filmmaking throughout the world.

The Old Globe

The internationally-acclaimed, Tony® Award-winning Old Globe is one of the most renowned regional theatres in the country, and has stood as San Diego’s flagship arts institution for over 75 years. 

The Old Globe produces a year-round season of 15 plays and musicals on its three stages, including its highly-regarded Shakespeare festival. The Old Globe is at the forefront of the nation’s leading performing arts organizations, setting a standard for excellence in American Theatre.

Balboa Park-Morley Field Recreational Council

The Balboa Park-Morley Field Recreation Council benefits recreation, sports, leisure, athletics, focusing specifically on parks and playgrounds programs. Balboa Park-Morley Field Recreation Council legal structure is an association. The organization is classified as an organization that receives less than 1/3 of its support from investment and unrelated business income and greater than 1/3 of its support from fees. Balboa Park-Morley Field Recreation Council is a government instrumentality.

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