Our Partners


USTC is proud to be a founding member of The Arts for Healing and Justice Network (AHJN). AHJN is an interdisciplinary collaborative that provides exceptional arts programming in order to build resiliency and wellness, eliminate recidivism, and transform the juvenile justice system. The only collaborative of its kind for incarcerated youth in California, the innovative, leading-edge approach of AHJN’s arts-education programs holds the promise of becoming a national public/private model. The other founding members of this collaborative network are Armory Center for the Arts, Bold Ink Writers, Coalition for Engaged Education, InsideOut Writers, Rhythm Arts Alliance and Street Poets.


An arts education stewarded by a combination of classroom teachers, arts teachers, parents and a collaborative arts community guarantees student access to a world of creative thinking, learning and growing. Through our Arts Community Network, LAUSD supports organizations that enhance our students’ arts education experience.  When we send professional teaching artists directly into the classroom, it transforms the learning environment.  When students visit a museum, theater, concert hall, or cultural institution, they deepen their understanding of our city and our world.


The Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (LACDMH), with a budget of approximately $2.4 billion, is the largest county-operated mental health department in the United States, directly operating programs in more than 85 sites, and providing services through contract programs and LACDMH staff at approximately 300 sites co-located with other County departments, schools, courts and various organizations. Each year, the County contracts with close to 1,000 organizations and individual practitioners to provide a variety of mental health-related services. On average, more than 250,000 County residents of all ages are served every year.


Second largest in the nation, the Los Angeles Unified School District serves over 600,000 students in kindergarten through twelfth grade at over 1,000 schools. The District also has over 200 independently-operated public charter schools, authorized by the Los Angeles Unified Board of Education. Mission: Embracing our diversity to educate L.A.’s youth, ensure academic achievement and empower tomorrow’s leaders. We are L.A. Unified


The Partnership for Los Angeles Schools is one of the largest, in-district public school transformation organizations in the United States. We are a non-profit managing 18 LA Unified schools serving approximately 14,00 students, making us about as large as the Santa Monica – Malibu Unified School District.

Our Funders

We are deeply grateful to our funders for their generous support.
Their contributions make theatre arts eduction accessible to youth artists throughout Los Angeles County.

Ahmanson Foundation
The Herb Albert Foundation
Arts for Healing & Justice Network (AHJN)
The Brotman Foundation of California
California Arts Council (CAC)
California Community Foundation (CCF)
Johnny Carson Foundation
City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA)
The Carol and James Collins Foundation
The Carl & Roberta Deutsch Foundation
Find Your Light Foundation
The Franklin Cole Foundation
Friars Charitable Foundation
Goldman Sachs
The Green Foundation

The Mark Hughes Foundation
LA Arts COVID Recovery Fund
The Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Foundation
Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture (LACDAC)
The Lynch Foundation
Meisel & Pesses Family Foundation
Office of 2nd District Supervisor Holly Mitchell

Pearlman Geller Family Foundation

Perenchio Foundation
Dwight Stuart Youth Fund
Venable LLP Foundation
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