New Visions Village ProgramsN
ew Visions Village Programs was developed by New Visions to create innovative educational initiatives to ensure that youth, especially at-risk youth, have access to an excellent education. New Visions, working collaboratively with other non-profit partners, will incubate and communicate educational ideas that will benefit the broader educational community and promote social justice, environmental sustainability and the arts.
New Visions and its non-profit partners will reside and work together at the new Capshaw-Spielberg Center for Educational Justice building located on the Herb Alpert Educational Village campus in Santa Monica. The building is designed to foster collaborations, share resources and facilitate cross-sector communication that will significantly improve educational outcomes.
The 3-story Capshaw-Spielberg Center for Education Justice building which includes 5000 square feet of office space, a beautiful 350-seat theater and a leadership center will provide a unique and supportive environment for the new New Visions Village Programs.
New Visions will share office space with up to eleven other 501(c)3 partner organizations dedicated to promoting progressive social change for youth through education. Tentative partner organizations include: Squid and Squash Foundation, My Heroes, Young Storytellers, 5 Gyres, The Ojai Foundation, Earthwatch Institute, Center for Effective Learning and Contra-Tiempo.
Anne and Jerry Moss Theater
The theater will be used to present a monthly documentary film series focusing on education. Additionally, New Visions will be partnering with The Jazz Bakery to present world-class Jazz in the middle of Los Angeles. And non-profit partners will use the theater for performances, lectures and fundraisers.
The Leadership Center
The Leadership Center will be used to host conferences, round tables and trainings that further the discussions about social justice and innovative ways to reach young people. The first year will feature several bi-monthly events including:
- Two Americans: Two Educations (Spring 2013)
- Opportunities not Incarceration (Summer 2013)
- College access and support programs (Co-created with One Voice Scholars program Fall 2013)
- Educational Opportunities for Foster Youth (Winter 2014)