IMAGINATION CREATES TRANSFORMATION | Arts for teens in the juvenile justice system
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OUR MISSION

Through arts education and community partnerships, The Imagine Bus Project engages and inspires incarcerated youth, and youth impacted by the juvenile justice system. We enable self-expression and positive personal development so that young people can successfully re-enter their communities and find a path to a fulfilling future.

THE IMAGINE BUS PROJECT ENVISIONS:

Juvenile Justice system-entangled youth who are able to express themselves creatively and healthfully, take risks safely, and plan for a fulfilling, positive future.

Involvement in the Juvenile Justice system as an opportunity for personal reflection, transformation and growth for adjudicated young people.

Our program model demonstrating achievement of healthy self-expression, improved personal development, a positive future orientation; and, can be replicated or adapted to reach more system-involved youth.

ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW

The Imagine Bus Project delivers cross-cultural learning experiences that focus on relationship building and art as tools for problem solving. We focus on exposing youth to creative opportunities and artists with the belief that art has the power to save lives and put adjudicated youth on a path towards a future in which they are healthy and empowered to lead creative and productive lives.

TIBP’s Theory of Change models that youth need a creative vehicle to build confidence through creativity, develop meaningful skills through their craft, and connect with their communities in order to break the cycle of incarceration

OUR STUDENTS

In FY 2014-2015, TIBP served 1,797 youth in Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, and Sonoma counties. Of those youth, 46% were Latino, 26% African American, 15% Caucasian, 7% Asian, 4% American Indian/Alaskan Native, and 2% Multi-Racial. Over 80% of our participants live below the poverty level with incomes of less than $24,000 for a family of four.

STAFF

Daniel Cavaliaye
Executive Director
Sandra Legler
Program Manager, Arts on the Outs
Dawood Marion
Program Manager, Youth Studio

Katy Schwager

Administrative Coordinator

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  • Celia Tejada • President

    Chief Creative Officer, RH Studio, Restoration Hardware

  • Maria Cristini • Vice President
    Executive Coach and Senior Advisor

  • Rohit Gupta • Treasurer
    CFO, GFO Companies

  • Dan Phillips • Secretary 
    Assistive Technology Specialist,
    Technology Resource Center of Marin

  • Nina Grove
    Director, Area & Affiliate Advertising at Abbvie

  • Nairobi Kim 
    VP, Business Risk and Strategic Solutions, Wells Fargo

  • Craig Roberts
    Principal, Hart Howerton

  • Kate Schermerhorn
    Producer and Director, Luna Park Productions

  • Leslie Taylor
    Co-Director, Firmwide Marketing & Communications at Gensler

  • Nico van Aelstyn
    Principal, Beveridge & Diamond, PC

ADVISORY COUNCIL

  • Jeff Adachi
    San Francisco Public Defender

  • Joe Alioto
    Joseph L. Alioto Consulting

  • Dr. Larry Brewster
    Professor, University of San Francisco

  • April Bucksbaum
    Executive Director at The Baum Foundation

  • Suzette Clarke
    Vice Chair, Center of Investigative Reporting (CIR)  

  • George Gascón
    San Francisco District Attorney

  • Michael Howe
    Executive Director at The RP Group

  • Matthias R. Lemke, MD
    Professor of Psychiatry, University of Kiel

  • Roger M Low
    CEO, RMLow Enterprises

  • Aila Malik
    Founder of Venture Leadership Consulting

  • Jennifer Siebel Newsom
    Chief Executive Officer | Founder at The Representation Project

MEMBERS EMERITUS

Leslie Alden
Aide to Marin County Supervisor Katherin Sears

Derek Aspacher
Executive Director, The Marcled Foundation

Leigh Judson
Freelance Producer/Project Manager

Gena Segno
Director of Art & Multi-cultural Programs, Gymboree Play & Music Corp.

HOW IMAGINE BUS PROJECT IS MAKING A DIFFERENCE