Amazing Grace Conservatory (AGC) will provide artistic training and development in performing arts: acting, dance, voice, spoken word, yoga, media and digital arts for emerging artists (ages 11-18) from the communities of South Los Angeles.
The program provides artistic, personal and professional development but beyond this, it is a safe haven for youth to express themselves freely and become better members of their communities and the world. As the program expands to include now technical training in the arts, a focus on writing, editing, directing, and producing films there is a need to have staff who support program development through strategic alignments with local schools, government, corporate and business entities. Local schools partnerships include but are not limited to Audubon Middle School, Barack Obama Prep, Crenshaw, Augustin Hawkins, Washington Prep High Schools.
"As a Los Angeles native and LAUSD alum, I’m excited to give back to the community that touched, moved and inspired me to create! There were so many paths I could have taken, but the performing arts literally saved my life. It gave me purpose, passion and a voice. The Ready to Rise grant will allow AGC to pay it forward, saving more lives through the arts, one child at a time!"
Attending AGC for the past five years has truly been a dream come true! A conservatory where you are encouraged to be yourself while still mastering the aspects of acting, singing, dancing, media arts and so much more. If it wasn’t for AGC and Ready to Rise giving me this opportunity I wouldn’t have found my passion for the arts.