LOS ANGELES (July 15, 2014) - The Creative Coalition and the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) announce the launch of The Creative Coalition’s Show Biz Gives Back, a mentoring program that brings students together with actors, writers, producers, directors and other entertainment industry professionals who will provide skills support, role modeling, access and insights to this next generation of future leaders.
“The Creative Coalition’s Show Biz Gives Back is an opportunity for seasoned professionals to help young people develop both personally and professionally. We are pleased to partner with the Los Angeles Unified School District, the nation’s second largest school district,” said Robin Bronk, CEO of The Creative Coalition. “Show Biz Gives Back will provide students with the tools and insights to improve academic skills, strengthen self-esteem, and set career goals.”
“We look forward to the mentoring partnership with The Creative Coalition promoting growth – vocational, personal, and academic -- for our students,” said Tom Waldman, Executive Director of Board Communications for the Los Angeles Unified School District. “Research confirms that mentoring works and is beneficial to all youth. We are excited to bring the leadership of The Creative Coalition into LAUSD.”
For additional information or to apply to be a Show Biz Gives Back Mentor, please contact Jessica Shoer at Jshoer@thecreativecoalition.org.
About The Creative Coalition:The Creative Coalition (www.thecreativecoalition.org) is the premier nonprofit, nonpartisan social and public advocacy organization of the arts and entertainment community. Founded in 1989 by Christopher Reeve, Alec Baldwin, Susan Sarandon and other prominent members of the creative community, The Creative Coalition is dedicated to educating, mobilizing, and activating its members on issues of public importance.
Contact: Jessica Shoer, The Creative Coalition, 646-717-9912